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Families are encouraged to take a summer walk around the one kilometre loop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and read a story together along the way. 
Each laminated page leads you to the next one on the trail. Trail Tales combines literacy, physical activity and nature in one fun adventure. What better way to read a story with your family!

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Are you game? Join us at the Timberlands Branch cluedvd
for an activity, popcorn and a PLAY themed movie!

Wednesday, August 5
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

A hilarious classic starring the murderous board game characters, with a finale that you choose!

 

 

 


Thursdaysplay
2 p.m.

Ages 12 and up

Are you ready to play? Join us this summer at the Dawe branch for our annual Teen Summer Reading Club.


Violin

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Join us for free lunch hour concerts the first Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided by Cafe Noir. Bring a bagged lunch.

 


The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children's choice award YRCA graphicin the U.S. and Canada.
Students in Grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana, and Idaho will determine the winner of this literary award by reading
the books and voting for their favourite.
Kids need to read or listen to at least two titles in a division to vote in that division. Voting will take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.
For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.

 


BearWednesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ages two and up

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

NEW! Program runs all summer! Families are encouraged!

 


Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start the weekend off right! Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, or looking for your next favourite read!


The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library YRCA logo
Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada.
Students in Grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana, and Idaho will determine the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite.
Kids need to read or listen to at least two titles in a division to vote in that division. Voting will take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.
For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.

 


Tuesday, August 4
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
the mezz and Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room


Craft a sweet pair of superhero boots, a tail, wings, webbed feet- you name it, we’ll make it!  


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Are you a Lego lover? Are you a detail oriented and motivated 12-year-old or older teen looking for a fun and rewarding way to volunteer in your community?

Become a Lego proof builder for the library!

Call the Dawe Branch at 403-341-3822 or email ttilly@rdpl.org to sign up!


toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


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Reading to children is the best way to prepare them for school This free program encourages families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning by reading 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Any child ages birth to five years entering kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program.

Come to any of our branches to register and pick up your reading log. Any book read by anybody counts. Bring your reading log back at predetermined milestones to get small prizes. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! And check out the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten iPhone App. It’s free! Watch for the official launch in September!

 

 

 

 


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We LOVE summer! Come to our patio at the Dawe
Branch to read or just relax in tranquility, have some refreshing cold drinks and get a variety of herbs for your home meals from our community herb garden.

 


FridaysBaby

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 3 years and their parent and or caregivers.

 


Finally!  A summer reading club beachreading
for adults only…with prizes too!

Why not earn amazing prizes while doing everyone’s favourite summer pastime? Reading!
Join us as we read our way through summer! Grab a bingo sheet at any Branch or online at www.rdpl.org and keep track of your reads to be entered to win prizes!

Club starts June 20.


Wednesdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Ages 19 months to three years of age
and their parent or caregiver.

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


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a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada

Ages two to 11 years

Come “Play!” at Red Deer Public Library

Online registration begins June 1st - check website for details

In-person registration begins at all branches on June 20

Your very own reading kit includes stickers, activity notebooks,

a web access code and great ideas for books this summer!  

Play with new friends, play with reading, play in programs,

get cool prizes for reading, and JUST HAVE FUN!  And it’s all free!

Watch www.rdpl.org, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter

for details on the dates and locations of all of our summer reading events.


Whether using a new laptop or adding an eBook onto your device, computer
we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-318-9312 to arrange an appointment.


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Thanks to a generous donation from the optimist logo
Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, a tree  
will grow in the Children’s Department in the fall.

The leaves won’t fall off this tree, however, and stories will be told on its bench all year round. Check our website and social media for the tree-veal date!


Thursdays baby with glasses and book

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver

 

 




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All ages family storytime
Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

 

 


 

 

 

 


Saturdays at 11 a.m. (program runs all summer)reading
Ages two and up

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged!