Thanks to everyone who participated in FTRW and to everyone who took time to send in photos of their libraries for our contest.
Mitzi Fortin, Community Librarian with the Lumby Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library writes:
Lumby is a village located in the Okanagan interior. We have a population of about 1700 and are a well used library. We have set up a small sampling due to space in our library to inform our customers about Freedom to Read. The comments vary from “Well can you imagine?” to “How can someone else decide what we should read or not read?” The display is getting attention and that is what we hoped for.
Here is the display from the Prince Rupert public library, thanks Leah!
Beth Barlow, Chief Librarian of Surrey PL, sent in this picture from their Ocean Park Branch:
Please feel free share other things that you did personally or professionally during FTRW in the comments section.
Last year’s contest was a huge success, so we’ve decided to do it again. Send in pictures of how you are celebrating Freedom to Read week (FTRW) at your library that we can use on our blog and in the Reporter. Your entry could be a photo of a book display, a puppet show on internet filtering, staff in FTRW themed shirts, a program you are doing for FTRW, or you and your banned books bracelet or tattoo. Winners will be selected randomly and will receive a set of fabulous intellectual freedom themed buttons.
Please email your entries to tara_robertson at yahoo dot com by March 3rd.
Hopefully I’ll see you at our button making party, or the Freedom to Read week events we are cosponsoring next week in Vancouver. A Here’s the poster of these events.