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Freedom to read week at library Although it seems impossible in this day and age, every year more children’s books and works of historic literature are banned in public and school libraries. Some of the more commonly banned books include Roald Dahl’s The Witches, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, and Katerin Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia. The Whistler Public Library will be participating in the 16th annual Freedom to Read Week from Feb. 27 to March 4, which is sponsored by Canadian book and magazine publishers, distributors and readers to focus public attention on the issue of intellectual freedom. To drive the seriousness of the issue home, the library will be putting a selection of banned books on display, including the Goodebumps series, Huckleberry Finn, The Indian in the Cupboard, Of Mice and Men, and The Wars.