Freedom to Read Week arrives next week at SD&G Library branches

SDG — Celebrate your “Freedom to Read” from Feb. 26 to March 4 at branches of the SD&G County Library.

The annual celebration is billed as  an opportunity to reflect and appreciate our right in Canada to read whatever we want.

Library staff have put together a number of activities in connection with the national program. The public are invited to visit a branch and test their knowledge of banned books, have a mug shot taken with their favourite challenged book, or create some poetry.

“Freedom to Read Week is an important week for both libraries and Canadians” says Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services. “We are very fortunate to not have restrictions placed on our access to information, and it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate this right.” 

 “Freedom to Read” programs are being offered at all branches of the SD&G County Library throughout the week. 

 The national event is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.

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