Freedom to Read Week

February 22 – 28, 2009 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. This is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about intellectual freedom.

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Visit the Freedom to Read Week website for a calendar of the week’s events across Canada, information on censorship in Canada (including a list of over 100 books that have been challenged), and additional resources for educators and individuals for discussing intellectual freedom and censorship issues.

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Did you know…

Did you know that here, at the Uxbridge Public Library, you can borrow records?  That’s right!  In addition to books, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, we also have records!

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More updates.

A help page on how to update the blog has been posted– check it out, the link is under “Pages” on the right side of this screen.

In other library news, it is a Tuesday evening.  We are open until 9:00.  There’s still time to come in and enjoy some library time!

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First post!

Welcome to the Uxbridge Public Library official blog. Within the coming weeks, expect to see lots of posts on this site, regarding anything you need to know about the library!

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