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.

Childrens Services

Child with Book Under Rainbow

Welcome to the Red Deer Public Library Children's Department, where learning is fun, and the fun never stops!  We offer services and collections for children, families, daycare providers, homeschoolers and everyone who loves children's materials.  Join us for regular storytimes, craft programs, tours and special events for children from birth to age 12.  

The beautiful 1,000 square-meter space in the Firehall section of the Downtown Branch was made possible by a generous donation from the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, and a matching grant from the Provincial Government's CRC (Community Recreation and Culture) Grant program. A focal point of the space is The Spirit of Youth gumball mural which contains 14,740 gumballs and was created on the occasion of the 1998 Alberta Winter Games.

The staff at the Children's Department are delighted to help you. Come and talk to Youth Services Manager Jill Griffith and her staff during the following open hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can call the Children's Department at 403-346-4576.

Children's Library Tours
Book a tour for your preschool, daycare, club, school class, homeschooling families in the historic firehall Children's Library downtown or at any of our branches. We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the building, storytime, research help, and more! Call any of our branches for more information or to book a time.

Outreach to Children's Groups
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 any of our branches for more information or to book a visit.


TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. 

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