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Central Library

Level 1M

The Jocelyn Louise Anderson Children's Library

This Early Learning Centre promotes early literacy, giving the youngest visitors a dedicated place to read, learn, and explore. Reading nooks, spots for storytime, play areas, lots of books, and a Nursing Room make up this incredible 12,200-square-foot space.

Find this and more on Level 1M

School-aged kids explore and learn in the Questionarium.

Take part in games, artmaking, expert encounters, and more in the Questionarium. It’s a space to solve challenges, create, and play — designed just for older kids.

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Lionel Peyachew created a buffalo using letters from local Indigenous languages.

Indigenous Placemaking in Central Library creates a welcoming environment where Indigenous people can see their culture reflected, and visitors can learn about the original inhabitants of the land that is now Calgary.

Learn about Indigenous Placemaking

Enjoy a good book in the Maureen Proctor Reading Nook.

A long-standing volunteer, Library donor Maureen has helped many young readers develop strong reading comprehension skills and discover the magic of reading.