This week the Drumheller Public Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week! Every February, Canadians are encouraged in schools, libraries, and elsewhere to think about our freedom to choose what we read, listen to, and watch. Why? Because the ideas you consume influence the ideas you create and the actions you take. Intellectual freedom lets you ask the questions and discover the answers that will help shape your opinions and determine your contribution to the world. This is your right. Take advantage!
One way to do that is to check out a banned or challenged book from our display, or to share one you love with a friend. Another way is to visit www.freedomtoread.ca, where you’ll find lots more information about what intellectual freedom is, and why it matters. Start with Censorship in Canada, where you’ll find a list of books challenged in Canada. Click each title to find out why the book was challenged, and how communities responded.
Happy Freedom to Read Week!
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