February Community Corner
From the Shelf of the CEO
Steacy shares some of the Picture Books that are current favourites in her office! Strong themes of persistence, resilience, and overcoming obstacles abound…

Looking for a unique gift for Valentine's Day?

Our Rare Word Boutique is open at The Collaborative in Banker's Hall and we've got plenty of juicy words about love, affection, romance, tenderness and emotions...

As always, proceeds go towards putting books in the hands of children who need them most!

February is for [Book] Lovers!

This month has us celebrating TWO separate book days: International Book Giving Day (February 14th) and the first ever I Read Canadian Day (February 19th). If you'd like to help celebrate these days by giving to the children who would love to own books of their very own, check out our donation options below.


We had an incredibly engaging first networding event in January with Todd Hirsch. We're excited to be back at the breakfast table with Adam Legge and his book "Making Remarkable". Hope to see you on Friday, February 28th at the Calgary Petroleum Club . Know someone else who would enjoy connecting with professionals and business leaders helping to change the reading landscape in Calgary? A ticket to this event would make a great gift.

Did you know? Just a 1% increase in literacy skills equals:
$18.4 billion increase to the GDP
2.5% increase in productivity
$32 billion boost to national income
Literacy matters!
Fan the Flame of Reading
Our next game is Family Day: Monday, February 17th !

The puck drops at 2:00 pm at the 'Dome in this game between the Flames and Ducks!

$5 from your ticket purchase will go directly to support Calgary Reads' programming when you use the link below!

Book Donation Saturdays are ON!

If EVERY day is book-giving day for you, don't forget that we collect donations every Saturday from 10:00am-1:00 pm at the Store & Go located at 1216 10 Ave SW.

Click here for more information about what types of books we can and cannot accept, times, and volunteer opportunities. Thank you!