Freedom to Read Week is an annual national event that celebrates intellectual freedom in Canada. Organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week raises awareness about the challenges to our freedom to read. Libraries across the country play an important role in protecting our intellectual freedom, ensuring everyone has uncensored access to all materials of varying topics, beliefs, and opinions.
“Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they chose to read.”
Join us on Wednesday, February 27th (tomorrow) in the library classroom for a Banned Books Reading & Discussion. Bring a challenged work (book, magazine, graphic novel) for a brief reading or explanation on why the work was challenged.
Snacks and beverages will be provided! Hope to see you all there 🙂