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You can spend your time at Little Red Reading House any way you like! Children can find a cozy nook to curl up in and read independently, or enjoy a story read aloud by their adult, or the House Hosts. At the end of your visit, each child can choose a free book to take home and keep.

We are so thrilled to welcome families back at Little Red Reading House! We are now hosting two to three families in the house to enjoy our many unique reading rooms. The house used to host up to five families at a time and we’re sure the house is looking forward to the laughter and footsteps of more children. Be assured we’re always following current restrictions with the wellbeing of families and our team in mind.

A note to our long time supporters: Children's Reading Place is now Little Red Reading House! The world has changed since we last welcomed you, and so have a few things about our space. In order to continue our important work, there is now a charge attached to a visit. Thank you in advance for supporting us and making future visits possible.

We honour the City of Calgary Fair Entry Program. For more information, please visit https://fairentry.calgary.ca/. When making a fair entry booking, select the 'fair entry' button on the next screen and you will be asked to show proof of your fair entry pass at your visit. We never want cost to be a barrier. Please reach out to hello@littleredreading.house and we will work with you to find a way to enjoy our special reading place. We can't wait to welcome you back!

My daughter was so excited to get her first chapter book and have a "this book belongs to" sticker with her name.

—Calgary parent

Book a visit

Proof of Fair Entry qualifies for a visit at no charge. Questions? Please email hello@littleredreading.house

After you've made your booking, if your plans change, reach out so we can help you reschedule. Please email us at hello@littleredreading.house. See our refund policy in the FAQs below.

Visits are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length with up to 2 families at a time. Please be aware that all guests over the age of 12 will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result upon entry.

Cost:

$10.00

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Explore the house

How many stories can you fit inside two storeys? Thousands! Choose a book, choose a room, and choose a place to curl up and read for an hour.

Books for every age

At Little Red Reading House, you’ll find books appropriate for every age and every reading level — and something to suit every child’s interests!

Endless inspiration

The house’s bright decor, bookshelves, and cozy chairs are yours to enjoy — and they’re also meant to inspire your own reading spaces at home

FAQ

What should we expect on a family reading visit?

We look forward to welcoming you to Little Red Reading House. Your visit is a chance to be immersed in our magical, literacy-rich house. Explore the many themed rooms, tuck into special reading places and read away together. We encourage you to turn off phones and focus on the fun of reading together with your child for this special hour. At the end of your visit, each child can pick out their very own book to take home and keep!

How long is a visit?

Your family gets to enjoy all the wonders of Little Red Reading House for an hour and fifteen minutes. With so many special reading places to explore and books to read, we have many families who visit regularly to enjoy different nooks and different books!

What safety measures are being taken at Little Red Reading House?

We are following all other provincial COVID safety measures to help ensure you enjoy a safe, comfortable experience.

How do I cancel or reschedule a booking?

After you've made your booking, if your plans change, please reach out so we can help you cancel or reschedule. Please email us at hello@littleredreading.house and we'll be happy to help!

What is the refund/cancellation policy on bookings?

If your plans change and you'd prefer a refund rather than rescheduling, you can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours before your booking. Bookings cancelled in less than 48 hours will not be refunded, but we will gladly help you reschedule. Please email us at hello@littleredreading.house

Do you require proof of vaccination to visit the house?

To adhere to the public health restrictions put in place by the Alberta government, we are required to ask all visitors 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination before entering Little Red Reading House. We thank you all for your patience and understanding while we navigate these new requirements and for helping keep each other safe and healthy.

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