Published on Oct 1, 2012
A video made by Vermont's Librarians for ALA's 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week.
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Welcome to Vermont, population 625,000.
330,000 of those are registered library users.
With 251 towns and 183 public libraries, we're the first in the nation in public libraries per capita.
We love freedom so much, it's in our motto, and on our quarter.
We've got a state law that protects library confidentiality, for adults and children.
Our Senator tried to pass legislation exempting bookstores and libraries from the USA PATRIOT Act.
Our local elected officials tweet about banned books.
Our librarians win intellectual freedom awards for defending childrens' rights to read.
We're active in social media and we promote good books and exploring the history of intellectual freedom in the US through programming, book displays and partnering with groups like ...
... the ACLU and local book sellers to hold "An Evening Without" giving voice to the silenced... held in a different Vermont town or city each year.
This year, like every year, celebrate the freedom to READ.
Happy 30th Anniversary Banned Books week, from Vermont's librarians.