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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library

Thank you to our Summer Reading Club 2016 sponsors:

Baby Cakes Cupcakery Logo Friends of the LibraryKids in Harmony Store Little Ice Cream and Soda Shoppe

Nova ChemicalsRed Deer RebelsWesterner Days

Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

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

Did you know…

RDPL has over 300
DAISY CDs that you
can take out with your
library card?

DAISY CDs are an audio
substitute for print materials, specifically designed for people with print disabilities including (but not limited to) blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.
Ask at any desk to see if you qualify
to check items out of this collection!



Book a tour for your preschool,
daycare,libraryclub, school class, homeschooling families
in the historic firehall Children’s Library downtown.

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

Call 403-346-4688 for more information
or to book a time.




August 23 to October 16      logo
Geospace: Acrylic Paintings by Susan Delaney


First Friday Red Deer Opening
Friday, September 2
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

First Friday Red Deer Opening 2
Friday, October 7 
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.



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.

September 1, October 6, November 3
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Second Floor

This interactive workshop will walk you through the basics of signing up for and using Facebook to keep in touch with the social media world! No prior Facebook experience required.
Please bring your own device.

The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library 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 begin March 2017.   

For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at or ask at any Branch.


Reading Tails is a four-week program for reading dog
six to 12-year olds who would like to practise
their reading skills with an SPCA-trained  
therapy dog and its handler.
Registrations are presently being taken.

Contact Deb for more information at
403-346-4688 or





Saturdays, September 3, 10superfunsaturdays
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Quilting expert and artist, Millie Watson, is back for
these two consulting sessions. Bring your projects, your tools and your questions!


Every Wednesdaytechdevices
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Level 2

Bring your own device and get help using Library resources or answers to your tech related questions.


Be a Volunteer Reading Pal!

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 1-6) who are struggling with reading and/or writing.

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! Program runs all year.

Saturday, August 27 junglebookpic
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Bring your friends and family and sing along with us to this Disney classic! Popcorn and drinks provided.


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.


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver. Program runs all year.                      

Whether you want to start using that
new seniorslaptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-341-3822
or email
to arrange an appointment.

Interested in helping an adult with literacy skills logo
or a newcomer to Canada improve their English
language skills?

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

Call 403 346-2533 for more information.

Toy Lending Librarytoy robot

Looking for things for your kids to do?  
Borrow games, puzzles and toys for all ages from
our Toy Lending Library at the Downtown Branch.  
We even have puzzles and games for teens
and adults to borrow!

Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

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

NEW! Program runs all summer!


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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!