The Manitoba Library Association is pleased to support Freedom to Read Week. The campaign, which runs from February 24th to March 2nd, challenges Canadians to think about how censorship in all forms limits our access to information and hinders the democratic exchange of ideas. Did you know that books are regularly being challenged and removed from bookshelves in libraries and schools across the country? As librarians and educators intellectual freedom is at the root of our professional values and in light of the recent case with a McMaster University librarian - it is just as important as ever. Whether resisting the removal of books from our schools and public libraries, or fighting the attacks on our freedom of expression on the Internet, libraries and librarians must support our freedom to read.
You can check out http://www.freedomtoread.ca/ for more information or ideas to promote the campaign at your library.
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