The Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Public Library has an innovative program that addresses the connection between low literacy rates and crime. They've partnered with a local school, the police department, and a local Rotary Club to offer "It’s a Crime Not to Read."
Banned Books Week is an annual event that "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States." You may be surprised these titles are included on the list of Banned and Challenged Classics:
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month — here are resources to promote it at your library: