Building a community one reader at a time
The Children’s Reading Place is about spreading the joy of reading throughout our community. It’s based on the simple idea that if you create a comfortable, fun space for children to read, they will. And when that happens, their imaginations are ignited and their confidence grows.
We’ve transformed a heritage house in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood into a welcoming hub of reading where school groups and families can come to experience the pleasure of curling up with a good book.
Children can read on their own or enjoy a story read aloud by a parent, caregiver, Reader in Residence or House Mother. They can also choose a free book to take home and keep.
The Children’s Reading Place is open Thursday to Saturday by appointment only.
Thursday and Friday
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
It’s a fact
15 minutes of reading with your children each day can expose them to one million written words in a year.
Anderson, Wilson and Fielding
“We trust that as parents and children read together in one of our chairs, they will be encouraged to find a place in their homes to learn, laugh and love while curled up with a great book.”
Reader in Residence, Children’s Reading Place
The total number of visits to the Children’s Reading Place by families, schools and community groups since June 2017.
Take a peek inside the Children’s Reading Place
See what happens when you put children and books together in cozy spaces.
Watch our video.