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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 26 - March 4)

Freedom to Read Week begins today.  “Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms” (

Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves.  To celebrate freedom of expression, why not read a book that has been challenged?  See for suggestions. 

Every year, libraries, schools and community groups across Canada celebrate freedom of expression by organizing Freedom to Read Week activities.  To find an event in your area, go to

For an international perspective, check out these sites: