Children's Game

Game begins July 1, 2019

The Summer Reading Game is designed to help kids aged five and over keep up with their reading during the summer months in a fun and engaging way. Participants register online and pick up their log book at the library after June 25.

The log book has a variety of tasks and challenges. With each challenge completed, participants receive a raffle ticket to enter into the large prize draws. The draws include awesome prizes like tickets to Calaway Park, Heritage Park, Telus Spark,  box sets of popular books, and much more!

  • After 5 challenges are completed, a prize can be selected from the Prize Box.
  • After 10 challenges are completed, another prize can be selected from the Prize Box.
  • After the bonus challenge of reading 15 minutes a day for 35 days is completed, a Book Prize can be selected.

A smaller scale preschool version of the game is also available, complete with prizes.

Children's Game Prize Draw Dates

July 12th: 2 Tickets to Calaway Park

July 19th: 2 Tickets to Heritage Park

July 26th: Trail ride for 2 around the Bow River

August 2nd: Family pass to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, 2 Tickets to Calaway Park

August 9th: 2 General Admissions to Telus Spark Science Centre

August 16th: 5 Draws for Board Games/Puzzles, Museum Membership for the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

August 23rd: Helicopter Ride for 2, $25 Crock-A-Doodle Gift Card

Preschool Game Prize Draw Dates

August 23rd: A storytime set of Llama Llama Red Pajama book and a puppet animal

Summer Reading Programs and Events

Events Calendar

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a program that matches younger readers with a more experienced reader to help them keep up their reading skills over the summer. We do our best to match everyone up, however this program relies entirely on the availability of Senior Book Buddies. Please click the appropriate button below to get started.

Senior Book Buddy Registration   Junior Book Buddy Registration

Tuesday Fun
Calling jungle explorers! Join us every Tuesday at 2pm-4pm for jungle-inspired crafts and games, for all ages! Activities will include giant board game day, slime day, and make-your-own jungle instruments for music day!

Tiny Tots
A summer story time offering for toddlers every Wednesday at 10:30-11:00. This story time features books, songs, and rhymes for walking babies up to 3 year olds.

Preschool story time
Join us every Friday at 10:30-11:00am for a fun preschool program! Children 3-5 years old are welcome, along with their parent/caregivers, to a half-hour story time featuring rhymes, action songs, and books. The program is designed to build a longer attention span and foster a continual love of stories.

Note* Preschool story time will not be held on August 16th due to Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday Film
Fun jungle themed movies for ages 8 and up, every Friday from July 5th-Aug 9th from 2pm-4pm!

Saturday Craft
Calling jungle explorers! Join us every Saturday from July 6th-Aug 10th at 10am for jungle-inspired crafts for all ages! Crafts will include making slime, paper plate animal masks, weave-your-own pencil pots, and more! Loosey Goosey will also be available at this time.  

Junior Librarians
Junior Librarians gives participants the opportunity to help out at the library. Activities include shelving, stamping and shredding. We offer four hour-long sessions weekly. Each session is limited to four people between the ages 6-12.  Please register for each session individually.

Reptile Day
Join us at one of two sessions on August 8th to learn about and meet real live reptiles! This event is hosted by Reptile Parties Calgary, and they will be doing a short educational presentation about reptiles before letting the audience meet the reptiles. This is an all ages event, and parents are welcome to stay and enjoy it with their kids. 

Reptile Parties also offer a photo opportunity for kids to take a picture with their favourite reptile for $5. 

The first session is at 1pm and runs for an hour, and the second session is at 2pm and runs for an hour! 

Registration is limited to 25 kids per session (parents do not need to register to attend with their child, so sign up now to reserve your spot! Click here to register for 1:00pm, and here to register for 2:00pm.

Park Day

Join us for the last Tuesday Fun of the summer, on August 20th Centennial Park. This program will include all of the usual fun, but will be messier with activities including slime, water fights, and outdoor games. All ages are welcome at 2pm. This event will be weather dependent.