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Library Resources for Children


If you’re a parent of young children like me, then you know that summers can be busy, exciting, and sometimes exhausting! Luckily, the Calgary Public Library has some great opportunities to help keep your kids engaged and develop a passion for learning new things.

Library Programs for Kids:

Do you have a child starting kindergarten this fall? Join Calgary Public Library to celebrate the exciting journey of starting school. Enjoy games, crafts, and stories as we get ready for this fun-filled adventure together. Programs are available at Crowfoot, Bowness, Louise Riley, Village Square, and Quarry Park libraries. Visit calgarylibrary.ca/programs for more information about what the programs are being offered. You can also visit https://calgarylibrary.ca/connect/students/grades-k-3/ for more information on programs offered for grades K-3.

Book Bag Giveaway:

If you have a child entering Kindergarten in Fall 2023, you can visit your nearest Calgary Public Library location to get a Kindergarten Book Bag! Each keepsake tote is full of fun activities, helpful information and Library books to help kids get ready for school. Visit calgarylibrary.ca/kindergarten-book-bag for more information.

Tips for Getting Ready for Kindergarten:

Calgary Public Library has partnered with CBE and Calgary Catholic to put together a video that gives families tips and tricks for school readiness and early literacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDDfQG02p_w   

3 Steps for a Successful Family Reading Session:  

Reading together as a family is a great way to connect and develop a lifelong love of reading. Watch this video to learn how to make the most out of your reading time together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGt1bNNXujU. Or, if your child is growing up in a multilingual home, check out these tips for supporting them on their journey to learn different languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aZ27axHPxw

Feeling inspired by what you watched? Check out a Family Reading Kit here: https://calgarylibrary.ca/connect/students/parents-and-caregivers/

5 Tips to Motivate a Reluctant Reader: 

Want to help your child discover the joy of reading? It’s easy to help them fall in love with literacy with these simple tips. In this video, get ideas for motivating your infrequent or disinterested reader, and help them learn the value of a good book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2nOevQOE

And finally, library cards are free, and they help you access tons of books, resources, activities, and much, much more! You can get a library card here: https://calgarylibrary.ca/your-library/join/.

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