Visit the Children’s Reading Place

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

The Children’s Reading Place is a clean and safe location; however, due to the concerns around COVID-19, we have made the decision to close the Children’s Reading Place from Tuesday, March 17 until April 15, 2020.

During this temporary closure, your reservation in our booking system will stand and if the Children’s Reading Place reopens before April 15, 2020, we will contact you to confirm your visit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 403-777-8254 ext. 101. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon,


Building a community one reader at a time

The Children’s Reading Place 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 neighbourhood into a welcoming hub of reading where school groups and 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.

The Children’s Reading Place is open Thursday to Saturday by appointment only.


It’s a fact

15 minutes of reading with your children each day can expose them to one million written words in a year.

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“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 the Children’s Reading Place since July 2017.

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Take a peek inside the Children’s Reading Place

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