Winter Break Programs

Schools are closed but we’re not! We have a variety of fun, free drop-in programs to keep children learning, growing, and exploring. 


Winter Wonderland I SPY Activity & Scavenger Hunt (Main & Beaty)

Schools are closed but we're not! Come and enjoy the library, and while you're here, have fun doing our Winter Wonderland I Spy Challenge and/or Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a prize!

Begins Jan 2nd at 10:00 am. Drop in anytime the library is open and complete one or both of the challenges. But don’t worry. If you can’t visit us on January 2nd, these challenges will be available all week long, until January 7th!

Glow-in-the-dark Storytime* (Main Library)

Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:00 pm (45 min)

Join us for this special evening storytime where we will have fun with lights and things that glow-in-the-dark. The program will include stories, activities, and crafts. Participants are encouraged to wear their own glow-in-the-dark clothing/accessories. (3-8 years)

*Hand stamps for admission will be available 15 minutes before the start of the program as space is limited

Pokémon Play (Beaty Branch)

Wednesday, January 3rd 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Come in and complete the Pokémon Scavenger Hunt to win a Pokémon figurine*. You can also create a Pokémon craft* (4-12 years)

*while supplies last (no registration required)

Step Into A Story (Main Library)

Thursday, January 4th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (drop-in; no registration required)

Want to get lost in your favourite tale? Let the magic of green screen technology transport you into the worlds of Harry Potter, Elephant and Piggie, Sherlock, and many more! Your photo will be emailed directly to you! (All Ages)

Snow Much Fun* (Beaty Branch)

Thursday, January 4th 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Come and join us for this special winter program filled with wonderful sensory experiences and science experiments! It will be SNOW much fun! (6-11 years)

*Hand stamps for admission will be available 15 minutes before the start of the program as space is limited.

Obstacle Course* (Main Library)

Friday, January 5th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Schools closed but we're not! Come and visit the library and while you're here, check out our Obstacle Course. Can you make it through? What's your fastest time? Don't forget to challenge your brother or sister or friend! (4-10 years)

 *no registration required. Drop-in anytime between 10:00am –2:00 pm and the obstacle course will be available for you to try

Pajama Storytime* (Beaty Branch)

Friday, January 5th at 10:30 am (45 min)

Come to the library and enjoy a special Pajama-themed storytime! We will enjoy stories, songs, activities and a craft. And you don't even need to change out of your pajamas to come! (For children 5 & under)

* Admission stamps will be available 15 min before the start of the program and space is limited.

Cultivating Compassion & Empathy with Loretta Penny (Beaty Branch)

Saturday, February 10th 10:30 (45 min)

Wish your kids truly understood empathy and how to be more compassionate? Through "real world" stories and images, Loretta Penny will help your children gain a better understanding of how empathy is the basis of a compassionate and civilized society. This free presentation is for children 6-12 years of age (caregivers are welcome to stay).

Registration begins Jan 22 (space is limited)