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.
Little Red Reading House update
Due to the concerns around COVID-19, we have made the decision to close the Little Red Reading House 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.
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 [...]
Why 3-6-9? At age 3, we’re helping children develop the vocabulary they need to be school-ready at age 6, and to be able to successfully make the shift at age 9 from learning to read, to reading to learn—so they can succeed in school and in [...]
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 [...]
Internationally-acclaimed, Calgary-based Fashion Designer Paul Hardy drew inspiration for his latest clothing collection from the children’s book We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen.
Designer Paul Hardy with Jon Klassen's "We Found a Hat"
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.