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Freedom to Read Week Book Displays and Activities

February 26 to March 4, 2017

Barrie Public Library will be participating in Freedom to Read Week by featuring a display of challenged graphic novels, as well as a display of challenged teen and adult books that have been wrapped to hide the title and author, and instead will display a one-word (and attention-grabbing) description of why the book was challenged. Examples include “smut”, “racist”, or “vulgar”. Inside the book will be a bookmark with details on the book's challenge, which the patron will get to keep. We will also have block puzzles with cut-up images of challenged books that patrons can complete to reveal the challenged book, and a display featuring images of children’s book covers that can be flipped over to reveal a description of the book, and why it was challenged. A social media contest will be held where we ask patrons questions such as “what does freedom to read mean to you”, “what is your favourite challenged book”, and “what is your favourite line from a challenged book?”. A name will be drawn from the responses as the prize winner – the prize will be a banned books mug!

Barrie Public Library - Downtown Branch
60 Worsley Street Barrie, ON L4M 1L6
Barrie, Ontario


705-728-1010 ext. 7020

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