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Spread the Words

On Thursday, May 11th, more than 700 people filled the Calgary Curling Club for Spread the Words, Calgary Read’s annual volunteer appreciation event.  This fun, music-filled evening was a great way to say thanks to the many cherished people who [...]

Spread the Words- Volunteer Appreciation

Calgary Reads wants to thank our team of dedicated volunteers for being part of the reading revival. Thank you for bringing your talents, your head, hands and heart, time and commitment to help enhance the reading and education outcomes of [...]

Poverty and Early Literacy

Most of us can’t imagine a home without any books—certainly not in Canada. And if we did, we might assume it’s because the residents of that home don’t care about reading. As it turns out, there are many myths that abound about book [...]

Read, Eat, Savour a Poem

The final days of April are fast approaching and I’m wondering if you’ve had your fill of poetry this month?  Since 1998 (the same year that Calgary Reads was ‘born’) National Poetry Month has been celebrated in Canada to increase awareness [...]