Little Red Reading House Feature Artists
The Joy of Art and Literacy
Through the years, the Little Red Reading House has become more than just a free little library. When you first walk into the house, you’ll be met with little bits of whimsy that inspire and create a feeling of joy. From a giant pair of men’s underwear storing Captain Underpants books to a fluffy mobile cloud to shiny bright book covers or flowers and googly eyes, joy and magic cover every inch of the house.
Even the Calgary Reads headquarters embodies whimsy and joy. Our brightly painted murals on the walls and fully stocked candy bar bring smiles and happiness to everyone inside.
Joyful literacy is a comprehensive, research-based approach to early literacy competencies. Academics know that when we make reading fun for children—and as they become strong readers—it brings more joy and more reading. A successful start to school and life. A life of reading, and joy, one might say.
In everything we do, we hope we inspire children to discover the magic and joy of reading, and these feature artists certainly contribute to this mission.