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Freedom to Read Week

This year Freedom to Read Week is February 25th to March 3rd.

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

What plans do you have for this event? Is your library celebrating? That particular week is reading week here at the college, so it’s doubtful that anyone here will do anything, but I think I may try to get a few friends together for something outside of work. Suggestions? Oh, I just thought maybe I could do something before FtRW at the college – any ideas on that? I am the newbie so I don’t know if the staff here normally do something or if they’d be open to planning an activity.

(Yes, I have posts in draft on the super conference – I’ll post more soon, really!)

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About Jen

An instructor, a reader, a dog-owner, and advocate; that's how I define myself and these aspects directly impact my interests and conversations.

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  1. The Pelham Public Library, Fonthill, ON is issuing the “Banned Books Challenge,” through our weblog Fahrenheit 451: Banned Books(http://www.pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com). We are encouraging readers to choose the number of banned or challenged books they would like to set as a goal between February and June. Details will be posted soon. If you want to get a head start on choosing the books you will read, check our links or visit the Pelham Library’s Library Thing collection.

    Posted by fahrenheit451moderator | 7 Feb 2007, 1:27 AM

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