IOWA CITY -- Mayor Bruce Teague has issued a proclamation recognizing September as "Freedom to Read Month," encouraging all residents to celebrate their intellectual freedom. The proclamation urges everyone to uphold their freedom to read by obtaining a library card and visiting the Iowa City Public Library and the ICPL Bookmobile.
This proclamation comes ahead of the annual Intellectual Freedom Festival, which runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 10, celebrating everyone's right to freedom of thought and expression.
The proclamation was presented by the Iowa City Public Library and the Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Read the full proclamation here.
The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information; engages them with the world of ideas and with each other; and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.