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Spread the Words

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 [...]

Read, Eat, Savour a Poem

The final days of April are fast approaching and I’m wondering if you’ve had your fill of poetry this month?  Since 1998 (the same year that Calgary Reads was ‘born’) National Poetry Month has been celebrated in Canada to increase awareness [...]

Math and Early Literacy

“Language proficiency, no matter how it is measured, is related to mathematics achievement.”  -Walter Secada, Northwestern University. You may recall from your school days that classmates of yours who were at the top of the class in math were [...]