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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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Looking to go green?

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Are you looking to do you your part for the environment but aren’t quite sure where to start? Now it’s easier than ever to reduce your carbon footprint and help green Alberta’s electricity grid. Sandstone Energy, a Calgary based energy company, provides a simple and affordable way...

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The Life of a Book

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Recently, a long overdue book was returned to Bowness Library with the following note: Dear Library Staff, Many years ago I borrowed this book. My mom was contacted shortly after the due date had passed. We didn’t have a lot of money back then to pay the...

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Double Your Support

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Did you know that many employers support employee contributions to charitable and non-profit organizations by matching donations? Add In Founding Partner, BMO Financial Group, maximizes employee contributions from $25 to a maximum of $3,000 annually—a generous way to encourage employees to support organizations they are passionate about...

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