Library of Things

Patrons with a Canmore Public Library card are able to borrow from our Library of Things. Try out toys, games, puzzles, kits, and beyond!

Contact or visit the library to check availability of items.

Juvenile Games and Toys

Automoblox

Two sets of wooden cars. Mini cars and a red sports car.

Battling Bones

A fast moving dice game, suitable for 2-4 players. Aged 7 and up.

Bright Games Chess & Checkers

A fresh, colorful take on the classic games of chess and checkers! Aged 6 and up.

Button Art

Match and snap to complete the picture.

Cat's Cradle

Learn to play the classic playground string game.

Dinosaur Finger Puppets

Two sets of dinosaur finger puppets.

Exploding Kittens

A kitty-powered Russian roulette card game. The hit party game for family and friends who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. For 2-5 players, aged 7 and up.

Felt Board

Includes 100+ pieces of felt, and a portable felt board that can be used to create felt pictures again and again.

Funky Chicken

A simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes. For 3-6 players, aged 6 and up.

Go Fish

This deck of oversized, kid-friendly cards is a surefire way to induce family fun, especially for fans of children's book author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. Aged 4 and up.

I Saw It First! Egypt

Pull a counter from the box featuring one of the 300 Egypt-themed characters in this game and be the first to spot that character on the board! Aged 4 and up.

Juggling Devil Sticks

Three sets of juggling Devil Sticks. Practice juggling and other tricks.

Jumbo Magnifier

A large, sturdy magnifying glass.

Kaleidoscope 

Look through the eyepiece and experience the magic of the kaleidoscope. Two available: Adventure Cats and Sea Creatures.

Perplexus

Navigate a marble through a 3D maze.

Pick Up Sticks

The classic game of pick up sticks, suitable for 1 or more players of all ages.

Pony Pile-Up!

Stack and balance wooden sticks on the back of the wooden pony to win the game. Aged 4 and up.

Press Here

The magic of the New York Times bestseller Press Here is now available in game form. Aged 4 and up.

Radica 20Q

Play 20 questions against a machine.

Say Please, Little Pig

Say Please, Little Pig Board Game is a fun game of learning manners. Work together to help 2 pigs on the farm learn their manners as they make their way to the county fair. Aged 4 and up.

Spin Master

Send a marble through a 3D spherical maze.

Story Cubes

Roll the Story Cubes to make a story. We have two sets of the Classic cubes and one set of Action cubes.

Tarot For Kids

A tarot deck featuring 78 beautifully illustrated cards and a 96-page guidebook that teaches kids about tarot and how to perform readings. Ages 8 and up.

YoGaMe

Turn Yoga into a game. Three themes available: ABCs/Letters, Superheros, and Zoo Animals.

Adult Games and Toys

Beneath the Moon Book and Tarot Cards Kit

A deck and guidebook inspired by deities, folklore, and fairy tales from around the world.

Debatable

Win points for winning arguments. This social game includes 200 game cards each featuring opposing views of hot button issues... like how to load the dishwasher like an actual human being.

El Tarot Deck

Embrace Latinx magic with this Loteria-inspired 78 card tarot deck from the creators of Millennial Lotería!

Emoji Card Game

Party game where emojis and charades collide. For 4 or more players, aged 12 and up.

Haikubes

Perfect for individual inspiration or as a game with friends or family, Haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes that is used to create an expressive haiku.

Jane Austen Tarot Deck

The ultimate tarot deck for any Jane Austen fan, this gorgeous set of 53 tarot cards features hand-drawn characters and objects from Austen's enduring novels.

Literary Witches Oracle Deck

Infuse your personal divination practice with spiritual insight and feminist guidance from icons such as Octavia Butler, Shirley Jackson, Gertrude Stein, and more with this 70 card deck and guidebook.

Marina Abramovic Method

Formulated in thirty instructions, the Abramovic Method will purge your mind of all unnecessary distractions and anxieties and help you to unleash fully your creativity.

