Category Archives: Censorship

Freedom to Read Contest Continues until April 17

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Enter to win the Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Enter to win the Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Our Freedom to Read Week Book Bingo Contest will be open until April 17, featuring our Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Need some hints? Visit local Newfoundland book publisher’s sites to find books that match the Bingo squares:

Boulder Publications

Breakwater Books

Creative Book Publishing

DRC Publishers

Flanker Press

Freedom to Read Week Contest Launch event

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Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library, on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:00 pm to celebrate Freedom to Read Week, an event that marks the wonderful freedom to read that we Canadians enjoy.

Guest Speaker: Noted Newfoundland & Labrador Author, Kevin Major

Guest Speaker: Noted Newfoundland & Labrador Author, Kevin Major

Noted Newfoundland and Labrador author, Kevin Major, will be our guest speaker, and will talk about what it’s like to have your book challenged by a school board system. Local publishers will be in attendance with their books available for purchase, and there will be refreshments and a door prize. This event is free and open to the public.

The event will launch the NLLA’s Book Bingo Contest. The grand prize winner will be announced early in May and will receive an iPad mini. Additional prizes include selections of locally published books or a Chapters/Coles giftcard.

The A.C. Hunter Library is located in the Arts & Culture Centre on Allandale Road, St. John’s. For more details about the event or Book Bingo Contest, please contact Newfoundland & Labrador Collections Librarian, Jewel Cousens, at 737-3432.

The NLLA wishes to thank all of our sponsors and partners:


NLLA Supports Dale Askey and McMaster University

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association stands with a number of other associations in support of Dale Askey and McMaster University in their defense against the lawsuit issued by Edwin Mellen Press.  This is an unfortunate attack on academic and professional freedom and an affront to our efforts as library workers to encourage open and critical evaluation of information.  We encourage Edwin Mellon Press to drop this suit and engage with the library community in a more useful dialogue.

For more information on this lawsuit see Confessions of a Science Librarian.

NLLA Executive