Wellness Resources

With community-wide reach, the Library is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of Calgarians with mental health and wellness support. More than 56% of Calgarians have a Library card, making the Library a natural place of connection, resources and support.

Here is how your gift can help:

  • $31.50 fills a dispenser with one day’s worth of period products. The Library’s Free. Period. initiative provides free pads and tampons to anyone who needs them.
  • $60 can buy an eBook or Audiobook that can be enjoyed anywhere. Whether learning a new skill or simply escaping into a story, books are powerful tools for personal well-being.
  • $200 can provide one day of service through the Wellness Desk. Currently available at Central, Crowfoot, and Shawnessy  libraries, the Wellness Desk provides free mental health and addictions support from licensed social workers in partnership with Wood’s Homes.
  • $2,500 supports the installation, supplies, and management of one Free. Period. dispenser for one year. Menstrual product dispensers are now installed at Central, Forest Lawn, Saddletowne, Judith Umbach and Louise Riley libraries. With donor support, we can expand to all Calgary Public Library locations.