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The 27×27 Reading Challenge

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us by participating in our family reading challenge: 27 x 27! The challenge is simple: Read 27 books by Jan. 27—Family Literacy Day. We've created a reading tracker that doubles as a bookmark so you can [...]

What a year it’s been!

Dear Calgary Reads friends, As I reflect on this past year, one word continues to surface: joy. Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. As we looked for new ways to connect young readers [...]

Reverse Advent Calendar

Gift the magic of reading this Christmas by creating a reverse advent calendar! What a fun and meaningful way to help children furthest from opportunity experience the magic of reading this season! Each day, add an item to a box and once it's [...]

A rally cry for children

Hundreds of children across Alberta could make it through the literacy loss of this last year if they had a trained volunteer reading one-on-one with them, even virtually. If you’re reading this, it’s probably been a while since you were [...]

Three Things for Neighbours

Calgary Reads was thrilled to be nominated to participate in the #3things4neighbhours campaign! Our CEO Steacy Pinney took the challenge to share three things (and maybe one or two more) that we’ve done to support our community during the COVID19 [...]