Full Moon Swap

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Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location:
Friends Program Room

Join us for our Full Moon Swaps at the Canmore Public Library!

Our next swap will be the Buck Moon Swap coming up on July 20.

We've teamed up with The Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley for a super community swap of all things!

Celebrate the Buck Moon with the Canmore Library and the Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley with a super community swap of all things new-to you!

The full moon in July is also referred to as the Buck Moon due to the new antlers that are growing rapidly on male deer (bucks) around this time.

With that in mind, our July Full Moon Swap will be a celebration of new-to-you items with a community swap open to all kinds of gently used items. Clothing, kitchen supplies, kids toys, sporting goods, hiking gear and everything in between! 

Everything is FREE and everyone is welcome.You do not need to donate to the swap in order to take items home with you. 

Full Moon Swap - July Buck Moon Hours:
Saturday, July 20: 10am - 2pm
Canmore Library Meeting Room

Celebrate the Blue Moon with a community swap of school supplies on August 16 & 17, 2024!

This year, the full moon in August is also referred to as a Blue Moon as it is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons, according to NASA.

So this month, we want to help you beat the back-to-school blues with a community swap of school supplies!

Perhaps you have unwanted supplies such as pens, pencils, loose leaf, duo tangs, binders, pencil cases, calculators, scissors, markers and notebooks that you would like to pass on to someone else.

Clothing, Backpacks, lunch bags, reusable water bottles, kids shoes... anything that can help you and your kids (or teens, or adults!) get ready for back to school is perfect for the Blue Moon Swap!

(Don't forget, everything is FREE and everyone is welcome! You do not need to donate items in order to attend or take items home.)

Full Moon Swap - August Blue Moon Hours:
Friday, August 16: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 17: 10am - 2pm
Friends Program Room

Our Full Moon Swaps will be held monthly, on or around the full moon. Each swap will have a theme connected to the name of the full moon that month, for example the Flower Moon or the Wolf Moon. We encourage community members to bring gently used items they no longer need or want to the CPL the day of the swap as a donation. Items will be displayed on tables and are available for anyone to take home with them, so please be sure the items you bring are items you are prepared to give away. Everything is FREE and everyone is welcome! You do not need to donate items in order to attend or take items home. 

We hope these swaps will encourage community connection and help keep usable items from piling up in a landfill! Any items leftover at the end of the swap will be donated to a charity of our choice.   See you then!

 Upcoming Swaps:

March - No Full Moon Swap, visit us for the Friends Spring Book Sale!

April - No Full Moon Swap, join us at our massive clothing Swap-O-Rama!

Previous Swaps:

Celebrate the Strawberry Moon with a community swap of all things summery!

The full moon in June is also referred to as the Strawberry Moon. It gets this name from the wild strawberries that ripen during early summer, ready to be gathered.

With that in mind, our June Full Moon Swap will be a community swap of summer items!

Think summer clothing, hats, sunglasses, sneakers and sandals. Items to be enjoyed outdoors such as yard games, scooters, Frisbees, sprinklers and more.

Summer items can include things for your garden, beach towels, water toys, bug spray, sunblock, camping and hiking gear, etc. The possibilities are endless at the June Full Moon Swap!

We've added extra hours, see full swap hours below! If you have items to donate, they can be brought to the Library during the swap hours on Friday and Saturday.

Everything is FREE and everyone is welcome. You do not need to donate to the swap in order to take items home with you.

Full Moon Swap - June Strawberry Moon Hours:
Friday, June 21: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, June 22: 10am - 2pm
Friends Program Room

May's full moon is also known as the Flower Moon due to flowers that bloom and spring forth this month!

With that in mind, our May Full Moon Swap will be of all things floral, gardening & spring related.

Items like flowers, plants, seeds, flower pots, potting soil, plant food, spring wreaths and gardening items & tools that you no longer use are perfect for the May Full Moon Swap.

Spring clothes / toys / housewares / miscellaneous items with floral patterns are also perfect for this swap! (Please note - these suggestions are just to provide a jumping off point! Donations are not limited to this list.)

So gather your unwanted gently used items in the flower family and join us in celebrating the Flower Moon at our next Full Moon Swap!

We've added extra hours, see full swap hours below! If you have items to donate, they can be brought to the Library during the swap hours on Friday and Saturday.

Everything is FREE and everyone is welcome. You do not need to donate to the swap in order to take items home with you.

Full Moon Swap - May Flower Moon Hours:
Friday, May 24th: 5pm - 7pm
Saturday, May 25th, 2023: 10am - 2pm
Friends Program Room 

Join us for the Hunger Moon Swap at the Canmore Public Library!

The February full moon is also known as the Hunger Moon. With February typically bringing the most snow, it made hunting difficult and food could be hard to come by.

With that in mind, our February Full Moon Swap is a community swap for all things food, kitchen, and pantry related!

This is the perfect time to clean out your pantry and pass along any non-perishable food items that have just been collecting dust! Perhaps you have kettles, coffee pots, or baking sheets & cooking pans you no longer use or need.

Unwanted cookbooks, small appliances, bamboo skewers, can openers, aprons, kitchen gadgets that have lost their lustre - all this and more are perfect for the Hunger Moon Swap! (Please no large appliances, BBQ's, or expired food items).

Winter clothing will also be accepted at this month's Full Moon Swap!

We've added extra hours! The February Full Moon Swap will take place in the Friends of the Library Program Room on Friday, February 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00pm, and will continue on Saturday, February 24th from 10am - 2pm. If you have items to donate, they can be brought to the Library during the swap hours on Friday and Saturday!

The January full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon. With that in mind, our January Full Moon Swap is a community swap for pets and their people! (You do not need to have a pet to attend the swap!)

For the pets...

Is your cat tired of all their toys? Has your dog outgrown their collar, coat, or crate? Perhaps you have unused pet beds, pet boots, food bowls, or leashes lying around. Bring them to the Wolf Moon Swap!  (Alternatively, if you need those items - come to the Wolf Moon Swap!)

For the people...

Let's keep getting winter ready with another community swap of winter items! This could include winter gear like jackets, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and boots.

Perhaps you have snow sport gear your no longer need like skates, sleds, skis etc.

Other winter items could include mugs for hot cocoa, car scrapers, shovels, heaters, hand warmers and more!

The swap will take place in the Friends of the Library Program Room at the CPL on Saturday, January 27th from 10am - 2pm.

Event dates

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 17, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 30, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 23, 2024 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24, 2024 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 21, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 16, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.