Update

Summer fun ahead! Check out our summer programs: https://pclibraries.ca/programs/summer-programs 

Summer Programs

Summer Programs 

July-August 2021

All summer programs are free of charge. 

*Registration is required for all programs as programs will be capped. Most activities will be happening outdoors, sanitizer provided and contact of materials between patrons will be kept to a minimum.  *Please note things may change and are subject to mandatory health restrictions and rules. We will adapt accordingly. 

Please dress yourself/kids for the weather. Remember to bring sunscreen, repellent and water. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! 

July and August Overview

 Program/Location  Age  Date/Time  Details  Registration Link 
Adopt a Bear Kit 

Pick up at your local PC library starting July 7 (librarian will call or email you). 
3+ 
July-August

First round of Bears have gone out. The remaining Bears are available until supplies last. 

Submit reading log by September 3 to win prizes. 

Adopt your very own bear this summer as part of our summer reading club. All you have to do is promise to read to your Bear.  

*Watch out for Bear related contests on Facebook or at your local library.
Registration Link
 Sunshine Storytime  Entwistle   Ages 2-6 with a caregiver Tuesdays 
July 6, 20 & August 3.

10:30-11:15am

Storytime will include stories, finger play and a craft. Program will be outdoors please dress accordingly. Bring a blanket for your family to sit on. 

Please note stories and activities are created for the 2-5 age range, however, younger and older kiddos are welcome to attend. 
 Registration Link
Sunshine Storytime 

Wabamun
 Ages 2-6 with a caregiver Tuesdays 
July 13, 27 & August 10.

10:30-11:15am

Storytime will include stories, finger play and a  craft. Program will be outdoors please dress accordingly. Bring a blanket for your family to sit on. 


Please note stories and activities are created for the 2-5 age range, however, younger and older kiddos are welcome to attend. 
 Registration Link
Adventure Awaits!

Summer Reading Club Duffield 
 Ages 7+ Wednesdays 

July 7-August 11 

10-11:30am 

6 weeks of adventure filled fun. There will be games, trivia, a scavenger hunt and prizes to be won.   Registration Link
Ready, Set, Action! 

Summer Reading Club Entwistle 
 Ages 8+  Thursdays 
July 8-August 12

4-5:30pm

 6 weeks of learning all about the art of filming. Kids will get to play theater games, create their own film and wrap up with a movie premier. 

*Please note this program isn't suited for kids under 8. 
 Registration Link
The Art of Storytelling 

Summer Reading Club Keephills
 Ages 6+ Wednesdays 
 July 7-August 11 

1-:2:30pm

 Get messy in this program that is part art, part storytelling, and part games. There will be tons of fun to be had in this 6-week program, ending with an art showcase.   Registration Link
The Race You Will Never Forget

Summer Reading Club Tomahawk 
 Ages 7+  Tuesdays 
July 6-August 10

1:30-3:00pm

 6 weeks of games, obstacles courses, a craft or two and tons of outdoor fun!   Registration Link
 The Art of Storytelling

Summer Reading Club Wabamun 

 Ages 6+  Thursdays
July 8-August 12

1-2:30pm

 Get messy in this program that is part art, part storytelling, and part games. There will be tons of fun to be had in this 6-week program, ending with an art showcase. 
 Registration Link
 Comic Con

All PC libraries 
 All ages  August 12-14

Varies. Times/events to be announced. 
 Join us August 12-14 for a Comic Con celebration. There will be free comics, drop-in activities and a costume contest for prizes. 

Full details can be found on Comic Con Page: https://pclibraries.ca/programs/comic-con-2021
Duffield,Tomahawk and Wabamun - Thursday August 12
- Free comics and drop-in crafts 

Keephills 
Friday, August 13 
-Free comic and drop-in crafts 

Entwistle 
Saturday, August 14
Free comics, and registered events 


 Library Feud 

Virtual 
 All ages  August 19 

5:30pm 

Live Streamed Youtube @ Parkland County Libraries 
Parkland County Libraries vs. Yellow County Libraries in our first every Library Feud modelled after Family Feud. The gameshow will be streamed live on YouTube.   
 Breakout! 

