Freedom to Read Week at the Library

Media Release

Freedom to Read Week at the SD&G County Library
February 24, 2017

Celebrate your “Freedom to Read” this year from February 26 to March 4. This annual, week-long celebration is an opportunity to reflect and appreciate our right in Canada to read whatever we want.

At the SD&G County Library, staff have put together a number of activities in connection with this national program. Visit a branch and test your knowledge of banned books, have a "mug shot" taken with your favourite challenged book, or create some poetry – there is a lot happening to remind us of the freedom we have to access all expressions of ideas.

“Freedom to Read Week is an important week for both libraries and Canadians” says Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services. “We are very fortunate to not have restrictions placed on our access to information, and it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate this right.” 

“Freedom to Read” programs are being offered at all branches of the SD&G County Library throughout the week. Contact your local branch or visit the website ( for more information.


About Freedom to Read Week

“Freedom to Read Week” is an annual event that encourages Canadians to celebrate their right to intellectual freedom, guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The event is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council. For more information on Freedom to Read in Canada, visit