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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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 1 hour sessions each week for a three-week period.  For full details, call 403-346-4576 and ask for Reading Pals or email readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


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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.


Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with a parent or caregiver

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


Tuesdays July 4, 11, 18 and 25
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join us at the playground outside the Dawe Banch for this July special edition storytime! 



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


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.                      



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.

 


Celebrate Canada 150!

Bingo cards available at any branch or onlinestarting Thursday June 1, 2017.
Complete bingo cards using books you read all summer. Contest closes Friday September 1, 2017. Prize draw early September.

 


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


Every second Tuesday
Children’s Department
6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bring your family to the Downtown Branch for fun and exciting activities all summer long!


Tuesday, June 27art 
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. A $5 fee covers all materials provided. Space is limited. Register at the Level 4 Adult Services Desk Downtown.

 

 

 

 

 


All open hours in July, August and September 

Watch for the return of Trail Tales this summer along the Dr. George Trail (1 km loop) at Kerry Wood Nature Centre!

Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

 


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. 

 


GirlWednesdays
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.



toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games using your library membership to keep both children and adults entertained all summer long!  You’ll never hear “I’m bored” again!  


No storytime? No problem! signStop by the Children’s Desk and when the reader is “In” they will read you a story!


Fridaysbaby
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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

 


 

In person registration begins in June of 2017 at all branches.

TD Summer Reading Club invite three to 11-year-olds and their families to join Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading club.

Your reading kit includes notebooks, stickers and a web access code for the TD Summer Reading Club site.

Track your reading to get free book prizes this summer.

Watch www.rdpl.org/src for updates.



Fridaysreading

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

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


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


 

reading dog

Reading Tails is a 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 its handler.
Registrations are presently being taken for the fall.
Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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Challenge forms available at every Library service desk on the first day of each month and contests close on the last day. Monthly prize draw.

July -
 Geo Cache, Scavenger Hunt -  Family Friendly Fun - Loop Campaign

August -Sports Quiz

September - Pub Quiz, Trivial Pursuit




Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with a parent or caregiver

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.