More than a century ago, Annie Davidson and founding members of the Calgary Women’s Literacy Club stirred our city into action and secured the public and financial support to build the first library in Alberta. Andrew Carnegie’s donation of $80,000 in 1908 was not only our city’s first large philanthropic gift, but helped to build the Memorial Park Library, which stands today as a symbol of Calgary’s need for literacy, lifelong learning and enrichment.
The Calgary Public Library Foundation is pleased to carry on this work today. Through the generosity of our donors, we help to ensure that knowledge, information, programs and services are within reach of all Calgarians. The Library Foundation’s vision is to create the best public library in the world through Add In—the Campaign for Calgary’s Library, and the philanthropic investment of Calgarians.
Invest in the potential of all Calgarians—and the future of our great city. You can give a single gift, monthly donation or become an Annie Davidson member with an annual gift of $500 or more.
Legacy gifts help ensure that Library programs and services continue to support and nurture generations of Calgarians, regardless of our city’s economic circumstances.
You can support your Library by donating books and other materials, donating your extra Aeroplan miles, donating your used vehicle, and more.
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