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Babies and Toddlers

Early Learning Centres

Free spaces for young children to learn through play

Vibrant and interactive spaces at 12 libraries that support early literacy practices.

Early Learning Centres are designed to be flexible, open-ended, and interactive. Features such as experiential and moveable activity centres, props, and games support play and active learning through talking, singing, reading, and writing.

The future of Early Learning Centres

There are 12 unique Early Learning Centres to explore!

Discover Dinosaurs at Country Hills Library

Full-Body Play at Central Library

Read and Play at Quarry Park Library

Into the Woods at Shawnessy Library

Rainbow Jungle at Village Square Library

The World is Your Stage at Fish Creek Library

Bird’s Eye View at Crowfoot Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC

Build and Create at Signal Hill’s Calgary Foundation ELC

Up, Up, and Away at Saddletowne Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC

Outdoor Nature Playground at Forest Lawn Library

Explore Energy at Forest Lawn Library’s Calgary Foundation ELC

Alouette III helicopter in the Hopewell ELC at Seton Library (courtesy of the Hangar Flight Museum)

Philanthropic support from individuals, organizations, and all levels of government have made our Early Learning Centres possible. Learn more about how you can invest in early learning at the Library by visiting the Calgary Public Library Foundation's website.