Love Your Library Day Celebrates a Strong and Growing Library System

City-wide event is an opportunity to discover what's on at Calgary Public Library

Love Your Library Day Celebrates a Strong and Growing Library System

Calgary, AB —Everyone is invited to join Calgary Public Library on Saturday, August 17 for its annual Love Your Library Day. This free one-day event at the city’s 21 libraries will celebrate existing members and introduce new members to the Library, all with the chance of winning cool prizes. 

“Love Your Library Day is an exciting opportunity to recognize our existing 722,000+ members while also introducing more people to the incredible benefits that come with a free Calgary Public Library card,” says Mary Kapusta, Director, Communications. “We’ve had an exciting year, with a lot of focus on our newest libraries — Central Library and Seton Library. Love Your Library Day celebrates all our locations and the incredible work that happens throughout our system every day.” 

This free city-wide open house runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 17 at the Library’s 21 locations.  

Attendees can listen to a city-wide storytime; take a behind-the-scenes Library tour; learn about new services, programs, and eResources; join fun family-friendly programs like intrigue stations, crafts, and selfie stations; sign up for a free Library card; and enter the Check it Out! Contest for a chance to win one of our big prizes. Library members who check out any physical item are automatically entered to win. So, the more books you borrow, the better your chances of winning are!

Calgary Public Library held its inaugural Love Your Library Day on August 18, 2018, welcoming nearly 18,000 people to 20 library locations. Find more details on Love Your Library Day at

The Library would like to thank Love Your Library Day Media Partner: Calgary Herald.

Your Library Membership BenefitsYour free Calgary Public Library card gives you access to books, programs, online resources, printing, plus much more. Sign up at or inside any Library. Membership perks include:

  • Print for Free: Your Library card gives you $5 of printing per month. Seriously.
  • Computers + Wi-Fi: Use a desktop computer or borrow a Chromebook laptop for in-Library use. Have your own device? Connect to Wi-Fi.
  • Free Meeting Rooms: Upgrade your meetings with more than 60 bookable rooms at 20 libraries, plus audio, video, and post-production studios at Central Library.
  • Browse and Borrow: Borrow books, digital books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and even musical instruments from our collection of nearly 1.4 million items.
  • Programs for Everybody: Find hundreds of in-person programs for families, kids, teens, newcomers, small business owners, job seekers, and anyone looking for enrichment.
  • Extensive E-Library: Use 100+ online resources to learn languages, take online courses, watch movies, listen to music, access tutoring, and read magazines and newspapers.
  • There’s More: The Library also offers art exhibits, Indigenous Placemaking, residency programs, Library tours, Early Learning Centres for kids, and mobile libraries. 

Calgary Public Library 

Calgary Public Library, with 722,000+ members and 21 locations, has been inspiring the life stories of Calgarians for more than 100 years. It is currently the second largest library system in Canada and the sixth largest municipal library system in North America, with Calgarians borrowing more than 14.4 million physical and digital items and with 6.9 million in-person visits last year. The awe-inspiring 240,000 sq. ft. new Central Library — the newest gathering place for our city — opened on November 1, 2018.

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Media Contact:
Mary Kapusta
Director, Communications
Calgary Public Library 

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