Feb 22, 2015
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of all Canadians, and freedom to read is part of that precious heritage.
Freedom to Read Week is an initiative put in place by the Book and Periodical Council (BPC) that annually celebrates intellectual freedom and encourages people of all ages to get involved and tackle the issues that relate to intellectual freedom and censorship within their communities. This year, it takes place between February 22-28.
OPL is celebrating Freedom to Read Week with displays in our branches, and with collections of specially selected books and resources on intellectual freedom, free expression advocates and champions and banned books around the world. Come in and check out a book deemed ' controversial, 'challenged' or 'censored'. We dare you!