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Freedom to Read Week

February 18-24, 2024

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. As of 2024, Freedom to Read Week entered a new phase led by Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, and the Ontario Library Association in partnership with the Book and Periodical Council.

How You Can Celebrate

Freedom to Read Week provides an opportunity for Canadians to focus on issues of intellectual freedom as they affect your community, your province or territory, our country, and countries around the world. 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.

Show you support by ordering our annual Freedom to Read poster. See 35+ years of posters in our poster gallery.

Check our online calendar of Freedom to Read Week events to find out what’s happening in your community.

Show your support for Freedom to Read. Share our images on social media or post a banner on your website and link to us!

Get involved! Get active on social media, organize a (socially distanced) community event, create a DIY display, and more.