Celebrate the Freedom to Read at Seekonk Library
Wednesday, October 4th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Seekonk, MA – Grab your book of choice and a lounge chair or blanket and head to the library lawn anytime between 3 and 7 PM (or meeting room in case of rain) for Let Freedom Read, a statewide read-in to celebrate the freedom to read.
Digital participation is also welcomed. Download an eBook or audiobook through www.seekonkpl.org and use #LetFreedomReadMA to post pictures to social media.
According to the American Library Association, there were 45 book challenges in Massachusetts in 2022 affecting 57 titles. That’s more than the past 9 years (2013-2021) combined which totaled 38 challenges. Nationwide, ALA reported 1,270 book challenges in 2022, up significantly from 350 in 2019. The Massachusetts Library Association, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Massachusetts School Library Association recently released a statement in support of libraries and intellectual freedom. Individuals can show their support by signing on at tinyurl.com/supporting-libraries.
Join us to read books and celebrate the freedom to read.
Let Freedom Read is supported by your local library and the Joint Task Force for Intellectual Freedom with members from the Massachusetts Library Association, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Massachusetts School Library Association.
This is an all ages event.
For more event information, visit www.seekonkpl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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