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A fun new childrens exhibit comes to the Calgary Public Library

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Malika Karim Jun 23, 2016 7:12 am

Have you ever dreamed of being a fire fighter? Dressed up as one for halloween? Wanted to see what the inside of a firetruck looks like? If so, you’re in luck!

The Calgary Fire Department has donated Engine 23, a decommissioned 12 foot tall fire truck weighing 42,500 pounds to the downtown Calgary Public Library.

The New Adventures of Engine 23 exhibit will allow children to play on board and let their imaginations sore. The library will also have drop-in storytimes where firefighters will read to children and share life-saving fire safety tips.

“Just think of the impact on a three-year old having a real-life firefighter read to him or her aboard an actual fire engine,” said Library CEO Bill Ptacek. “This is the kind of life-changing programming we are developing now in preparation for New Central Library. Calgary Public Library stands for world class programming, resources, and service. We standing together with incredible partners like the Calgary Fire Department to bring the very best to Calgary’s youngest citizens—the future of our great city.”

The exhibit will remain open through 2018 and admission to see it is free with a Calgary Public Library card (which is also free!) If you don’t already have a card you can get one online through or at your community library.

Image: Photo courtesy Calgary Public Library

Image: Photo courtesy The Calgary Public Library

The New Adventures of Engine 23 at the Library

Where: Calgary Public Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE

When: Now until 2018


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Malika Karim
Malika is a former Daily Hive Calgary City Editor. Graduate of SAIT's Radio Television Broadcast News program and UofA's Bachelor of Science program. Flames, family, and sleep over everything. Email [email protected] for all Calgary related stories.

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