FREEDOM TO READ WEEK 2015
Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with Barrie Public Library
February 22-28, 2015
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Check out a title from our list of Banned or Challenged Books today!
Look for fun activities and displays throughout the library.
The Barrie Public Library endorses the Canadian Library Association “Statement on Intellectual Freedom”:
“All persons in Canada have the fundamental right, as embodied in the nation’s Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to have access to all expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express their thoughts publicly. This right to intellectual freedom, under the law, is essential to the health and development of Canadian society.