Summer Programs

View our full program guide here

Summer Program Sponsors in alphabetical order:

  • Alberta Government
  • Calgary Yacht Club
  • Chestermere Lions Club
  • City of Chestermere
  • Cobs Chestermere
  • Compass Yoga
  • Costco East Hills
  • Crave Cupcakes Crowfoot
  • CTC Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
  • Domino's Pizza Chestermere
  • Family & Community Support Services
  • Government of Canada
  • Harmony Health and Fitness
  • The Home Depot
  • Lakeside Golf Club
  • Moncalligraphyyc
  • Qualico Communities
  • Rocky View County
  • Smitty's East Hills
  • Sorelle Italian Bakery and Cafe
  • Starbucks Chestermere
  • TD Summer Reading Club

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Library for our Summer Reading Program! We are so grateful for their support. 

Registration is online and begins on June 24th at 10AM on our website.

Each program date and participant requires separate registration.

If two consecutive registered programs are no–show without warning, participants will be removed from future program dates in the Summer Session.

Children under 8 must have a parent or guardian stay in the Library during programs.

 

Steps:

1. Go to www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com

2. Press Programs and Events at the top

3. Select the program to register for on the calendar.

4. Fill in the form for each participant joining the program.

5. You will receive an email confirming your registration in our programming

 

To cancel your registration, please follow the link in your email confirming your attendance.

 

Want to sign up early for our Summer Reading Workshops? Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff on June 15th for early registration exclusively in person only.

 

Reading Logs

Print these out at home, or pick up a copy at the Library and participate in the reading challenges to earn ballots to enter for your chance to win prizes! Check out our prizes at the Library!

Programs

*Please note: Missing two consecutive registered dates without warning will result in being removed from the program.
Parents / guardians must stay in the library if registered child is under 8 years old. 

Join us for a variety of themed crafts, activities, games and more throughout the summer for kids ages 3-14. Each week features a new theme!
Participate in our reading challenges to earn ballots to enter for your chance to win a variety of prizes.
No registration is required to enter for the reading challenge.

Prize ballot entry officially closes at 7:00PM on August 15th.

The Summer Reading Club Workshops run from July 2nd to August 16th and a FREE library card is required for registration to our workshops.
Preregistration for our Summer Reading Club is only on June 15th during our Summer Reading Kickoff. We will have limited spaces open before registration fully opens on June 24th.

Workshops

Weekly Themes

Ages 3-4:  Monday to Thursday from 11:30AM to 12:15PM

Ages 5-6: Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 10:15AM to 11:15AM

Ages 7-8:  Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. Saturdays from 11:30AM to 12:15PM.

Ages 9-11: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00PM to 2:30PM.

Ages 12-14: Tuesdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.

July 2nd to July 6th: Getting Groovy

July 8th to July 13th: Wild Wild West

July 15th to July 20th: Ancient Animal Safari

July 22nd to July 27th: Circus Extravaganza

July 29th to August 2nd: Myths and Legends

August 6th to August 10th: Abracadabra

August 12th to August 16th: Medieval Times

 

The Summer Reading Program Workshops are presented by TDSRC.
On-theme costumes are welcome!

 

Please note: Due to the demand of our Summer Reading Workshops if two consecutive registered programs are no–show without warning, participants will be removed from future program dates in the Summer Session. Program plans for the same age range will be the same throughout the week, please consider registering for only one session per week.

STEAM Workshop Mondays from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Ages 6-12.

Join us each Monday for a new science themed activity based on the themes from our Summer Reading Program.

July 8th: Rock Candy Gold Rush 

July 15th: Fossil Finder Fun 

July 22nd: Balancing Circus Acts 

July 29th: Mythical Potion Magic 

August 12th: Catapult Engineering Quest 

Registration required.

 

Hanging Solar Systems Thursday July 18th from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Ages 6-12.

In this craft, participants will create their own hanging solar system with comets, stars, or planets.
This program is presented by Marigold Library System.
Registration required.

 

 

Ozobots Thursday August 8th from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Ages 6-12.

In this program we will be learning how to code using colors, and Ozobots which are engaging round robots that read color and follow the instructions based on red, green, blue and black coding.
This program is presented by Marigold Library System.
Registration required.

