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GVPL challenges you to read a banned book

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.

Or, choose a title from our latest Book Love blog post about books that were challenged in 2017.

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

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Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger