- Your Library
- Events & Programs
- Read, Learn & Explore
Set up and engage families in activities in our Early Learning Centres. Share early literacy basics and facilitate play with children ages zero to 12 by promoting and running activities, cleaning up and organizing materials in children’s spaces, and supporting staff as needed.
Facilitate play with children up to three years old with interactive and exploratory activities as part of Colossal Calgary Playdates and Baby's Big Playdates.
TD Read With Me
Help a struggling reader in Grade 1 to 6 discover the magic of reading by sharing fun books and literacy games.
Integrated School Support Program
Help Library staff facilitate games and activities to foster lifelong learning skills and keep students engaged after-school, on-site, at selected schools.
Help an adult with low literacy skills develop basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills.
Creative Writing Club
Foster a love of literacy with students ages eight to 14 by playing literacy games and working on creative writing projects and school writing assignments.
Help teens develop computer coding skills that lay the foundation for web, app, and game design.
Help students and their families as they complete numeracy quests throughout the Library.
School Support: Math
Help students in Grades 5 to 9 with their homework, and foster good study habits to inspire lifelong learning.
Teen Tech Lab Guide
Help teens build their creative and technology skills through inquiry-based exploration.
Work with Library patrons one-on-one to improve their job searching skills.
Help Library patrons one-on-one with basic computer questions.
Libraries in Residence
Bring the Library to those who can’t come to us. Set up mini libraries in seniors’ residences or continuing care facilities and/or use book trolleys to provide “room service” to residents.
Deliver Library materials to those who are unable to visit the Library due to health or mobility challenges.
Central Library Tours
Lead one-hour tours of Central Library, sharing stories, a brief history, and information about spaces.
Art and Community Circuit
Guide community walking tours around Central and Memorial Park libraries, focused on civic art, history, or nature.
If you need to complete community service hours, please let Volunteer Resources staff know before beginning the assignment so staff can confirm whether the request can be accommodated.