Early Learning Centres at Calgary Public Library

Early Learning Centres at Calgary Public Library are free spaces for children ages zero to five to learn through play.

These vibrant and interactive spaces are designed to nurture children’s early learning development through activities and features that support the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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. Learn more about the importance of early learning and the future of Early Learning Centres in Calgary's libraries. 

Knowledgeable and experienced Library staff oversee Early Learning Centres, with support from trained members of our Early Literacy Volunteer Corps.

Where can kids play?

There are currently 12 Early Learning Centres at our community libraries, each built around a distinct concept:

Northwest Calgary

  • Bird’s Eye View at Crowfoot Library's Calgary Foundation Early Learning Centre.

Northeast Calgary

Southwest Calgary

Southeast Calgary

Philanthropic support from individuals, organizations, and all levels of government have made our other 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 websiteopens a new window.