View the latest important updates about our programs & operations during COVID-19
The health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, employees and customers is our top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities during this challenging time. See below for updates to our programs and initiatives.
CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale update
We continue to plan the annual CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale, our biggest fundraiser of the year. This book sale is incredibly important to the operations of Calgary Reads. We have decided to ‘boomark’ the Big Book Sale until later in the year, but the need for book donations to help keep books in the hands of families who need them most is still high. Learn more here.
Children’s Reading Place update
Due to the concerns around COVID-19, we have made the decision to close the Children’s Reading Place until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact us at 403-777-8254 ext. 101. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Calgary Reads FOOD BANK Volunteer update
Your commitment to volunteering is sincerely valued and appreciated. We have decided to not be on location at the Food Bank until further notice. Please watch our website and look for emails from us regarding any updates.
We need your help!
Our regular volunteer opportunities are paused but we continue to do essential work. We still need your help distributing books through our Book Bank.
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 [...]
Friday May 12th – 9am-9pm
Saturday May 13th – 9am-9pm
Sunday May 14th – 9am -1pm
Location: Calgary Curling Club. 720 3rd St. NW, Calgary
One of Calgary’s most anticipated and attended events! Hundreds of thousands [...]
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 [...]
Book Collection Dates:
Tuesday, May 2nd – Sunday, May 7th – Calgary Curling Club (720 3 St NW). Drop-off located at rear door in the parking lot.
Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 [...]