The Biblio File: Library News

Updated 2019/02/14

Pinawa Public Library
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The Biblio File
February 18, 2019

Never take your freedom to read for granted.  February 24 to March 2, 2019 is Freedom to Read Week.  Canadians have long tried to remove books and magazines that they deem offensive, or inappropriate for certain audiences, from public libraries and schools. Sometimes they have succeeded and sometimes they have failed.  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.  At the library we have a list of 30 title targets in recent decades in Canada.  Some of them may surprise you.  To see the list go to:

http://www.freedomtoread.ca/censorship-in-canada/30-challenged-publications/#.XGWGvKJKiUk

Please join us at the library on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 for an evening story time featuring Fairy Tales.  There will be stories, songs, and a bedtime snack.  This event is sponsored by Grassroots. Everyone welcome!