Why is book ownership so important?
Every child has a right to read—and the chance to enjoy a bright start in school and in life.
How do we get books into community?
Since 2015, when our Book Bank was born in the basement of Little Red Reading House, we’ve seen:
166,547 books given to children at Little Red Reading House and via Book Bank
125 unique agencies receive books from the Book Bank
80 Little Free Libraries across Calgary stocked in part by our Book Bank and volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Calgary Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Closer To Home
Catholic Family Service – Louise Dean Centre
Village Square Health Clinic
Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
Hillhurst United Church
Foundation for Early Intervention
Centre éducatif La Forêt Enchantée Ltd
Centre D’Appui Familial
Awo Taan Healing Lodge
Calgary Police Youth Foundation
Radisson Heights Housing
Inglewood Community Association
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
How you can help?
Together, we can help children enjoy the reading essentials they need to thrive. Here are three ways you can support the Book Bank.
Thank you, Book Bank supporters!
What does it mean to a child to have a book of their very own? Some would say, everything. Thank you to the many volunteers, partners and donors who help us get children books to fall in love with.