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City of Chicago and Chicago Public Library Declare Themselves Book Sanctuaries

Yesterday, in response to the increased number of book banning attempts throughout the nation, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) have declared themselves protected areas for endangered tales. The metropolis of Chicago and the CPL have established “Book Sanctuaries” throughout 81 library branches and 77 neighborhoods. These sanctuaries are protected areas for books and supply help for sustaining the liberty to learn.

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot stated “As one of the most diverse cities in the country, Chicago is proud to continue welcoming people from all walks of life and providing spaces for them to share their experiences. Book Sanctuaries will serve as these spaces and send an important message that our libraries are safe places for all to explore and discover.”

The Chicago Public Library is encouraging others to begin their very own Book Sanctuaries, which may be any measurement and exist wherever. The CPL solely ask that these trying to set up sanctuaries take no less than one of many following actions:

  • Collect and shield books prone to being banned, which are typically ones that heart BIPOC or LGBTQ+ experiences
  • Make these books as accessible as doable
  • Facilitate e-book talks and different occasions that permit area for various views and tales
  • Educate on the historical past of e-book banning

The CPL has made a blueprint out there for individuals who are curious about preventing in opposition to censorship and beginning their very own Book Sanctuary. If you’re , go to TheBookSanctuary.org.

Find extra information and tales of curiosity from the e-book world in Breaking in Books.

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