Posi Vibes

Roll the eight wooden dice and use the accompanying booklet to interpret the icons that appear, as either a fortune or a message for your current moment. 

Punderdome

A card game for pun lovers.

Queer Tarot

A vibrant, deluxe illustrated 78 card tarot deck and guidebook set, centering and celebrating LGBTQ+ identity, created by queer and trans artist team Ash + Chess.

Sacred Forest Oracle Deck

Meet nature spirits and discover the hidden realms of the Sacred Forest with 52 oracle cards from best-selling author Denise Linn.

Yoga Dice

Each dice depicts a variety of yoga poses.

Juvenile Puzzles

Bugs & Birds

100 pieces. Double sided.

Dragon Flight

350 pieces.

Hansel & Gretel

24 pieces. Floor puzzle.

Momo the Dog

500 pieces.

My First Story Puzzle Home

15 pieces.

Rainforest

100 pieces. Glow in the dark.

Realm of the Unicorn

350 pieces.

Rubber Dino

6 rubber pieces.

Summer Garden

300 pieces.

Adult Puzzles

Clairvoyant Convention

500 pieces.

Happy Isles

1000 pieces. Includes additional pieces for surprise ending instructions.

Lost Words Magpie

500 pieces.

Mandalorian

1000 pieces.

Missing Will

500 pieces.

Peppers

300 pieces.

Rise of Tiamat

1000 pieces.

Secret Garden

1000 pieces.

Physical Literacy Kits

Physical literacy describes the ability to move with competence and confidence in a variety of environments. Each kit is full of items and activity ideas to practice these skills.

Bocce Ball Kit 

Bocce ball is a calming, and sometimes competitive way, to spend time playing outdoors. Kit has 8 bocce balls, 1 small white ball, and an activity book.

Croquet Kit

Croquet is a fun yard game using mallets to hit balls through wickets. 3 croquet mallets (2 each of heads and handles), 7 metal wickets, 3 croquet balls, 1 coloured stick, game rules sheet, activity booklet.

Pickleball Kit 

Pickleball is an outdoor game that plays like a mix of table tennis, badminton, and tennis. Kit has 4 pickle rackets, 4 pickle balls, and an activity book.

Preschool Kit

Play a bunch of different activities with manipulatives suitable for preschool aged children. Kit has 4 scarves, 6 beanbags, 6 rings, a die with numbers, a die with activities, 2 easy grip balls, and an activity book.

Soccer Kit

Try a variety of soccer skills from shooting in nets, to dribbling through cones, to passing back and forth. Kit has 2 nets, 2 balls, 8 cones, and an activity book.

Throwing Kit

Practice throwing and catching with two different sets of equipment. Kit has 2 velcro ball catchers, 1 velcro ball, 2 scoops, 1 wiffle ball, and an activity book.

Sensory Kits

Intended for children with SPD, ASD, ADHD or any other developmental challenges, our two sensory kits are filled with a variety of items to try out. Each kit includes a weighted blanket, wiggle cushion, ear muffs, visual clock, dimple toy, and a bag of assorted fidget toys.

Outdoor Equipment

Walking Poles

Our library has 8 sets of walking poles available for loan.

Walking poles fit people 4'2" to 6'2", have ergonomic strapless handles, telescope for easy storage, and have metal tips for trails and rubber boot tips for sidewalks and roads. Come with nylon carrying case, instructional DVD, and user guide.

Discover Nature Explorer Pack

The Discover Nature Explorer Pack is designed to help you and your family learn, share, and discover our surroundings. This pack contains materials specifically for the Kananaskis Region. Materials include: binoculars; magnifying equipment; animal and plant identification books; field guides; first aid kit; and brochures and maps in multiple languages.

Household Equipment

Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter

The library has a P3 International P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor available for take home use. Plug your household appliances into it to check their power consumption.