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

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Stacking Games

Fun balancing toys for playing and learning. Two sets; one set is Zoo Animals, and the other is Farm Animals.

Animal Mah-Jong

Learn how to play mah-jong with this beautifully illustrated mah-jong set! For all ages.

Battling Bones

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

Bears and Bees

Race to be the first to play all your cards in this beautiful and strategic tile-laying game. But beware - bears, flowers, and worker bees create sticky situations!  Suitable for 2-5 players. Aged 7 and up.

Cat's Cradle

Learn to play the classic playground string game.

Cordless Jump Rope

Jump rope anywhere by using a cordless jump rope. Perfect for small spaces or for people who have troubles jumping. 2 available.

Counting Pegs

This Montessori-inspired set makes learning math fun.

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.

Feelings Flash Cards

Feeling Flashcards help children young and old understand and put a name to what they are feeling in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.

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.

Game of Wolf

The Game of Wolf is a trivia game in which players play wolves, ravenous for trivia. On your turn, you may pick pack members based on their knowledge of the subject or go Lone Wolf for a chance to double the points! For 4-12 players, aged 14 and up.

Genius Square

STEM puzzle game - put your brain to the test to fill in the grid. For 1-2 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.

Hedbanz Act Up!

Based on the award winning Hedbandz, players must place a card in their headband and watch others act out your card. The catch? No talking allowed! Players must guess before time runs out. For 2-6 players, aged 8 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 Sticks

Three sets of juggling sticks. Practice juggling and other tricks.

Jumbo Magnifier

A large, sturdy magnifying glass.

Matching Games

Test your memory with these matching games. Three sets, including: Spidey and Friends, Encanto, and Trolls.

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.

Pupsicles Shaped Memory Match

Pupsicles Shaped Memory Match includes 24 cute pupsicle shaped pieces to match. For 2 or more players, aged 3 and up.

Skip It

Bring back the 90s with these fun toys! Attach to your ankle and skip while it spins. 6 available.

Stacking Games

Fun balancing toys for playing and learning. Two sets; one set is Zoo Animals, and the other is Farm Animals.

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.

Tummy Time Peekaboo

Make tummy time fun with art cards featuring smiling animal faces and playful icons. High contrast colors and bold shapes aid baby’s visual development.

We're Not Really Strangers: Family Edition

Use these cards to get to know your family members as individuals and for them to get to know you. For 2-6 players.

Wooden Reading Blocks

Practice letters and sight words with this tactile kit.

Wooden Stacking Blocks

Each block is a different size, shape, weight, or colour, making stacking a challenge.

YoGaMe

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

Adult Games and Toys

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Tesla vs. Edison

This is a fast-playing, route building, economic and worker placement game focused on invention and industry in the roaring 1880's. Expansion pack also available. For 2-5 players.

Beneath the Moon Book and Tarot Cards Kit

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

Bird Bingo

Everyone will love this traditional bingo game featuring birds from around the world, from the robin to the puffin and the kookaburra to the splendid fairywren. 2-6 players, ages 6 and up.

Cribbage Board

Cribbage is card game in which the object is to form counting combinations that traditionally are scored by moving pegs on a special cribbage board. For 2-4 players.

Crystal Spirits Oracle Deck

Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and best-selling author Colette Baron-Reid offers a vibrantly illustrated oracle 58 card deck of crystals, each selected for their healing powers and ability to help you channel divine guidance from the Universe.

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.

Domino Set

A set of dominoes to be used in all your favourite games.

Don't Die Out There Deck

Survival tips packaged in a playful and popular deck of cards format.

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.

Enneagram Essentials

Embark on a new Enneagram journey with Enneagram Essentials, a beautifully designed boxed set of 125 cards. Using the included booklet, you'll be able to identify which Enneagram number aligns with your personality and learn more about common Enneagram terms. 

Game of Thrones: The Board Game

Take control of the great houses of Westeros in an epic struggle to claim the Iron Thrones. For 3-6 players, aged 14 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.

Happy Little Memory Game

This original Bob Ross-themed card game will challenge your memory skills in matching painting to painting, quote to quote, squirrel to squirrel, and more. 50 cards.

Infinite City

Infinite City is a standalone tile game in which players become the leaders of corporations building an ever-sprawling city, maneuvering to control the largest districts while holding on to the most valuable buildings. For 2-6 players, aged 10 and up.

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.

Moonology Oracle Deck

The energy of the Moon has a formidable effect on our everyday life. Use this 44 card deck with gorgeously illustrated oracle cards to tap into Her ancient wisdom for healing, guidance and protection.

Pendleton Backgammon

Roll out the fun at home, camp or on the road with this travel-friendly backgammon game.

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.

Ramen, Ramen!

Use your noodle in this soup-er fun memory game that will leave you hungry for more.

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.

Tesla vs. Edison

This is a fast-playing, route building, economic and worker placement game focused on invention and industry in the roaring 1880's. Expansion pack also available. For 2-5 players.

That Rings a Bell!

Be the first to ring the bell in this fun and fast-moving trivia game for the whole family! For 3 or more players.

Thebes

Become an archaeologist as you study ancient cultures, go digging, and exhibit. For 2 to 4 players, aged 10 and up.

Yoga Dice

Each dice depicts a variety of yoga poses.

Juvenile Puzzles

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Dog Man

100 pieces.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear
What Do You See

20 pieces. Matching puzzle.

Bugs & Birds

100 pieces. Double sided.

 Construction Puzzle

25 pieces. Floor puzzle.

Cosmic Lights

500 pieces.

Dino Dash

50 pieces.

Dog Man

100 pieces.

Dragon Flight

350 pieces.

Garden Bunnies

25 pieces. Floor puzzle.

Horse Corral

100 pieces.

I Love You

12 pieces. Matching puzzle.

Masha and Her Friends

5 pieces.

Mix and Match Blocks

9 pieces.

Momo the Dog

500 pieces.

My First Story Puzzle Home

15 pieces.

Realm of the Unicorn

350 pieces.

Summer Garden

300 pieces.

Tree of Life

300 pieces.

Woodland Forest

300 pieces.

Adult Puzzles

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White Gold Wolves

500 pieces.

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Puzzle

1000 pieces.

Birds

1000 pieces.

Bob Ross 2-in-1

500 pieces. Double sided.

Clairvoyant Convention

500 pieces.

Game of Thrones: Puzzle of Westeros

1400 pieces. 3D puzzle, includes topography pieces and model buildings.

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.

Tree Farm

500 pieces.

Unicorn Fantasy

2000 pieces.

White Gold Wolves

500 pieces.

Winter Dogs

500 pieces.

World of Agatha Christie

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.

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.

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 catching and throwing by playing velcro ball and wiffle ball. Kit has 4 velcro catchers, 2 scoops, 2 velcro balls, 1 wiffle ball, and an activity book.

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.

Kit of Lost Spells

Use the Kit of Lost Spells to take a journey around Canmore inspired by The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane. Use the map to find the magical places within walking distance of the library. After arriving, use the corresponding cards to perform a spell or learn more about the plants and animals in the area. This kit includes: The Lost Spells; The Handbook of the Canadian Rockies; plant, animal, and pathway cards; poetry cards; magical artefacts (jug for water, bag for pebbles, animal fur, bear claws); notebook.

Other Equipment

Compact+ HD

The Compact+ HD is small and light weight optical magnifier. Use it to enlarge text and change the colours of text and papers to your preference. This is a portable device that can be used on the go - read anything, anywhere, anytime.

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.