Library Bill of Rights Poster
First drafted in 1938 and adopted by ALA in 1939, the Library Bill of Rights was written to speak out against the “growing intolerance, suppression of free speech and censorship affecting the rights of minorities and individuals.”
Today, it continues to stand as a fundamental declaration of librarian values. Based on the First Amendment, the Library Bill of Rights guides librarians in serving their communities and defending the rights of all patrons. This poster is a vivid reminder that libraries are havens to protect ideas, as well as challenge them. Display the Library Bill of Rights and proudly proclaim that you stand for free expression and intellectual freedom.