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.
As a member of the British Columbia Library Association, GVPL affirms that
Public libraries should make available the widest diversity of views and expression, including those which are unorthodox or unpopular with the majority.
Librarians can demonstrate that the answer to a bad book is a good one, the answer to a bad idea is a good one. – BCLA Statement of Intellectual Freedom
For recommended books and more information, go to the official Freedom to Read Week website and visit our book displays at all GVPL branches.
Bruce Hutchison’s Freedom to Read Week display
Central’s Freedom to Read Week display
Emily Carr’s Freedom to Read Week display
Oak Bay’s Freedom to Read Week display