(MONTCLAIR, NJ)-- Peter Coyl, Director of the Montclair Public Library, has been elected to serve as a Trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a national organization dedicated to protect and defend the right of libraries to collect, and individuals to access, information.


“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on the Freedom to Read Foundation,” said Coyl.  “Our First Amendment rights are a bedrock principle of America and of our public libraries. Protecting and defending our Constitutional right to access, share, and discuss information is of the utmost importance.”


Coyl will be one of 11 elected trustees who govern the Foundation, alongside leaders of the American Library Association.  His two year term will begin at the conclusion of the American Library Association Annual Conference in June.

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About the Freedom to Read Foundation: The Freedom to Read Foundation is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF was created in 1969 to support libraries and librarians in their defense of First Amendment rights.  More information can be found on its website FTRF.org


About the Montclair Public Library: Founded in 1893, the Montclair Free Public Library exists to enhance the quality of life in Montclair by providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning, and information literacy.  More information can be found on its website MontclairLibrary.org