Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week 2020

What do If I Ran the Zoo, Harry Potter books, Lord of the Rings, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Handmaid’s Tale have in common? These books have all been challenged in public and/or school libraries. February 23rd to 29th is Freedom to Read Week! This annual event encourages Canadians to think… Read more

Freedom to Read Week 2018

It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 25th to March 3rd! Canadians are encouraged to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.  The Canadian Charter of Human Rights gives Canadians the right to read, write, and watch content of their choice (within the limits of the law) from a variety of perspectives. Even… Read more

Freedom to Read Week 2017

It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 26th to March 4th. This is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and commit to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Every year schools and libraries receive requests to remove resources because someone has found them offensive or inappropriate…. Read more