 

Join us every Friday at the Library for a new performance  from a local organizationor company!

 

Puddle of Mud July 5 from 1:00PM to 1:45PM.

Puddle of Mud Productions is an arts organization that has been catering to movers, shakers, and thespians of all ages since 2007!  They specialize in ‘creativity with a splash’ through our dance, drama, voice, yoga, film, music and other programs.
Registration required.

 

Mobile Adventure Playground July 12th from 10:00AM to 3:30PM.

Join the City of Chestermere’s Mobile Adventure Playground.

Mobile Adventure Playgrounds are outdoor play spaces consisting of loose parts and found items for children to explore without adult intervention. 
Parents must supervise their children while they are playing at the Mobile Adventure Playground.
No registration required.

 

Calgary Reptile Party July 19th at 1:30PM.

Join Calgary Reptile Parties for an educational presentation, Q&A, and time to pet some of their 8 reptiles joining us! 
Registration required.

Mad Science: Playing with Polymers July 26th from 1:30PM to 2:30PM.

Learn about the most fascinating and beneficial molecule known to mankind...Polymers with Mad Science of Southern Alberta. Learn how polymers are held together, how their bonds can be broken and mix up some Mad Science Slime to take home.
Registration required.

 

Abstract Dance August 2nd from 3:00PM to 3:30PM & 3:45PM to 4:15PM.

Join Abstract Dance for two separate sessions for some dance fun!

Registration required.

 

Christopher Cool Magic Show August 9th at 2:00PM to 2:45PM.

Christopher Cool the Magician will take our young readers on an adventure with magic, music, storytelling & so much more! This 40-45 minute interactive comedy magic show is perfect for children aged 4-8.
Registration is required for each person attending.

 

Mother Goose By The Lake Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Ages 0-5
Join Trellis, Chestermere Public Library, and PCSS in front of the library for songs, play, and snacks on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Enjoy a take-home craft kit and resources each week. We have some special visits happening on July 17th with Author Christina Hatton-Fearnley, and on August 14th with a Fire Truck! Mother Goose By The Lake runs from July 10th to August 14th.
No registration required.

 

Storytime Posted on YouTube Thursdays from 10:00AM.  From July 4th - August 29th.

Each Thursday during the Summer, join us on our YouTube Channel for a brand-new storytime video! We will be posting a variety of songs and stories each week. Find us on YouTube by going to https://www.youtube.com/@TheChestermerePublicLibrary

 

Drop in Baby Storytime Fridays from 10:15AM to 10:45AM. Age 0-12 Months.
Baby Storytime is for parents, caregivers, and babies 0-12 months. There are songs, stories, and more to enjoy! Stay after for our Bibs, Burps, and Breaks at 10:45AM.
No registration required.

 

Mindful Readers Mondays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Ages 5-10 and Caregivers.

Join Alberta Health Services, Rocky View Schools, Stepping Stones to Mental Health, and the Chestermere Public Library in-person for a FREE drop-in mindfulness program for caregivers and children ages 5 - 10. Each week will be a new mindfulness story and activity.
Runs Mondays from July 8th to August 19th.

 

Super Summer Playdate & Storytime Tuesday, July 16th from 10:15AM  to 11:30AM. All ages.

Come join us for stories, songs and of course BUBBLES! Everyone is welcome. Afterward please stay for a playdate. Meet other parents and guardians in your neighborhood and make new friends! A snack will be provided. Special guest Mel from Harmony Health and Fitness will be leading us in a fun and energetic parent and littles dance adventure.

No registration required.

Teddy Bear Picnic & Storytime Tuesday, August 6th from 10:15AM to 11:30AM. All ages.

Join us for a very special Teddy Bears Picnic Storytime on Tuesday, August 6th. Bring your blanket, picnic, and your favorite stuffy. We will have stories, puppets, songs and
bubbles. Special guest Mel from Harmony Health and Fitness will be leading us in a fun and energetic parent and littles dance adventure.
No registration required.

 

Graphic Novel and Manga Club On Discord.
Every month, our program facilitator will choose a theme to discuss, any book that fits in the theme is welcome to be discussed throughout the month on our Discord.
Join our Discord on our website.
June’s theme is Families.

July’s theme is Historical Comics.

