If children can feel the joy of someone reading aloud to them in those early years, they’re going to fall in love with reading and that’s going to have so many lasting benefits for them in school and in life.”

–Steacy Pinney, CEO, Calgary Reads

What do we do?

By providing children with all the essentials to become enthusiastic readers—their very own books, strong reading role models and spaces that nurture a love of reading—we are building a thriving community and putting children on a path to success.

What is Calgary Reads?

Calgary Reads is an early literacy organization. We believe all children should have the opportunity to experience the life-changing magic of reading. Through our programs and initiatives, we help families read together and inspire every home to be a home that reads.

Looking for ways to make the most of family reading time?

Develop and deepen your skills as a reading role model and foster special connections with a child through wee read and pee wee read. Our new virtual program for caregivers is free, self-paced and only takes an hour!

How can you help?

We need your support to get books into homes and raise confident, joyful readers! Whether you can give to our cause, give books or give your time, you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Little Red Reading House

Inside this fairytale, literacy-rich Inglewood house, we inspire family reading, special reading places and the power of owning your very own book.

Stay tuned as we prepare to reopen!

“The Nest is an enchanting and magical, safe space for our families. It nurtures the child and helps transport them into the world of reading, literacy and creative imagination. It will support our work with children to help mitigate the impact of trauma and support their growth and developmental milestones.”

–Kimberley Noll, Discovery House

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