Love Your Library Day

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 and @immrfabulous
Country Hills Councillor Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3
Crowfoot Kiki Davies, blogger behind and @pursuingpretty
Fish Creek Brandy Payne, MLA, Calgary-Acadia
Forest Lawn Janet Hutchinson, Chair, Calgary Public Library
Giuffre Julie Van Rosendaal, blogger behind, @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 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