Kids Summer Reading Game

Welcome to the Summer Reading Game!

The Summer Reading Game is back this year to give kids a summer of reading and deep sea adventure!

Librarians at the Canmore Public Library have recently found a strange artifact in our collection. No one knows exactly what it is, or what it does, but it seems to have originated from the fabled city of Atlantis.

As a result, a new department at the library has been formed - the Institute for Ocean Exploration!

Now, the institute is looking for brave young adventurers like you, who can scour the depths of the ocean - and maybe even find evidence of the fabled Lost City itself.

Brave explorer, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us in our quest to explore the oceans and discover evidence of the Lost City of Atlantis.

Sign up to be an adventurer for the Institute for Ocean Exploration today and get ready for a summer filled with reading challenges, summer programs, and so much more!

Children aged 5-12, or reading on their own, should register for this Kids Summer Reading Game.

Registration is now open. Kits will be available for pick up starting June 21, and the game starts July 2!

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To register a preschooler (ages 0-5) for the Summer Reading Game, please click here.

We also have a Teen and Adult Summer Reading Game!

Check out our Kids SRG programs this summer! Programs start the week of July 2, 2024. Visit the Events & Programs Calendar for our full list of programs.

Join us for various arts and crafts activities with an Under the Sea theme!

Arts Under the Sea is a weekly crafts program for kids aged 5-12. Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm.

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Take a break from your summer adventures and catch a movie at the Library!

On select Friday afternoons at 2pm we'll show kids and family films, movie snacks included!

Film Friday will take place on Friday July 5th & 19th and August 2nd & 16th.

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Come test your wits and exploration skills with some fun ocean-themed adventures you'll need to act, puzzle and challenge your way through!

Explorer's Academy will feature a variety of challenges designed for 9-12 year olds. Select Friday afternoons, 2-4pm. (July 12  & 26, August 9)

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Join us for fun under-the-sea themed activities designed for 6-8 year olds! Explore drama, games and challenges to build your skills as a Jr. Explorer!

Jr. Explorer's Academy will feature non-craft activities including a scavenger hunt and game show challenge day! Select Saturday mornings, 10:00 - 11:30am. (July 6 & 20)

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Free-flow fun for the whole family! Drift between activities of your choosing; like crafts, books, colouring and more!

Drop-in on select Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30am to explore various stations of unstructured morning activities for kids up to 12 and their families. (July 13 & 27, August 10)

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Dive into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with Dragon Patrol! This series designed to introduce kids aged 9-12 to the game. Explore how to make characters and fight monsters, and then join us on an adventure during the one-shot campaign at the end of summer!

Dragon Patrol will run on Saturday July 13 & 27 as a drop-in program. The one shot campaign will run on Saturday, August 10 and requires registration.

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

We're kicking off our Summer Storytime Session with a bang!

Miss Rhonda, along with our SRP's Anya and Emma, are heading to Centennial Park for Teddy Bears' Picnic: Storytime at the Park on Wednesday, July 17th!

Swing by Centennial Park on 5th Ave in Canmore anytime between 10:00am - 12:00pm for stories, snacks, and songs. We'll play parachute games, blow bubbles, and have stamps too!

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Join us for Park Day at Centennial Park from 10:30am - 4:00pm on Saturday, August 17th to wrap up our summer with a bang (or maybe a splash!).

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Join us at the library for a storytime! Books for Babies will continue throughout the summer on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am, and we've moved Preschool Storytime to Wednesday mornings at 10:30am!

Visit our Events & Programs Calendar for more information.

Back by popular demand, legendary sorcerer Brian Lehr will be at the Canmore Library on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00pm for another epic magic show!

Registration is required. This event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot when registration opens on July 4th!

Check out the Events & Programs Calendar for more information.