Library School Supported by Cenovus Energy

Bring your school to the Library for a week as part of Library School, supported by Cenovus Energy! Elementary school students use the Cenovus Classroom in the new Central Library for a week of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, including writing, reading, drawing, listening, researching and language skills, and information and media literacy.

Applications for Library School (part of Campus Calgary / Open Minds) during the 2019–20 school year are now closed.

Program Activities

The program was piloted in the Calgary Public Library system in early 2018. Participating students designed and created their own interactive display, attended a story-sharing session with an Elder, and spent time researching local history. Students also learned about free programs available at Library locations close to their homes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn from experts — including Library staff, artists and authors in residence, Elders, and Living Library volunteers. There’s also lots going on in the Questionarium, a space to spark curiosity in the Children’s Library, and the A/V Media Labs.

Imagine going to school for a week in the new Central Library, a stunning building located in the burgeoning neighbourhood of East Village. Natural light from the Oculus, the central skylight, shines through all four floors of the building, and students can look out over their city from the Prow, the tip of the building that stretches over the LRT line.


Applications to attend Library School during the 2019–2020 school year are now closed. For more information, visit the Campus Calgary Open Minds websiteopens a new window.