August’s theme is Dungeons & Dragons.

 

Teen Summer Literary Challenge Ages 15+.
Gear up for a new adventure this summer and join our revitalized Adult and Teen (15+)Summer Literacy challenge. We have crafted a bingo card with variety of tasks and activities to
explore including adult summer programs, test drive a hobby, reading and more. The more tasks and activities you complete, the more chances you will have to win some amazing prizes!
Pick up your challenge log and instructions at the front desk beginning on June 15th.

Prize ballot entry closes on August 15th at 7PM.

No registration required.

 

Marigold Teen Summer Reading Program Begins Thursday, June 27th. Ages 12-17.

Each year, our library system Marigold puts on a teen summer reading challenge. Read books, participate in the activities, and earn your chance to win big prizes throughout the summer. 
The grand prize is a Nintendo Switch!
Find more information at https://marigoldprograms.ca/

Teen Volunteer Experience Ages 14-18.
Looking to do some volunteering at the library? We are on the hunt for students to help us with our Summer Reading Program. Send us an email at info@chestermerepubliclibrary.com or fill in our form on our website to sign up.

 

Adult Summer Literary Challenge Ages 15+
Gear up for a new adventure this summer and join our revitalized Adult and Teen (15+)Summer Literacy challenge. We have crafted a bingo card with variety of tasks and activities to explore including adult summer programs, test drive a hobby, reading and more. The more tasks and activities you complete, the more chances you will have to win some amazing prizes!
Pick up your challenge log and instructions at the front desk beginning on June 15th.

Prize ballot entry closes on August 15th at 7PM.

No registration required.

 

Graphic Novel and Manga Club On Discord.
Every month, our program facilitator will choose a theme to discuss, any book that fits in the theme is welcome to be discussed throughout the month on our Discord.
Join our Discord on our website.
June’s theme is Families. July’s theme is Historical Comics. August’s theme is Dungeons & Dragons.

Self Run Book Club Set Your Dates.
Want to host your book club at the library? We will help you get everything you need and provide a space for your group to get together. We provide copies of your chosen book, library space, and cookies and coffee for your meeting!
Contact us at info@chestermerepubliclibrary.com to arrange your meeting.

 

Rocky View Immigrant Services (RVIS) at the Library Mondays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.

Do you have questions about life in Canada? Come see Rocky View Immigrant Services at the Library. They provide services and support for immigrants and refugees in Chestermere.

 

Prospect at the Library Tuesdays from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

Struggling with your job search or feeling stuck in your career path?
Prospect can help for FREE! Drop by to get help from Prospect’s expert Career Advisor with resume and cover letter drafting, job search strategies, career planning, and polishing interview skills.

 

Bibs, Burps, and Breaks Fridays at 10:45AM.

Join us after Baby Storytime for some time to chat with other parents and caregivers in the community. Children are welcome to play as parents and caregivers chat.
We will have refreshments and snacks available.
No registration required.

 

Chai and Chat Thursday, June 13th, 20th, and 27th from 10AM to 11:00AM.

Join Chestermere Parent & Caregiver Support Services at the Library for a cozy gathering where newcomer parents can share their stories, connect with others, and enjoy some delicious chai.
No registration required.

 

Mobility & Restore Yoga Wednesday, June 19th from 5:45PM to 6:45PM.

Transition into summer feeling balanced and restored. Join Robyn and
special guest Jacqueline for this dreamy class. We will explore breath, meditation, joint mobility and restorative yoga asana paired with optional essential oils and head massage.  

This class is suitable for adults and older adults of any experience level.  

*Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes  
Registration required.  Registration is already open for this program!

 

Adult Creative Club: Origami Succulents Wednesday, July 3rd from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

Are you having trouble deciding which fun category to enter at this year’s RVC Ag Society’s Red Ribbon Competition in September? Look no further!

Join us with a special guest from the Rocky View Chestermere Agricultural Society and learn how to make an adorable origami succulent that will be sure to wow the judges.

As a bonus, your succulent will stay beautiful indefinitely and requires no water or sunlight!
Registration required.

