Share a book. Change a life
To become good readers children need access to good books. So, we don’t just provide opportunities for children to read; we give them access to books they call their own. Many Alberta children have never experienced the joy and pride of owning a book. We’re determined to change that.
Every year, we give away thousands of books through the Calgary Reads Book Bank, our Children’s Reading Place and community partnerships such as the Calgary Food Bank. We also distribute books through school reading programs and Reading Rally events.
Here’s how you can help:
Donate to the Calgary Reads Book Bank
We accept new or gently used children’s books throughout the year.
Donate books to the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
Once a year, we accept children’s and adult books for our annual fundraiser, which happens in May.
The total number of books we gave to Alberta children and their families in 2016-17.