February 19 - 25, 2023
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.
Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by taking our trivia quiz! Open February 6 to 28, 2023.
Answer the trivia questions and learn about books and authors that have been subject to censorship in Canada and worldwide. Once completed, you can enter the draw to win a prize. But don't stop there! We encourage you to support Freedom to Read by reading one of the challenged books or authors. You can find in our catalogue.
Starting February 6th, you can take the online trivia quiz here: Freedom to Read Trivia. If you wish to enter the prize draw, be sure to follow the link at the end of the form to fill in your contact information. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, February 28, 2023. One entry per person.
Pick up a paper copy of the trivia quiz at your local branch.
To be entered into the prize draw, there are two ways you can submit your trivia quiz:
The trivia quiz must be submitted by February 28, 2023 to be entered into the prize draw. One entry per person.
A literary prize pack for five lucky winners!
Winners will be notified Friday, March 10, 2023.
Try these subject headings, electronic resources, or check with reference staff for more materials:
Our librarians have created some booklists to help you explore Freedom to Read Week:
From Kanopy Streaming Films
Stories found in the media on intellectual freedom, book banning, and censorship.
Magazines and Academic Journals (MasterFile Premier)
Canadian Newspapers (Canadian Newsstream)
A part of intellectual freedom is the right to seek out information without restriction. Developing strong critical thinking skills will help you assess for yourself what you read. Here are some tools to help:
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