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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library

Friday February 2 to Sunday February 11
Level 2
Downtown Branch

Come into the library for some ‘light’ reading. We have set aside a reading space on Level 2 for you to try therapy lighting, a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder. So if winter is bringing you down, come try this bright light for 30 minutes!

First and third Thursday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Red Deer Reader’s Theatre Group for fun and informal acting opportunities!





Reading is the best way to prepare kids for school!

Children aged birth to five years (up to entering kindergarten) can join this self-paced literacy program to prepare them to be lifelong readers and learners! Register at any branch.

Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students to volunteer their time as a Reading Pal with elementary school children (Grades 1-5) who are struggling with reading and/or writing. You will work with one student in two one-hour sessions each week for a three week period. For full details, call 403-346-4576 and ask for Reading Pals or email


Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Consider inviting Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about the resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children and families.

Call 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a visit.


Whether you want to start using that new laptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext: 2510 or email to arrange an appointment.


Books on the Bus connects Red Deer Transit riders with free reading material to enjoy during their commute, on their lunch break or anytime. Books for all ages and reading abilities are available including children’s books, graphic novels and fiction and non-fiction for adults.

Do you have books you would like to donate? (paperback only please) Donations are accepted at the Dawe Centre, Downtown Recreation Centre, Collicutt Centre, Sorenson Station, City Hall or COSMOS North.

Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra) Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.

seniorsWhether you want to start using that new laptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultations to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576, ext 2510 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.

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Borrow fun and educational toys,

puzzles and games for all ages!


December 18, January 29, February 26
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read romance? Come talk about your favourite genre!

Tutoring is a great way to help a Canadian-born learner or a newcomer to Canada improve their literacy skills. Teaching experience or ESL training is not needed to assist these learners.

A two hour per week commitment is all we ask. Training and support provided.

Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. Call 403-346-2533 or email for more information.


Log onto the TumbleBooks site on your home computer with your library membership to read along with high quality digital children’s picture and chapter books.

Want to access Tumblebooks from your Android or iOS devices? There’s an app for that! It’s free with an RDPL card, in a form that you can take anywhere! Visit any of our branches or for more information on the site, or go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the app.

The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children’s choice award in the US and Canada. Students in Grades 4 -12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana and Idaho will determine which author will win this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite.  
Check out our displays at all branches, check out and read the books then vote by picking up a ballot at the Library or online any time before mid-April, 2018 at

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Reading Tails is a three or four-week program for six to 12-year olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a Central Alberta Humane Society-trained therapy dog and their handler. Registrations are presently being taken for the winter.

Contact Deb for more information at


Book a tour of any of our three Branches for your preschool, daycare,club, school class, homeschooling families.

We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the buildings, storytime, research help, and more!

Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the Branch at which you would like a tour.


Club held the third Monday evening of each month
(*date changed because of holiday)

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Branch Fireplace
Adults only



11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!

Storytime with a twist - each week is a new adventure - dance parties, playdates, puppet shows, mega bloks, family stories and more!

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Did you get a new tech toy for Christmas and need help setting it up? Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


The Elf on the Library Shelf is back at the Dawe Branch from December 1 to 23!

There are prizes every day in our Book Advent Calendar for people who spot him in the Dawe Branch and enter the draw. Ask at the Dawe Branch for more details.


These five nature-themed backpacks help your family explore the great outdoors. Each bag includes books and activities focusing on: Forests, Gardening, Hiking, Bugs, or Birds!

All Branches of Red Deer Public Library
will be closed December 24, 25 and 26.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
to you and your family!