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Youth Advocates

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This spring, Master’s Academy & College challenged its Grade 5 students to select a charity they were passionate about for an awareness fair at the school. We received a letter from Chinwe, who chose the Library Foundation because it promotes reading, education and literacy in Calgary...

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Lifelong Dedication

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We are delighted to share that Patricia Moore, Chair of our Board of Directors, was named an Officer of the Order of Canada on Friday, June 29. Moore, who is a lifelong Calgarian and former teacher, helped launch a women’s shelter in Edmonton with Barbara Poole...

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Sparking a Love of Reading

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Reading is one of the foundations of overall literacy and helps inspire a love of lifelong learning. The Library has a number of resources to support struggling readers, and in 2017, redesigned one of its popular programs. ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies pairs youth volunteers with struggling readers...

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Hitting the Streets

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Meet Elizabeth and Dawn, the newest members of our Library Foundation Street Team. In addition to helping us out in the office, Elizabeth and Dawn will help man our Library Bike Store at the evJunction every Saturday from 10:00-1:00. This summer, we’ll also be wheeling in to...

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The Ultimate Summer Challenge

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The Ultimate Summer Challenge (USC) serves 20,000 kids, teens and families every July and August and is the Library’s largest program. This year's challenge encourages kids, teens and families to read with challenges and prizes including customized storybooks for families, tech prizes of Chromebooks for teens, an...

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A gift that doesn’t require wrapping

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Many grandparents have a difficult time buying gifts for their grandchildren, and with so many gifts during celebrations, duplicates often occur. To avoid gift-giving troubles, Arthur and Linda asked their 10-year-old granddaughter, Renée, for her Christmas wish list. Instead of providing a list of toys or...

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Switch, Save and Support

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We are proud to announce our new partnership with Sandstone Energy, a Calgary based energy provider, has committed to donating 100% of the income earned through the sale of energy to the Calgary Public Library Foundation for the next 10 years! Sandstone Energy provides electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. By switching...

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Calgary’s First Express Library

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Rocky Ridge Library at Shane Homes YMCA opened on Monday, January 15. The 3,000-square-foot express library is focused on convenience and is the first of its kind to operate on a self-service model. Members can pick up their holds from self-service lockers, browse collections and borrow...

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