Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – Freedom to Read

It is Tuesday again – How about a list? In the United State we observe Banned Books Week and in Canada they honor Freedom to Read. Both are such GREAT ideas. We should celebrate all our freedoms! This week (February 22-28, 2008) the Canadian Freedom of Expression Committee is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Freedom to Read campaign. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate your Freedom to Read!

  • Stay informed. If you read or hear about a challenge, support both your librarian and free and open access to library materials.
  • Exercise your rights! Check out or re-read a favorite banned book
  • Get involved. Volunteer to help your library.
  • Hold a discussion about the freedom to read and helps educate others about censorship.
  • Speak out. Write letters to the editor, congressman, etc. supporting the freedom to read.
  • Talk to your neighbors and friends about why everyone should be allowed to choose for themselves and their families what they read.
  • Encourage your book group to read and discuss a book, any book – you are free to choose!
  • Give one of your favorite books as a gift.
  • Share Your Experience - let others us know your Freedom to Read and why you celebrate it!
  • Join the Freedom to Read Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to the legal and financial defense of intellectual freedom, especially in libraries.

Freedom to Read Week 2009

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