Why support the Library?

Mission, Vision, and Values

Calgary Public Library Foundation empowers people to make a difference in their community.

Our Mission

To connect and inspire donors to support Calgary Public Library’s innovative and enhanced programs and services beyond their core funding.

Our Vision

To propel Calgary Public Library to be an inspirational pillar of our community and a global leader in library innovation.

Our Values

The staff and Board of Directors of the Calgary Public Library Foundation live these values and use them to guide our interactions with our community, our donors, Calgary Public Library, and each other:

  • Innovation: We seek and support visionary, bold ideas to create the future of libraries.
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to responsibly and sustainably manage donor funds and experiences.
  • Gratitude: We passionately show our appreciation of our donors and work to inspire the next generation of library supporters through stewardship.
  • Belonging: We create equity by fostering meaningful connections in our community.
  • Curiosity: We continuously learn and improve to support our community.

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LibraryStore proceeds support Calgary Public Library.

LibraryStore.ca is an initiative of the Calgary Public Library Foundation. 100% of proceeds support programs, services and collections at Calgary Public Library. Shop for a cause and support your Library!

New & popular products

Atwell Peak Pouch


Book Club Bookmark Set


Books 40oz Tumbler


Books Glass Can


Calgary Public Library Mug


Calgary Public Library Water Bottle


Central Library Tote Bag


Eras Book Tour Glass Can


In My Reading Era Glass Can


Kid's World Reader Passport


Mt. Rundle Stickers


Pinecones Pouch


Romance Novels Tote Bag


Sleep Under the Stars Pouch


Sorry I'm Booked Bookmark Set


Speed Reader Cap


The Book Was Better Mug


The Library is Calling Canvas Tote Bag


Unconventional: The Story of An Entrepreneurial Environmentalist Inside Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry


Wildflower Bear Notebook


Wizard Illustrations 40oz Tumbler


Upcoming events

  • Lit Gala 2024

    • Date: Friday November 8, 2024
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  • Locked Library: Force of Nature

    • Date: Friday November 22, 2024
    • Time: 7pm - 9:30pm
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  • Giving Tuesday 2024 Breakfast Fundraiser

    • Date: Tuesday December 3, 2024
    • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
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