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We believe children have a right to read and that it takes a village to raise a reader. Through Little Red Reading House, our Book Bank and our amazing volunteers, we put books in the homes of children furthest from opportunity.

We need your help

Through our programs, Book Bank, community reading places and Little Red Reading House, we are building a vibrant reading community and inspiring a love of reading in the home.

To deliver these mighty programs and help set children up for success in school and in life, we lean on a diverse group of passionate supporters committed to helping more children experience the life-changing magic of reading.

Different ways to volunteer your time

There are so many ways you can help support early literacy and help put the children of Calgary on the path to success.
Please email us at to learn more about our volunteer opportunities for those 18 and over.
To volunteer with the Big Book Sale you must be at least 13 years of age. Please click on the link below!

Book Bank Book Sorter

Volunteers help sort gently used/like new children’s books and prepare them to go to our community partners. Shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 hours.

Big Book Sale Helpers

Please click on the following link to volunteer at the Calgary Reads Big Book Sale in 2024. Volunteer – Big Book Sale

House Host

House Hosts help encourage the joy of reading at Little Red Reading House for 3 hours in the morning or afternoon (Thursday-Saturday) when the house is open to families.

What else can you do?

Donate children’s books

All book donations are now received at our Book Bank location at Shedpoint, 1212 34 Ave Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 am – 4 pm. We also accept donations during our monthly Donation Day at Shedpoint.Questions? Please email

Donate adult books

We’re currently not accepting adult books, so stay tuned for our annual donation events ahead of the Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. Donate Books – Big Book Sale We prefer both fiction and non-fiction, that are recently published (2021, 2022, 2023), award winners and best sellers. We’re also looking for those books that you loved, got lost in, or from which you learned something fascinating!

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