Visit the Children’s Reading Place

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.


Family Booking Times:

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. –4 :00 p.m.

Book your visit

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.”

Bob McInnis
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.

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Book a Group

Appointments Wednesday & Friday.


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.