Month: March 2020

Choosing Hope

Picture this… (isn’t it simply amazing that I could type “picture this” and, if I provided you with enough detail, you could do exactly that? Oh, for the gift of literacy and imagination!) Let’s try this again… picture this; I am [...]

Steacy’s Snippets / A moment in time

A moment in time   You, like me, are probably receiving daily COVID-19 updates from organizations you follow and businesses you support. We, too, have a similar informative message on our Calgary Reads’ website. Sadly, during this [...]

International Women’s Day — Fave Femmes

Three cheers for the literary heroines and strong female leads who inspire us at Calgary Reads! Here are just a handful of our favourite femmes from Children's Literature: Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White "Charlotte has [...]

Valued Partner Spotlight

Calgary Reads is very proud of our partnership with Pembina Pipeline, a Calgary-based company that believes in giving back to our community. We spoke with Community Investment Advisor, Brett Clapperton to find out why Pembina is so committed to [...]

From the Shelf of the CEO

Did you know there is a research-based relationship between child mental health and literacy? Many children with reading difficulties also face mental health challenges. Poor reading performance has been linked to children’s social-emotional [...]