Broward County Library Announces Book Sanctuary Openings

Challenged books to be protected and made accessible

In celebration of the joy of reading and in support of intellectual freedom, Broward County Libraries (BCL) has created a Book Sanctuary in each of its 36 branches. Book Sanctuaries are designated areas where endangered stories will be protected and made accessible for exploration or checkout.

All BCL locations will maintain a year-round Book Sanctuary, joining the over 2,000 Book Sanctuaries that already exist across the United States.

"As Director of Broward County Library, a vital part of my mission is to ensure that the freedom to read is not compromised," said Allison Grubbs. "The right to think, speak and learn freely are foundational values in our democracy and in our libraries."

Broward County Library, as a longtime member of the American Library Association and the Urban Libraries Council, vigorously supports access to library materials. Establishing Book Sanctuaries locally is one of the many ways they support the right to read.

book sanctuary display at Main library