O Canada Reads! Room
Start date: 1 February, 2017
End date: 28 February, 2018
The O Canada Reads! Room within the Calgary Reads Book Bank & Children’s Reading Place (in the inner city neighbourhood of Inglewood, Calgary) celebrates and shares Canadian children's literature and literacy-building activities with young children, their parents and caregivers, preschool and day care groups and elementary school students and their teachers. We share a custom colouring book, developed by local artists and comic writers, as part of this project too. As children visit and enjoy hands-on experiences they can also take home free books to keep for their own through our Book Bank at this location.
Nature of the Project Reach
All Calgary families and children are welcome.
To celebrate and showcase Canadian children's literature
To share an original activity book with children
To celebrate Canada's 150 years of confederation
To help build children's literacy skills and love of reading
Local Calgary volunteers can help us deliver experiences, host families, read to children, and share tips with parents. Others, including businesses, can provide financial, in-kind, and volunteer support.