Niagara Falls library holding Banned Book Club for teenagers


Published February 15, 2023 at 12:28 pm

With Freedom to Read Week coming to Canada Feb. 19 to 25, the Niagara Falls Public Library is making it easier for teenagers to get ahold of books that have been banned in numerous communities across North America.

“Freedom to Read Week is coming up so we’re holding a banned book book club just for teens! Pick a book to read and we’ll chat about what caused it to be banned or challenged,” said the library.

“Not sure what books have been banned? Don’t worry we can help you pick! This program (for ages 13-17) will run virtually on Tuesday, February 28 at 4 to 5pm.”

With everything from classic literature from Mark Twain to George Orwell, as well as youth favourites such as the Harry Potter series, being banned from various reasons, the library’s Banned Book Club will help youths sort of the reasons behind the opposition to some books.

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians, especially younger ones, to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Registration is required for the Niagara Falls Public Library’s Banned Book Club and interested teens can find it HERE

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