Calgary Public Library Foundation

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • Disabilities
  • homelessness
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • women

we need help with:

  • education
  • employment
  • literacy
  • mental health

Requesting $1000000

non profit

“Libraries have been a centre for resiliency for Calgarians. We are an essential service and fill a critical need for our community.” —Sarah Meilleur, CEO, Calgary Public Library

With more than 750,000 members across 21 locations, Calgary Public Library has unparalleled reach across our city. In a typical year, seven million people visit, including job-seekers, isolated seniors, early learners and caregivers, school-aged children and newcomers. Membership is free for all Calgarians, and the Library serves people of all ages and backgrounds. An investment in the Library is an investment in our entire community.

In the past year, generous support from our donors:

  • revolutionized Library services by providing free technology loans;
  • broke mental health stigmas by providing accessible mental health support for individuals and caregivers in a space where everyone is comfortable;
  • fostered a love of reading by delivering thousands of free books to early readers through the My First Bookshelf program;
  • engaged Albertans in critical dialogue around Human Rights and Holocaust Education;
  • reflected the diversity of our community and supported Reconciliation; and,
    much more!

In addition to making a one-time donation, you can become a monthly donor, leave a gift in your will, and support the Library by purchasing locally-made and literary-themed items from

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Contact Info

Development Officer

Anne Do



More Info

Charity Number: #872923537RR0001

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