February 26 – March 4, 2017
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.
In 2016, for Freedom to Read Week, we reached out to some Canadian Booktubers and content creators to share what Freedom to Read means to them.
This inspiring Freedom to Read Week video was made by Julia and Danika from the Calgary Science School, who won the Calgary Public Library Teen Freedom to Read Week Video contest.
How You Can Celebrate
Show you support by ordering a Freedom to Read Kit, featuring articles on current censorship activities in Canada, clip art, annual poster, and suggested ways to get involved.
Show your support for Freedom to Read. Post a banner on your website and link to us!
Whether you are a librarian, bookseller, educator, student, or member of the community, there are lots of ways you can help mark this annual event.
Freedom to Read Week is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and receives support from readers, writers, publishers, librarians, educators, booksellers and other organizations. See the complete list of sponsors.
To find out how you can become a sponsor, contact the Book and Periodical Council.