Bring your students to the Children’s Reading Place

Bring your students to the Children’s Reading Place

We have transformed a house in Inglewood, Calgary into a welcoming celebration of reading where school groups and families can experience the pleasure of curling up with a good book and be inspired to make time and space for reading in their busy lives.  Learn more

Children can read on their own, explore the reading spaces in the house and enjoy a story read aloud by our House Mother or their teacher.  They also choose a free book to take home and keep.  School visits are 1.5 hours and booked on Wednesdays and Friday mornings through our Literacy Coach (  We provide each class with a picture book and an activity guide to help make the most of their visit.  Starting in August 2019 there will be a fee for each class visit of $200 (Alberta Reads Network schools) and $300 (non-Alberta Reads Network schools).  Bussing costs are not included.


Students that visited the Children's Reading Place in 2018

"The Read with ELLs program that has come out this year has met the needs of our new students to Canada, as well as the students who have been here for a couple of years. It brings language, conversation and a sense of confidence to our ELLs students. Thank you Calgary Reads for bringing the Read with ELLs program to our school - our students love it!”

Chantal Peterson

Division One Learning Leader
Stanley Jones School