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Freedom to Read week comes to a close

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By: Anne Beaty

  |  Posted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 11:03 am

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Freedom to Read Week officially drew to a close last weekend, but the basic right to read, to express oneself, to hold varying opinions and beliefs, continues every hour of every day of every year.

Airdrie Public Library (APL) is pleased to support this important event and open up discussion with our members and visitors. Our Free a Reader, Free a Book fundraiser proved another success, as our supporters spent time in our ‘Cage of Oppression’ perusing banned/challenged books and raising money for APL’s collection budget. For this support, we thank the public.

The week also offers a chance to raise awareness, and get people thinking and talking about these rights and freedoms we often take for granted. As well, throughout the year, everyone is invited to drop by to see what we have to offer, and support tolerance, knowledge and everyone’s basic rights – of expression, of belief, of opinion, of speech.

Coming up at APL: March 6 – E-Reader Test Drive from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; March 8 – Stories & Crafts from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; March 14 – Teens in the Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; March 15 – Junior Artists from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


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