School’s Out: Information for Parents

Our School's Out Summer Learning booklets for kids aged 0–5 and 6–12 are full of reading suggestions, activities and fun to keep your kids engaged this summer.

Reading during the summer break helps kids maintain the reading skills they gained during the school year — and prevent "summer slide".

Read

Learn

Act

Who says kids can't make a difference? Find out what you can do to make the world a better place in our School's out Summer Learning activity booklets! Register your child, then download the booklet or pick up a copy at your community library.

Flash Action Squads (Kids aged 6-8)

Younger children can participate in small acts of kindness that can be done in just an hour.  Create a birthday card for a senior in your community, or make a window craft that will save a bird’s life. Find locations and details.

Action Squads (Kids aged 9-12)

Older kids can work on a volunteer project this summer to help a community organization.  Find a project that matches your child's interests. Register here.

Alexander Calhoun Library How do we ensure that all Calgarians have access to healthy food? The Mustard Seed
Central Library The library is a place for everyone but some people feel shy to enter the library.  How can kids make the library be welcoming to everyone? Calgary Drop-In Centre
Country Hills How would you design parks, playgrounds and outdoors spaces for your community? Northern Hills Community Association
Crowfoot Library We send too much stuff to our landfills. Is everything at the landfill really garbage? The City of Calgary
Fish Creek Library Dogs in Fish Creek Park should be kept on leashes.  How can kids teach grown-ups this important rule? Friends of Fish Creek
Forest Lawn Library How can we ensure that all Calgarians have access to healthy foods? The Alex Community Food Centre
Judith Umbach Library The new LRT is coming.  What would a train station designed by kids look like? Calgary Transit
Louise Riley Library Spraying our lawns and parks with chemicals can hurt animals.  Last year, the city brought in goats to eat weeds in our parks.  What else can we do? The City of Calgary
Nicholls Family Library Backpacks are annoying on a crowded bus.  How can we make taking the bus a more comfortable ride for everyone? Calgary Transit
Quarry Park Library Thousands of stray cats end up at the shelter every year.  How can kids encourage grownups to keep their cats indoors? The Humane Society
Saddletowne Library How can we make recycling fun so everyone does it? The City of Calgary
Shawnessy Library The green carts are coming!  How would you teach grown-ups how to use them? The City of Calgary
Signal Hill Library The green carts are coming!  How would you teach grown-ups how to use them? The City of Calgary
Southwood Library The green carts are coming!  How would you teach grown-ups how to use them? The City of Calgary
Village Square Library What can we do to help residents feel less isolated and part of their community? The Village Community Hub
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