Every year, especially in library land, we celebrate the intellectual freedom rights we are granted under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. Meaning we can provide YOU access to a diverse range of reading materials, online and in print! However, schools and libraries often receive challenges from members of the community that try to censor or ban certain materials.
What types of things have been challenged in Canadian libraries?
This book was restricted in a K-12 school to students below grade 8 due to a complaint because of :
Library patron complained that this title should be burned or at least moved to the Adult section because:
- Religious viewpoint
This Teen/Adult Graphic Novel received a complaint by a library patron for having shocking and offensive language.
This book was shelved as a teen non-fiction book. However, a mother complained to move it to the adult section because it contains nudity.
What do you think about these titles and censorship in the library?