The Flin Flon Public Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week with a display of banned books this week. Administrator Elizabeth Andres says this is an annual event that encourages all Canadians to think about their commitment to intellectual freedom and intellectual freedom is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that freedom can never ever be taken for granted. She notes even in Canada books and magazines are banned at the border, they never make it into Canada. Andres adds her favorite banned book is The Lorax and that’s because when people look at that they think of Dr. Seuss what a funny little guy, he’s speaking to the trees but actually back in 1971 people saw that as a dangerous piece of political commentary and they said it was propaganda and they banned it in many places.
Freedom to Read Week runs all this week through Saturday.