Great Reads for 2017


Get ready to READ!

Here, in one incredible reading guide, are recommendations from the Library’s reading experts.

great-reads-for-2017We’ve included reading tips for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are teaching their little ones the very best habit of all: reading.

Zombies, ghosts, heartbreak, and friendship come to life in the Teens Reading Guide with awesome reads from a variety of genres.

Download the guide or pick up a copy at any of our 18 community libraries.

Find the books listed in our reading guide for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kidsteens and adults in the catalogue.

Want more great suggestions? Check out our 2016 Year of Reading Guides online.

#Read150 Reading Challenge

It's Canada's 150th and we're issuing a challenge to all Calgarians: Read 150 books in 2017!

Read with your book club, read with your kids, read all the books at home that you haven't read yet. Just read!

Starting January 2, take pictures of every book you finish reading (bonus points for creativity!) and post them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram with #read150 and tag us! (We're @calgarylibrary on Twitter and Instagram and /calgarypubliclibrary on Facebook.). You can also enter on our website. One winner will be drawn randomly each month. Like the fine print? Read the full contest details.

Monthly Prize: a $15 Library Store gift certificate

Grand Prize: a $150 Grand Prize gift certificate and NO FINES for 2018!

Congratulations to our winners!

January: @yycmuseumfiend
February: @rachelreads_yyc
March: @sandysbc
April: Monika (web submission)