BIBLIO Library Family

“The Library is access, opportunity, and connections. By protecting and defending its mission, I believe it will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of Calgarians.”


Ann Lidgren, Biblio-guardian

“People and relationships matter. I’m proud to be a library staff member, and proud of all that we are doing to enrich lives and empower the community now and in the future.”


Ellen Humphrey, Biblio-proud

“Despite all the technology available to us today, libraries still have a place in society.  More than just a welcoming home, with the Library I can travel and explore different worlds through books.”


Maureen Proctor, Biblio-traveller

“Reading books and celebrating books have been central to my life—as they are to the public library. I can’t imagine a world where books are not lovingly valued and promoted.”


Patrick Mealey, Biblio-lover

BIBLIO Library Family Campaign

Calgary Public Library staff are more than the face of the Library; you inspire and support Calgarians daily, plan and deliver innovative new programs and ensure the entire system runs smoothly. You are more than an employee—you’re an integral part of the Library Family.


To become the best public library in the world, we need to build on funding provided by the city and the province. Your support will ensure stable funding now and in the future—enhancing and protecting collections for Calgarians forever.


The BIBLIO Family Campaign is designed to offer staff, volunteers and alumni a chance to show their support for the Library. Every gift and every dollar will enhance civic and provincial funding to invest in collections across the system.


Biblio stems from the Greek word biblion, or book. It is used in the formation of compound words like biblio-phile, biblio-dreamer, or biblio-freak.


Which word describes you?

Windows of Opportunity

Engaging. Exciting. Alive with activity. The greatest civic project since the 1988 Olympics, the New Central Library will start a new chapter in Calgary’s history and affirm our city’s place on the world stage.


As part of the Biblio Family, you have the first opportunity to purchase a New Central Library Window before the Windows of Opportunity Campaign launches to the public later this fall.


Join the celebration of this extraordinary civic project and leave your mark on the defining feature of the New Central Library. Get your window today.

$100 Group Window

  • Join others on a window
  • 10 year term
  • 35 character limit
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Tax receipt


Get Your Window Today

$2,018 Personal Window

  • 10 year term
  • One side x 100 characters
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Tax receipt
  • Limited edition Craig Dykers architectural rendering


Get Your Window Today

$5,000 Generational Window

  • 25 year term
  • Two sides x 100 characters
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Tax receipt
  • Limited edition Craig Dykers architectural rendering


Get Your Window Today

The Library 50/50 Lottery

The Library 50/50 Lottery for staff is held every two weeks and each winner will be announced via email. Proceeds from the lottery will be directed to Collections.


Sign up today for payroll deduction. 400 tickets are sold for each draw and staff can buy tickets for $5 each.


Draw Dates are as follows:

Friday, October 6, 2017 Friday, February 23, 2018 Friday, August 3, 2018
Friday, October 20, 2017 Friday, March 9, 2018 Friday, August 17, 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 Friday, March 23, 2018 Friday, August 31, 2018
Friday, November 17, 2017 Friday, April 13, 2018 Friday, September 14, 2018
Friday, December 1, 2017 Friday, April 27, 2018 Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday, December 15, 2017 Friday, May 11, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, December 29, 2017 Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018 Friday, June 8, 2018 Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018 Friday, June 22, 2018 Friday, November 23, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018 Friday, July 8, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 Friday, December 21, 2018