New Bill Politicizing Libraries in Kentucky is a Massive Alarm Bell for the Freedom to Read
Summer Lopez, Senior Director of Free Expression programs at PEN America, stated: "Though often unheralded as such, public libraries are the beating heart of democracy, making access to the… More
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"2,475 libraries, out of about 15,000 across the country, are currently closed due to damage, funding, or staff being forced to leave their jobs and homes due to the war...21 libraries have lost their entire collections." https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1598669619253895169
We heard many horrifying stories as we researched our new report on cultural erasure in #Ukraine. But the one that sticks with me is the Lozova Palace of Culture.
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