Freedom to Read Week - February 18-24

Feb. 18, 2024 Serena Boyte-Hawryluk

Public libraries continue to support the right of all Canadians to access information and express themselves freely. 

Freedom to Read Week is an opportunity to celebrate intellectual freedom in Canada by acknowledging the reality of book banning. Librarians have an obligation to provide reading materials and resources that represent a wide variety of views, even those that are polarizing, unpopular, or offensive to some members of the community. 

You can celebrate intellectual freedom by checking out a book that has been challenged (this means that someone somewhere has attempted to have this book removed from a Canadian public library). The following titles can be found in our collection. For more challenged titles, please see the Challenged Works Archive.