Freedom to Read Week



Freedom to Read Week 2018

Support Freedom to Read.

Read a banned book.


Freedom to Read Week is from February 25 – March 3 this year. This 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.

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. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression 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 choose to read.

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This inspiring Freedom to Read Week video was made by Julia and Danika from the Calgary Science School, who won the Calgary Public Library Teen Freedom to Read Week Video contest.

Click on the covers below for a list of books challenged in Canada that we have here at the Gibsons Library.

Handmaid's taleAdult Fiction GiverJuvenile Fiction