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Upcoming Events at 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 you would like to tour.

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for each age group. Last program until fall is June 29. 

New members welcome anytime

Wednesday, June 20
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Join us to help select books for 2018 - 2019!


Make this the Summer Reading Program for your birth to two-year-olds!

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.

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.


10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years with an adult

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for each age group. Program runs all year.


Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation o suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment



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 Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

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

(Last club date is June 18)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

All levels of players are welcome.
Cosponsored with the Alberta Chess Association.

Monday, June 18 - Last clinic until fall
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question? Volunteer lawyers from the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will provide a half an hour of free legal advice in civil, family and criminal law.

6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All ages 

Enjoy this evening family storytime with fun activities. 
Dress in your pajamas, bring your favourite stuffie and listen to stories before bedtime.





11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!

“Geek Out” this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club!
Registration begins June 16, 2018 on National TD SRC Kick-Off Day at all branches.

The best party of the summer!
Join the Kick-Off Party June 23, 2018 at the Downtown Branch!

    An initiative of Library and Archives Canada





Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

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

reading dog

Reading Tails is a three or 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. The program is designed to not only improve reading ability, but also increase a child’s confidence, communication and social skills! Registrations are now being taken. Contact Deb for more information about fall sessions at


Summer Trail Tales
At Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Dr George Trail

Trail Tales returns in July with a great new title, Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay.
Follow the book pages along the Dr. George Trail (One km loop) at Kerry Wood Nature Centre with your family this summer!



First and third Thursday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Red Deer Reader’s Theatre Group for fun and informal acting opportunities!

Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students (Grade 10+) 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 for six one-hour sessions over a two-week period in a group setting. Training, support and resources are provided. For full details, email


Saturday, June 23 mousereading
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Downtown Branch
Children’s Program Area
Snell Auditorium

Register for the Summer Reading Club, free activities, entertainment and CAKE!


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult 

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies. Program runs all year.                      

musicgraphicMondays: June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Thursdays: August 9, 16, 23, and 30
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages three to five

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

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.


Monday, June 18
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Branch Fireplace
Adults only

Join us and discuss a book of our favourite genre. 

toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games to keep everyone busy over the summer. Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!



Tutoring is a great way to help a Canadian-born learner or a newcomer to Canada improve their literacy skills. Teaching experience or ESL training is not needed to assist these learners.

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

Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. Call 403-346-2533 or email for more information.