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Freedom to Read Week 2019


It’s the second most wonderful time of the year, after Library Month (in October).

It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 24 to March 1: an annual celebration of reading and access to books, stories, ideas and intellectual freedom!

Even in Canada, schools and public libraries are regularly asked to remove books, magazines or other items from their shelves and online collections.

Every year Freedom to Read Week invites Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom and access to information.

Join OPL in celebrating this important week for libraries and the role they play in an informed, democratic society.

See here for OPL’s statement regarding Intellectual Freedom.

Visit your local branch, check out displays of previously challenged works or find some new reads from our Read & Resist book list.

For more works, head over to the Freedom to Read Week website for their list of select works that were challenged in Canada.

Enjoy Freedom to Read Week and make OPL a part of your life every week.