Montclair Public Library Director Chosen for National Free Speech Organization

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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