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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Library Participates in Freedom to Read Week

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October 3, 2023 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has joined the Michigan Library Association and public libraries across the state to celebrate and promote Michiganders’ freedom to read through digital public awareness campaign during Freedom to Read Week, October 1 – 7.  

GADML Teen Programming Librarian Madison Roberts appears in a video about Freedom to Read Week with representatives from the following organizations: The American Library Association, Michigan Library Association, Fowlerville District Library, Herrick District Library, Charlotte Community Library, Traverse Area District Library, Grosse Pointe Public Library, Bay County Library System, Ferndale Area District Library, Grand Ledge Area District Library, Loutit District Library, Roseville Public Library, Troy Public Library, Ypsilanti District Library, and Southgate Veterans Memorial Library. To watch the video, visit the Library’s social media channels on Facebook (@GraceDowLibrary), Instagram (@gracedowlibrary), and TikTok (@gadmlibrary).  

In addition, residents can visit the Library this week to view a special book display that raises awareness about Freedom to Read Week and the importance of public libraries in this campaign.  

MI Right to Read is an initiative of the Michigan Library Association (MLA), coordinated through the leadership of the Intellectual Freedom Task Force. Its goal is to protect Michiganders’ right to read, oppose attempts to ban books from Michigan libraries, educate the public about the right to read, oppose any legislation that infringes upon Michigan citizens’ First Amendment rights, and ensure that librarians across Michigan will be entrusted to continue to do their jobs and serve the needs of all individuals and communities  For more information, visit www.MIrighttoread.com.   

The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Rd and is a service of the City of Midland. For more information, to sign up for the Library newsletter, or to learn more about the Library, visit www.gadml.org.

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