Notice: Staff Development Day Closure - June 24, 2019

On Monday, June 24, all three of our locations will be closed for staff training so we can serve YOU - the members of our amazing community - even better! We will re-open Tuesday June 25.

Find books, music, movies, and more.

Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library

Saturday, June 22
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
All ages welcome
please bring your own cube if you have one

How fast can you solve a Rubik's Cube? Have you heard of "Speed Cubing"?

Book a tour of any branch this summer for your preschool, daycare, dayhome or children's club.

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 you would like to visit. Tours are free of charge. 

Saturday, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.

Every Tuesday night
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Digital Lab Area on Level 2

Bring your friends and play from our selection of board games, or bring your own!

June 5 - August 28

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your toddler to play with our toys and provided materials. Come meet new friends!

Every second Wednesday
June 5, 19, July 3, 17, 31, August 14, 28

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ages 12 - 25

Watch anime, read manga, drink bubble tea and meet new people!


Log onto the TumbleBooks site 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 and gives you full access. 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.


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.

Saturday, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.

Friday, June 21
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
All ages family program

Buzz on in to the library for a special storytime and craft on bees and other pollinators!

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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.


Tuesdays in June
(June 4, 11, 18 and 25)
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5

Stories, songs, musical instruments and activities for three to five-year-olds.

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Invite Children’s Library staff  to talk about resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children, families and groups.

Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the Children’s Department for more information or to book a visit.

Outreach presentations are free of charge. 

Kids learn best by doing and creating!

We’re going to provide all the Loose Parts they need to kick their imaginations into gear!  
There will be no adult-made examples, no rules, no critiques, just encouragement to build, manipulate, discover and investigate! Our Loose Parts bins are the latest addition to our popular Firehall Fun Factory!


All Branches of Red Deer Public Library will be closed,
Monday, June 24 for Staff Development Day.

Check out our newly expanded Firehall Fun Factory at the Downtown Branch!

This is a creative space for children and their adults to learn and create together to invite curiosity, inspire wonder, and encourage playfulness.

The Firehall Fun Factory is always available, and includes “Loose Parts” (bins of things to kick the imagination in gear!), Lego, Magformers, puzzles, games, art supplies, a doll house, a play kitchen and more!

Stop by any time we’re open to explore the space!


Every Friday afternoon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lab Area (on Level 2)

Come put your feet up and enjoy a movie projected on the big screen. 

Watch our Facebook page for locations of our new title How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle popping up at parks this summer--and then wokka-wokka along the trail as your family reads along with the book!

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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages! Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!

First and third Thursday of each month
Thursdays, June 6, 20 no program in July or August
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For Adults
Join the Red Deer Reader’s Theatre Group for fun and informal acting opportunities.

Saturday, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.

Select Fridays 
June 14 to August 16
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Level 2

Fun classes to gain important skills for digital life and feel more comfortable online.

Every Sunday afternoon we will pull out tents and tunnels for families to crawl through or read inside!
Grown up participation and sock feet are required!

June 5, 19, July 3, 17, 31, August 14 and 28
pokemonlogo3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ages 5 and up (under eight with an adult)

Our league has evolved! Join us this summer as
we explore the world of Pokémon.

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

Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.

Sundays in June sign
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
except June 30
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Ages 12 - 17

Throw down on our Nintendo Switch or kick it old-school with one of our awesome board games (Exploding Kittens, Catan, King of New York, Apples 2 Apples, and more). Snacks are on us!


June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Point: patio on the south side of the Downtown Branch

Meet downtown at the Library with your bicycle and helmet to follow us on a route through Red Deer’s cycling trails. 

New members welcome anytime.lamp

June 19 no program July or August
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

This is the meeting where we choose the books for 2019 - 2020. Fireside Readers adjourns for July and August.