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  • Kraig Brachman

Outside of the House Reading Options

We all love our personal spaces—it has our favourite stuff! Books, blankets, couches, pillows, all the things you and your kids need to snuggle up and do some reading. But maybe you're feeling cooped up in the house, you want to feel the sun's warmth on your skin, or a cool breeze tickle your cheek. Here's the thing, you can!

Grab some of your kid's books, a nice sittin' blanket, and take the kids out to some new exciting places.

Parks and Green Spaces

Whether you are planning a picnic or just planning on sitting under a near shady tree, or you could bring an umbrella and create your own shaded space, Calgary has tons of green spaces that can get you out of the house, away from the street noise, and still outside and surrounding yourself by trees.

Things to bring you on your outdoor reading:

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • A hat

  • Water

  • A book

  • Blanket

  • (optional) An Umbrella

  • (optional) A lawn chair

Some of Calgary's amazing parks/green spaces:

And that's just 5 of them; there are over 70 official parks in Calgary. See which is the closest to you and get outside and do some reading:

Calgary Public Library

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Lots of comfy reading chairs, tables, and quiet spaces to squirrel yourself away in as you browse the shelves looking for that book that piques your or your child's interest!

The library has it all!

We here at FESA love the Calgary Public Library. There are over 21 convenient locations in Calgary, each with their own special charm and programs! Explore them at your own pace at

Story Time Groups

Whether you are wanting to come to one of our story time groups, contact Interim Program Manager Beibei Lu at or 403-250-5034, or you see one with another group or organization, we say you should check it out! Story Time Groups are great places to make new friends and discover the power of reading.


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