Share Your Library Story

Calgary Public Library has been inspiring life stories for more than 100 years. We want to know how the Library has made a difference in your life.

  • Did the Library help you find a job or start and grow a business?
  • How has the Library made you feel more connected to your community?
  • What Library books, resources, programs, or services are essential to you?
  • How has the Library brought your family closer together?

Tell us more about how Calgary Public Library has changed your life.

Share Your Library Story

Boban Stojanovic

After years of discrimination, threats, and violence because of their sexual orientation, Boban Stojanovic and his partner fled Serbia in October 2016 and claimed refugee protection in Canada. As they adjusted to life as newcomers in Calgary, they began to hear a common question.

“Everyone kept saying ‘have you been to the library?’ ” says Stojanovic, a prominent Serbian human rights activist and key organizer of the Belgrade Pride Parade. “We were like, ‘OK, but why?’   Read more >

Rachel Murphy

My name is Rachel Murphy and I have two boys, Fraser and Anderson, ages three-and-a-half and two. They are growing up with a love of reading and Calgary Public Library is a big reason why.

I spent a lot of time at the Library during my maternity leaves. We attended Drop-in Family Storytimes, and signed out each of the six themed Read and Play kits at Quarry Park Library. The Library was a place where I felt very comfortable bringing my boys because kids are encouraged to learn through play. Read more >