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.

Games and Toys

Automoblox

Three sets of wooden cars. Mini cars, a purple sedan, and a red sports car.

Battling Bones

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

Beneath the Moon Book and Tarot Cards Kit

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

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.

Emoji Card Game

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

Juggling Devil Sticks

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

Jumbo Magnifier

A large, sturdy magnifying glass.

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.

Princess Bride Book Game

In this game, you’ll play as a team to tell the story of the Princess Bride. Will you be able to advance the plot and tell all six chapters of the story despite interruptions from a sick Grandson? For 1 to 4 players, aged 10 and up.

Radica 20Q

Play 20 questions against a machine.

Spin Master

Send a marble through a 3D spherical maze.

Spirograph

Use interlocking gears and wheels to draw complex patterns. 

Story Cubes

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

Yoga Dice

Each dice depicts a variety of yoga poses.

YoGaMe

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

Puzzles

Bugs & Birds

100 pieces. Double sided.

Dragon Flight

350 pieces.

Hansel & Gretel

24 pieces. Floor puzzle.

Happy Isles

1000 pieces. Includes additional pieces for surprise ending instructions.

Lost Words Magpie

500 pieces.

Mandalorian

1000 pieces.

Rainforest

100 pieces. Glow in the dark.

Realm of the Unicorn

350 pieces.

Rubber Dino

6 rubber pieces.

Summer Garden

300 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.

Rubber Chicken Kit

The goal of Rubber Chicken is to have as much fun as possible. Try to come up with the silliest games to win! Kit has 1 rubber chicken, 1 rubber pig, 4 cones, 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.