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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library

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!

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

Join us every Saturday morning for an hour of family fun! All ages welcome. Watch our website for details on weekly activities. 


June 8 Teddy Bear Picnic

June 15 Mini Golf

June 22 SRC Kick Off: Amazing Race (note: the Downtown Amazing Race starts at 10 a.m.)

June 29 Marble Maze

July 6 Yoga Storytime

July 13 Community Playdate

July 20 Robots!

July 27 Tape Town

August 3  Rocket Launchers

August 10 Cardboard Kingdom

August 17 Craftapalooza!

August 24 Bubble Fun

August 31 Back to School Storytime


Thursdays (NOTE JULY 11 program CANCELLED)

July 4, 11, 18 and 25
1 p.m. –3 p.m.

Ages 11 and up

Join other Lego fans for building techniques, building challenges and community building! 

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. 

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. 


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.


Saturday, July 27

1 p.m - 4 p.m.
Ages 9 and up if under 13, at least one adult must be on the team

Enter with your team of 4 to 6 players and use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and locks to complete your task within the set time of 30 minutes.

July 15, 22, 29 and August 12, 19, 26
7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Ages 9 - 13

Work on stories, poems, journals, graphic novels or all of the above! Supplies, activities and prompts will be offered. 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Enjoy fun summer storytimes in French with games, stories and activities. 

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!

July 26 and August 30
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 21 ONLY

Find your PRIDE in the mezz at this drop-in monthly event open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and rainbow allies. Drop-in.

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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!

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. 

Thursdays bookbike
July 11, 25, August 8
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Harris Plaza (at Central Middle School)

Red Deer Public Library is introducing its very own Book Bike, a "Library on Wheels" that will come to YOU out in the community!

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for fun games, stories and activities!

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Enjoy fun summer storytimes with games, stories and activities. 


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.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Enjoy fun summer storytimes with games, stories and activities. 

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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.


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!

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!


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!

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Enjoy fun summer storytimes with games, stories and activities. 

Every Tuesday bookbike
July 2 to August 13
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Downtown Splash Park
(near the Golden Circle)

Red Deer Public Library is introducing its very own Book Bike, a "Library on Wheels" that will come to YOU out in the community!

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.

Wednesdays bookbike
July 3, 24 , August 7
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Rotary Park 

Red Deer Public Library is introducing its very own Book Bike, a "Library on Wheels" that will come to YOU out in the community!