 

Adult Creative Club: Painting & Colour Wednesday, July 10th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

Learn how to make your artwork pop using colour theory! Join us along with special guest artist Cathy Luby, President of the Chestermere Fine Art Guild, as she shares tips on applying colour theory basics to painting. Participants will experiment, compose, and create their own unique paintings.
Registration required.

 

Tension Release and Restore Yoga With Harmony Health & Fitness Wednesday, July 17th from 5:30 to  6:45PM.

Treat yourself and join special guest Mel from Harmony Health and Fitness to let go of built up stress and tension in your mind and body. Students will be guided through mindful stretching, breathwork, and fascia release.

This class is suitable for adults and older adults of any experience level

*Please bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothes.

Registration required.

 

Preserving Your Harvest Basics & Mini Macrame Plant Holder Wednesday, August 7th from 5:15PM to 6:45PM.

Do you have a large garden, a container garden, an indoor garden? Have you found an excellent deal on bulk produce or would you like to enter the Red Ribbon Competition at the Rocky View Ag Society’s Country Fair?

Learn more about the world of food preservation! Join us along with special guest Samantha, our Library Board Vice-Chair, to explore and share various modes of food preservation, which ones work best for which foods, and recommended resources.

Participants will also make their very own mini macrame hanging plant holder!

Registration required.

 

Slow Flow Yoga With Compass Yoga Wednesday August 14th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

 Join special guest Vicky from Compass Yoga for a combination of slow flow movement and stretching. Take time to connect with yourself through a calming exploration of breath, balance, strength, and flexibility. This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate yoga experience levels.

*Please bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothes. 
Registration required.

 

 

Summer Kick off Saturday, June 15th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

TDSRC is back at the library. Preregistration for our Summer Reading Program will be officially open on June 15th with a limited amount of space available before it opens fully on June 22nd.
Also pick up your reading logs for all ages to bring back for a chance to win one of our fabulous Summer Reading Prizes!

 

Duck Scavenger Hunt June 15th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

Ducks have taken over the Library! Help us by finding and taking home one duck.

No registration required.

 

Activities Begin June 15th from 10:00AM to 1:30PM.

We have plenty of fun activities happening during the kickoff including facepainting, STEAM activities, imagination play and colouring sheets. Join in on the fun after registering for our Summer Reading Workshops.
No registration required.

 

Mobile Adventure Playground June 15th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Join the City of Chestermere’s Mobile Adventure Playground outside the Library. Mobile Adventure Playgrounds are outdoor play spaces consisting of loose parts and found items for children to explore without adult intervention. 
Parents must supervise their children while they are playing at the Mobile Adventure Playground.
No registration required.

 

Kids Bingo Saturday, June 15th from 11:00AM to 11:45AM

Play bingo and enter for your chance to win the first summer prize, a Junior Fitness Harmony Membership for July and August and a harmony tumbler from Harmony Health & Fitness.

No registration required.

 

Domino’s Pizza Party Saturday, June 15th Starting at 12:30PM.

Thanks to the generous donation from Chestermere Domino’s Pizza, we will be serving slices of pizza during the Summer Reading Kickoff.

Registration required and open now on our website.

 

Christopher Cool Magic Show Saturday, June 15th at 2:00PM.

During our Summer Reading Kickoff event, our friend and magician Christopher Cool will be here to do a special show!

Registration required.

  

Pro Bono Law Alberta Free Immigration Clinic Tuesday, June 25th from 12:00PM to 6:00PM.

Join Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) at the Library.

Feel free to drop in if you have general questions relating to immigration.

If you require legal advice on immigration matters, please book a free 30 minute appointment with a legal professional with the link below.
https://forms.gle/H8syUtWJDWH1pDqh7

 

 

Domino’s Pizza Summer Wrap Up Party August 16th from 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with our Summer Wrap Up Party. Domino’s Pizza Chestermere has generously sponsored this program for the second year. We will have a variety of
activities, games, and more happening at the Library during the celebration. Be sure to keep checking in on our website and social media for information as we get closer to the date for more information and registration
information.

 

Prize Pickup Begins August 16th at 3:00PM
Were you one of our lucky Summer Reading Prize Winners?
If you receive a phone call from the Library letting you know you won, your prize will be available at the front desk after the Domino’s Pizza Summer Wrap Up Party.  Please bring a valid ID in order to pick up the prize.