Get Involved: Ideas for Educators

Freedom to Read Week provides an opportunity for Canadians to focus on issues of intellectual freedom as they affect your community, your province, 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.

Each year, the Freedom to Read Kit includes a Get Involved section that provides activities designed for classroom instruction and discussion. Get Involved is also intended for citizens outside the classroom who wish to plan community events. This section includes ideas for publicizing challenged books and magazines in Canada, organizing events that draw attention to freedom of expression and generating publicity for local events.

How You Can Observe Freedom to Read Week

We encourage you to use these ideas to Get Involved during Freedom to Read Week and all year round. We sincerely hope your efforts have an impact in your classroom and your community.

Bookcrossing: Free a Challenged Book

Did you know that someone in Canada is trying to stop you from reading certain books? Are you shocked? Are you willing to spread the word around your community and possibly further? To mark Freedom to Read Week, the Freedom of Expression Committee, in partnership with, has come up with a fun and innovative […]