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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.

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.

Book Runners

Volunteer drivers pick up and deliver books to community organizations within Calgary for 2 hours once or twice a month, on an as-needed basis.

House Host

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

Community Book Droppers

Volunteers drop off book bags to families that are furthest from opportunity for an hour or more.

Little Free Library Stockers

Volunteers replenish local Little Free Libraries with books from our Book Bank 2 hours a month or more.

Big Book Sale Helpers

Volunteer names and contact information will be forwarded to Rotary Club of Calgary who will be hosting the Big Book Sale in 2023.

What else can you do?

Donate children’s books

Small book donations can be left on the front porch of Little Red Reading House. For larger donations, please email hello@littleredreading.house to make arrangements. We also accept donations during our monthly Donation Day at Shedpoint.

Donate adult books

We’re currently not accepting adult books, so stay tuned for our annual donation events ahead of Big Book Sale. We prefer both fiction and non-fiction, that are recently published (2018, 2019, 2020), 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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