Freedom to Read Week Poster, featuring an illustration of an older woman of colour reading a book to a diverse group of three children and gesturing passionately. The whole group is sitting in a giant sunflower against the backdrop of a blue sky. Freedom to read week is February 19-25 2023.

2023 Freedom to Read Week Poster

Freedom to Read Week is February 19-25, 2023. It is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Book and Periodical Council.

BCLA orders a limited supply of Freedom to Read Week posters and makes these available to our institutional members on a first-come-first-served basis, at no cost to the institution.

Institutional members may order up to 10 posters from BCLA using the order request form.


Final orders must be received by February 6 to ensure timely receipt of posters – but we may run out before this date, so we recommend ordering as early as possible.