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Freedom to Read Week 2018: February 25 to March 3


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; what do these books all have in common? They both challenged in Canada at one point in time. 

Every year Freedom to Read Week invites Canadians to celebrate and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This year Freedom to Read Week takes place from February 25 to March 3. Join us in supporting this important cause. Visit your local branch, check out  displays of previously challenged works or find some new reads in the Challenged Works – Freedom to Read Week book list. Here is the full list of select works that were challenged in Canada.

Libraries have always supported and encouraged access to information for all and the OPL is pleased to take part in this annual event and celebrate one of our fundamental values as a library.
Enjoy your library and read for intellectual freedom: Happy Freedom to read Week!