Library hosts Read-In to support freedom

The Thompson Nicola Regional District library system is marking Freedom to Read Week, which takes place this year from Feb. 26 to March 4, with a Read-In at the Kamloops Library.

Organized by the Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

To mark the occasion, the Kamloops Library is hosting a Read-In on Thursday, March 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Readers are urged to bring their favourite banned book or borrow one from the Library, and read for 15 minutes or more to show support for those who fought for intellectual freedom.

Examples of banned and challenged books can be found at www.freedomtoread.ca/ challenged-works/.

Readers who sign in will be entered into a prize draw.

This is a drop-in event and no registration is needed.

For more information contact the Adult Services Team: questions@tnrd.ca; 250.372.5145


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