A reminder of how fortunate we are to be able to access a wide range of ideas, opinions, and creative work easily.
That’s the message behind Freedom to Read Week which is on from now until Saturday at libraries across the country including here at the Stratford Public Library.
Staff at the library say the week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm a commitment to intellectual freedom which is a right guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Melanie Kindrachuck is a Public Service Librarian at the Stratford Public Library and she says it’s a week to celebrate the fact we live in a free society.
“We have some book lists on our website and we’ll also be sharing those right at the desk and making a few displays on some of the books that might have been banned or challenged in other places and why they might have been banned or challenged.”
You can click here to learn more about the events taking place this week.