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Library and UCWbL Awarded Banned Books Week Grant

by Krystal Lewis 6/2/2014 10:17:00 AM

The DePaul University Library and the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) are honored to be among seven recipients of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.  The grant supports events planned to celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

This will be the fourth year the DePaul University Library and UCWbL have collaborated to provide Banned Books Week programming to the DePaul community.  Planned for the fall are a special interview on the UCWbL’s scrawl radio program; a banned books read-out and “pop-up shop” in the DePaul Student Center, where members of the DePaul community can read passages from banned books aloud and then check out books to take home; and a panel discussion featuring DePaul faculty, staff, and a member of the community recently affected by a book challenge.

Banned Books Week is an annual, international celebration of the freedom to read, begun in 1982 to draw attention to the issue of increased challenges to books in libraries.  The Freedom to Read Foundation has awarded grants for Banned Books Week events via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund since 2010.  The DePaul University Library and the UCWbL hope that you will join us this fall for the Banned Books Week festivities.

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