Little Free Libraries

July 19, 2021 in Reading in the City

Today, we’re exploring the Little Free Library. These small book-sharing boxes can be found on front lawns and pathways in communities around the world. Tune in to hear my conversation with Margret Aldrich about Little Free Libraries. Plus, Cheri Macauley’s talk at a TedX Calgary event in 2012, about bringing a little library to her Calgary neighbourhood.


Reading in the City: Reading Places for Children

March 29, 2021 in Reading in the City, Youth

Reading has such a huge impact on our lives. It opens doors for critical thinking, problem solving and communication. That’s why Steacy Pinney from Calgary Reads is an advocate for reading places. The concept behind a reading place is simple yet powerful – create places that are interesting, comfortable and inviting so that people are excited to read. 

Today, we continue the conversation about reading places. Hear about how one Calgary school transformed an old computer lab into a reading oasis.

To find out more about the Little Red Reading House and how you can build a reading place in your own home, go to