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Spread Some Positivity with Button’s Buttons

Collect all five buttons from your favourite Library locations

With support from the Calgary Public Library Foundation, the Library is excited to launch the Button’s Buttons initiative at all locations starting on Wednesday, March 9. 

The initiative invites Library visitors to leave a note of encouragement, celebration, or positivity on a post-it note stuck to a whiteboard. In return, they can choose from five pre-made buttons that have encouraging phrases like “You look great today” and “I believe in you,” meant to spread kindness and social connection in our communities. 

The initiative is part of Chapter One: Buttons, a Calgary Public Library Foundation initiative that recognizes Jim Button, a well-known community builder, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in Calgary. It is made possible through a generous gift to the Foundation from Avnish, Bijal, and Sørin Mehta to honour Jim and his contributions to our local communities.

Bookmarks will also be available for visitors to take home. They feature a booklist of 101 titles recommended by local community builders. Jim’s personal book picks will also be part of the newest Reading Influencer display at Central Library.

Learn more about this initiative at

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