Read­ers Cor­ner

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Emily Holling­shead

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!

For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams, events and ser­vices at the li­brary, please feel free to visit our web­site at www.drumheller­li­brary.ca, or call us at 403-823-1371. We’re also on Face­book, Twit­ter, and Pin­ter­est!

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