Library School


Library School



At Library School, students and teachers are invited to shape their experience around a central inquiry that is inspired by 5 floors of story at the new Central Library. Whether at the automated handling machine, behind-the-scenes in Calgary’s Story, the Library’s local history collection, in the Make It Messy studio, the AV media labs, or lost among the shelves of books and resources, Library School students will be invited to meet library staff, practicing artists, authors-in-residence and other experts to learn from them while they work.

Some questions that have been explored during Library School:

  • How do we use the past as a tool? How does the past influence the future?
  • What value is there in stories/ knowing others’ stories?
  • If you could build a new world, what would it look like?
  • What components make up a modern city?

Experts that have met with Library School students:

  • Environmental Educator
  • Central Library Engineer
  • Lakota Elder
  • Children and Families Librarian
  • Local History Librarian
  • Community Volunteer
  • Photographer

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Krystal Esau

Interim Library School Coordinator

Krystal has a bachelor's degree in Community Development and is passionate about how we can work together to create change. She thinks libraries hold a unique place in community change, particularly as a holder of many social resources and as a community gathering place. While working for the CPL, Krystal has created and facilitated programs for children and teens and believes in empowering children to create their own stories about themselves, the world around them, and their wildest imagining of what their future could hold.



Leanne Hooper

Coordinator of Library School

Leanne is a life long learner with a love of storytelling, picture books, social advocacy, and urban environments. She is passionate about empowering others to realize their potential by encouraging curiosity and community connections. Leanne holds a Masters in Children's Literature and believes that the stories we tell can change the world.





Calgary Central Library

800 3 St S.E.
Calgary, AB