What We Do
$3.37M in donor funding was directed to the Library in 2019! Calgarians love their Library; more than 1 in 100 Calgarians are donors to the Library Foundation.
The New York Times included Calgary and the Central Library as one of their “52 Places to Visit in 2019.”
In 2019, the Calgary Public Library achieved:
- More than 1.6M visits to Central Library
- 740,000 members
- 21,870 programs delivered
Jocelyn Louise Anderson Children’s Library dedication was made with a historic gift to the Library from Susan Anderson. In recognition of this generous gift, the Calgary Public Library named the children’s area at the Central Library in honour of Anderson’s mother, who was a school teacher.
The Seton Library became the city’s 21st library location. The building includes the Hopewell Early Learning Centre with a decommissioned Alouette III helicopter, provided through partnership with the Hangar Flight Museum, which children will have the unique opportunity to explore.
Suncor Energy Foundation made a $1.6M donation in support of Indigenous programming and cross-cultural learning opportunities.
We achieved $1M raised through the Windows of Opportunity campaign, which gave Calgarians the chance the inscribe a window in the Central Library.
With a significant financial donation from Cenovus Energy Inc., we officially launched the Cenovus Classroom at the Central Library.
We held a sold-out Locked Library event in the Central Library with 1,200 participants.
21,500 unique supporters have given to the Calgary Public Library Foundation since 2011. That’s more than 1 out of every 100 Calgarians.
The Julia Turnbull Terrace, located on Level Four of the Central Library was named in recognition of Julia Turnbull’s generous gift to the Library.