In the Bear’s Den
A Showcase and Vision for Bartlett’s Library by Tom Grenier
The freedom to read is guaranteed under our constitution and essential to the health of our democracy. It is our duty as educators to provide high-quality books and media that enrich the variety of ideas and perspectives available to our readers. The public interest is best served by our providing equal access to the diversity of views and expressions that represent the vast spectrum of beliefs and perspectives manifested in our society. An open communication and sharing of ideas that respects all cogent perspectives present in our culture is essential to the vitality of our free and just society (ALA 1996/2004).