Calgary Public Library has a variety of free programs for families, where parents or caregivers and children can learn, play, and try new activities together. In addition to storytime programs — including Drop-in Family Storytime, Firefighter Storytime, and Reading with Royalty — you can bring the whole family for a fun introduction to computer programming, or play chess as a family and get coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Plus, check out these not to be missed fall programs:
- Family Yoga
Ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver
Bring your own yoga mats and a sense of play as you join us for a fun, kid-friendly introduction to yoga. In partnership with Learn Through Play Yoga. Registration is required.
- Learn English Storytimes
Ages up to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and an additional language. This program is offered in French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Registration is required.
- Rock 'N' Fossil Road Show
Enjoy an awesome collection of rocks and fossils and have your own pet rocks and favourite fossils identified by experts. In partnership with the Geological Survey of Canada. Registration is not required.
- Who You Gonna Call?
Bring your proton pack, trap a ghost, share spooky stories, and take photos of your favourite characters with the Calgary Ghostbusters. Slime included! Registration is not required.
- Wiggle, Giggle, Boo!
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Join us for spooky stories, songs, and rhymes. Wear your costume — if you dare! This program is offered as both a registered and drop-in program. Plus, check out another seasonal program, Falling Leaves, featuring stories and rhymes about leaves, colours, and fall.
Program details are subject to change; please visit our programs page for the most up-to-date information. Explore all September-October programs and register starting August 19.