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My First Bookshelf


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My First Bookshelf

You can put books on a child's shelf!

For many of us, it is hard to imagine a household without books. Yet many children in our community are growing up with bare bookshelves at home. Calgary Public Library provides quality early learning resources for free, but many families still face barriers to access — like transportation, digital access at home or English as a second language.

My First Bookshelf is a Calgary Public Library Program in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It delivers new books to children every month from birth to age five. These books are theirs to keep forever — for many children, these will be the first books they have ever owned.

Do you remember your first book? Endlessly re-reading it at bedtime or with a flashlight underneath the covers? You can provide this joy to a child in your community.

It's as easy as making a $6.90 donation, which will provide that first book to a child.