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MascotWe chose a chameleon to be our mascot as part of the celebrations of our 100th birthday.

Why a chameleon? It’s because chameleons are adaptable; they live all over the world and can see both backward and forward. In the same way, the Calgary Public Library is constantly evolving to meet the needs of Calgarians. We’re open for all and, this year especially, we’re celebrating our past even as we look ahead to an exciting future, continuing to help Calgarians learn, grow and discover new passions so that everyone can succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Our new mascot, whose name is Curious, was at the Saddletowne Library Grand Opening on January 14, 2012. Following this launch, our mascot will be attending community events and visiting libraries across the city.

To invite our Curious the Chameleon mascot to your event contact

Facts about chameleons:

Did You Know?

  • Chameleons' eyes can move independently of each other—Imagine being able to see ahead and behind yourself at the same time!
  • Chameleons live in the wild in Madagascar and Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Sri Lanka, and from the Middle East to Spain and are found in homes across the globe as pets.
  • "Chameleon" comes from the Ancient Greek words “khamai” and “leon,” which means “on the ground lion.”

For more chameleon facts, log in to our website and check out our e-library resources like World Book or Grzimek’s Student Animal Life or look under the call number J 597.95.

We hope you get a chance to meet Curious the Chameleon at a library or community event near you!