Teen/Tween Summer Games 

Pick up at your local  PC library starting July 7 (librarian will call or email you). 
 10-19  Register by July 3 or until supplies last   Register for a breakout bag filled with candy and other surprises, but first you will have to solve the clues to be rewarded.   Closed 
After Dark
Keephills Library 
13-19  Fridays 
July 9 & August 13

9-11pm
 Join us for an evening of games, s'mores and fire!  Registration Link

Summer Reading Bingo

Pick up at library 
All Ages July 1-August 31

Submit card by September 6 to your librarian or email it to communitylib@pclibraries.ca

Prize(s) draw September 7. 

 Get your read on this summer with reading bingo. Every five squares gets you an entry for a prize. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses, books and other surprises. Open to all but you must be able to pick up your prize at one of our Parkland County Libraries locations. 


Pick up at library
 Walking Book Club

Entwistle 
Tomahawk 
Hasse 
Chickakoo 
Wabamun 

*Chickakoo and Hasse need a minimum of 3 walkers to run. 


Adult Entwistle - every 2nd/4th Thursday (July 8, 22. August 12, 26). 1pm

Tomahawk - every 1st/3rd Wednesday (July 7, 21 & August 4, 18).  1pm

Chickakoo - every 2nd/4th Friday (July 9, 23, August 13, 27) 10am

Hasse - every 2nd/4th Saturday (July 10, 24 & August 14. *There is no walk on August 28 due to staff training) 10am

Wabamun - July 21 & August 18. 1pm. 



 Join Parkland County Libraries for a nature walk as we talk books and log steps. We love books, but reading is optional. We welcome patrons that are just looking for a group to walk with! 

July Book Picks - Canadian Reads
  • Ru by Kim Thuy 
  • Dear Life by Alice Munroe

August Book Picks - Books to Movie 
  •  Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
 Registration Link
Nature Walk with Dawn 

Entwistle (meet at the library)

*Minimum of 5 participants to run the program. 
Adult  Entwistle -  July 24 

10-Noon


 
On this guided walk learn to identify native plants, invasives, edibles and even medicinal plants. Come away with an appreciation of wildcrafting and the ecosystems. 

In partnership with Dawn Watts of Medieval Manor Gardens.

Max 20 registrants. 

Please dress for the weather including good hiking boots, repellent, sun block and water. 


 Registration Link
 Nature Walk with Dawn
Clifford E. Lee
(meet at the entrance way)

*Minimum of 5 participants to run the program. 
 Adult  August 21

10-Noon
 
On this guided walk learn to identify native plants, invasives, edibles and even medicinal plants. Come away with an appreciation of wildcrafting and the ecosystems. 

In partnership with Dawn Watts of Medieval Manor Gardens.

Max 20 registrants. 

Please dress for the weather including good hiking boots, repellent, sun block and water. 



 Registration Link
 The Wanders

*Minimum of three participants required to run the program. 
Adult Fridays 

Session 1: July 16-30
July 16 - Chickakoo 
July 23 - Bunchberry Meadows
July 30 - Hasse

Session 2: August 13-27
August 13 - Chickakoo
August 20 - Prospectors Point (entire time for writing)
August 27 - Hasse 

1:30-3:00pm
 Join fellow writers and creatives and talk craft, enjoy the outdoors and dive into creative work. 

The walk will be approximately 20-30 minutes with the remaining time for creating. *Prospectors Point won't have a walking component. 

The walks follows a mostly flat route with some slight inclines. There are benches at some locations but not guaranteed. Please bring a blanket to sit on for writing time.  You may attend 1 or all 6 sessions. 
 Registration Link
 Carvel Farmers Market All ages (under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver)  Carvel - July 3 & August 7

Program 1 at 11:00-11:45am 
- picture books and games 

Program 2 at  2:00-2:45pm
- storytelling, minute to win it  games. 

Storywalk 10am-4pm

Stop by our booth for goodies and a chat. Plus kiddos can join our summer programmer out back for games and stories. 

To reserve a spot for your kiddo stop by our outdoor booth. 
 Drop-in (up to 20 kids max). 



 
On this guided walk learn to identify native plants, invasives, edibles and even medicinal plants. Come away with an appreciation of wildcrafting and the ecosystems. 

In partnership with Dawn Watts of Medieval Manor Gardens.

Max 20 registrants. 

Please dress for the weather including good hiking boots, repellent, sun block and water. 

 
On this guided walk learn to identify native plants, invasives, edibles and even medicinal plants. Come away with an appreciation of wildcrafting and the ecosystems. 

In partnership with Dawn Watts of Medieval Manor Gardens.

Max 20 registrants. 

Please dress for the weather including good hiking boots, repellent, sun block and water.