There's some new reading material at the Drumheller Public Library.
 
The Library Society held an event at the library in the Badlands Community Facility Tuesday afternoon to show off some of their new collection and a wall hanging to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
 
"The majority of our money goes towards purchasing parts of the collections: books, CD's, DVD's, magazines and, again, anything that the library needs," explained Society board chair Linda Traquair.
 
"We purchased just over $10,000 (worth)," she added. "We don't have a count on that yet because we get catalogues of new books that are coming out (in 2017) so the order isn't complete yet. We've ordered books which are scheduled to be published in June, July, August of this year."
 
The new books, in keeping with Canada 150, have a Canadian theme or author.
 
"The Canadian books have a small maple leaf on the spine of them, so if you're really interested in reading Canadian authors you can go down the shelves and pull out the books which have a maple leaf and you'll be reading Canadian," advised Traquair.
 
The Canada Day wall hanging was assembled by her niece, Kim Schmaltz, who lives in Beiseker.
 

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