Join us on Saturday, August 18, for Calgary Public Library's Love Your Library Day! Whether you stop in at your favourite community location or visit a new-to-you Library, this free event is for all, from avid Library users to those curious about what the Library can offer.
Love Your Library Day runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at all 20 libraries. Staff at each location have a jam-packed schedule of activities planned, including a city-wide storytime at 11:00 am featuring special guests, family programming, behind-the-scenes Library tours, musical performances, collaborative art and story walls, scavenger hunts, and face painting.
You can also share with your friends that you're going by joining our Love Your Library Facebook event.
Love Your Library Day is also a perfect time to introduce someone you know to the Library. Whether it’s been a few years since they last checked out a book, or are visiting for the first time —bring a friend to your local Library, sign up for a free Library membership on August 18, and you will both be entered to win our Refer a Friend Grand Prize, valued at nearly $1,000, which includes:
- Calgary Public Library Late Fine Forgiveness
- $100 gift certificate and other prizes from Lukes Drug Mart
- A six-month membership and other prizes from YMCA
- 4 guest passes and other prizes from Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
- Literary swag from the Library Store
Full contest rules can be found on the Love Your Library Grand Prize page.
Storytime special guests
Stop by any Library location at 11:00 am to hear a story read by one of these special guests. Other Storytime special guests are being confirmed — check back for updates! A full schedule of events at each location is available on the Activities page.
|Bowness||Leslie Horton, Global TV|
|Central||Ryan Massel, blogger behind immrfabulous.com and @immrfabulous|
|Country Hills||Councillor Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3|
|Crowfoot||Kiki Davies, blogger behind pursuingpretty.com and @pursuingpretty|
|Fish Creek||Brandy Payne, MLA, Calgary-Acadia|
|Forest Lawn||Janet Hutchinson, Chair, Calgary Public Library|
|Giuffre||Julie Van Rosendaal, blogger behind dinnerwithjulie.com, @dinnerwithjulie, and CBC Radio contributor|
|Judith Umbach||Misty Hamel, mommy and lifestyle blogger behind Life Where We Are and @LifeWhereWeAre|
|Louise Riley||Leah Sarich, co-host of Breakfast TV Calgary|
|Memorial Park||Kait Kucy, blogger behind thearchivesofcool.com and @kaitkucy|
|Nicholls||Lane Fraser, CTV Morning Live on-location anchor|
|Nose Hill||Honourable Lois E. Mitchell|
|Rocky Ridge||Michael Connolly, MLA, Calgary-Hawkwood|
|Quarry Park||Ken Lima-Coelho, Vice-President of Marketing for the YMCA and member of the Heebee-jeebees|
|Saddletowne||Bob Snider, Calgary Roughnecks|
|Sage Hill||Jessica Janzen Olstad, fitness and lifestyle blogger @jsjanzen|
|Shawnessy||Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart, Ward 13|
|Signal Hill||Jamie "Coach" Herbison, morning host of XL103.1|
|Southwood||Bill Ptacek, CEO, Calgary Public Library|
|Village Square||Angela Knight, host of CBC Radio’s The Eyeopener|