Visit Our Little Red Reading House

The health, safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers and employees at our Little Red Reading House is our top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities during this challenging time.

our Little Red Reading House is a clean and safe location, however, due to the concerns around COVID-19, we have made the decision to temporarily close our Little Red Reading House until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon,


Building a community one reader at a time

Opened in 2016, our Little Red Reading House is about spreading the joy of reading throughout our community. It’s based on the simple idea that if you create a comfortable, fun space for children to read, they will. And when that happens, their imaginations are ignited and their confidence grows.

We’ve transformed a heritage house in Calgary’s Inglewood neighborhood into a welcoming hub of reading where families can come to experience the pleasure of curling up with a good book.

Children can read on their own or enjoy a story read aloud by a parent, caregiver, Reader in Residence or House Mother. They can also choose a free book to take home and keep.

our Little Red Reading House is open Thursday to Saturday by appointment only.


Book Bank

Too many Alberta children don’t have books to call their own and we think that’s unfair. So, every year we give away thousands of new and gently used books through our Calgary Reads Book Bank. This centralized book bank supplies books for our Little Red Reading Place and for many of our reading programs and events, and community partnerships such as the Calgary Food Bank.


It’s a fact

 The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.

National Commission on Reading

“We trust that as parents and children read together in one of our chairs, they will be encouraged to find a place in their homes to learn, laugh and love while curled up with a great book.”

Bob McInnis
Reader in Residence, Children’s Reading Place


The total number of people that have visited our Little Red Reading House since July 2017.

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Take a peek inside our Little Red Reading House

See what happens when you put children and books together in cozy spaces.
Watch our video.