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Library Events and programs  have been suspended until further notice as the City prepares for the potential impacts of COVID-19. Please check out our Summer Reading Challenge sheet under adult, children, and teen program sections. 

For the latest information and to find out what the City is doing in preparation of COVID-19, visit www.yellowknife.ca/covid-19.

 The library is happy to offer the following programs for adults, children, and teens.

Photo Gallery: YPL Programs will appear here on the public site.
Adults

Summer Reading Bingo 2020

Join the Yellowknife Public Library and the Book Cellar in a game of Book Bingo!

Fill out your bingo card over the summer as you complete the reading challenges in each square.

Each time you read a book that falls under one of the bingo square categories check it off.

Each book read can only count for one square.

How to Get Started

-          Pickup a bingo card at YPL once we have reopened (call ahead for admittance), The Book Cellar, or print this bingo card

-          Library Reading Bingo is for everyone ages 13+.

-          The game will run from July 1st to September 1st. With draw prizes awarded in mid-September.

How to Submit Your Card

-          Drop it off in person at the library once we have reopened (call ahead for admittance) or at the Book Cellar.

-          Take a photo and email it to library@yellowknife.ca.

-          Slip it into the YPL book drop in Centre Square Mall.

 

Library Reading Challenge

Work your way through the map of reading challenges  taking pictures of you completing each, and sharing them with us along the way.

Send your pictures to library@yellowknife.ca for chances to win a prize.

Each challenge must be completed with a different book, and each challenge completed gives you another chance to win!

The challenge will run until the end of August.



Book a Librarian

Yellowknife Public Library offers a fast growing collection of online resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. We invite you to meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to download e-books, and Audiobooks from the library's collection onto your e-reader, mobile device, or laptop.

You can also learn how to use the library's other great digital resources including Rocket Languages and Freegal Music.

To book your session call the library at 920-5642. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ASSIST YOU VIA EMAIL OR PHONE.

 

Colour Me Happy

Colouring is a great way to de-stress and have fun! Check out our selection of colouring sheets and supplies for adults & teens in the magazine area. Plus, you can submit your masterpiece for a chance to win a great book bundle! SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Children (birth to 12 years old)

Library Reading Challenge

Work your way through the map of reading challenges  taking pictures of you completing each, and sharing them with us along the way.

Send your pictures to library@yellowknife.ca for chances to win a prize.

Each challenge must be completed with a different book, and each challenge completed gives you another chance to win!

The challenge will run until the end of August.


Tuesday Toddler Time  18-36 months (Drop in: No registration required)

Let your toddler explore the world through stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs that reinforce language development and learning. This lively and interactive program offers special one-on-one time for children and their caregivers. Admission is free. The programming will be followed by a half hour of socialization time.

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Library Meeting Room

SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Wednesday Pre-School Story Time 3 - 5 years (Drop in: No registration required)

Story Time is a fun way to introduce your child to the joys of books and learning. Join us for stories, fun, and crafts in the library meeting room. We ask that a parent or caregiver attend with the child. Admission is free.


Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Library Meeting Room

 

SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Thursday Baby Time 0 - 18 months (Drop in: No registration required)

Join us for a program that introduces you and your baby to the joy of music, rhyme, lap play, and more. This early childhood literacy program is for children aged 18 months and younger and their parent or caregiver. Siblings welcome. Admission is free. The program will be followed by a half hour of socialization time.

Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Library Meeting Room

SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

 

TAILS: Read to a dog!

Children aged 6‐12 can practice their reading one‐on-one

with a specially trained St John Ambulance therapy dog.

Reading to a dog is calming and reduces anxiety. It is perfect for shy or less confident readers.

Sessions are 20 minutes long, between 1pm ‐ 2pm on Saturdays.

 

Call 920 5642 or email library@yellowknife.ca to register

SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Teens (12-18 years old)

Summer Reading Bingo 2020

Join the Yellowknife Public Library and the Book Cellar in a game of Book Bingo!

Fill out your bingo card over the summer as you complete the reading challenges in each square.

Each time you read a book that falls under one of the bingo square categories check it off.

Each book read can only count for one square.

How to Get Started

-          Pickup a bingo card at YPL once we have reopened (call ahead for admittance), The Book Cellar, or print this bingo card

-          Library Reading Bingo is for everyone ages 13+.

-          The game will run from July 1st to September 1st. With draw prizes awarded in mid-September.

How to Submit Your Card

-          Drop it off in person at the library once we have reopened (call ahead for admittance) or at the Book Cellar.

-          Take a photo and email it to library@yellowknife.ca.

-          Slip it into the YPL book drop in Centre Square Mall.


 

Library Reading Challenge

Work your way through the map of reading challenges  taking pictures of you completing each, and sharing them with us along the way.

Send your pictures to library@yellowknife.ca for chances to win a prize.

Each challenge must be completed with a different book, and each challenge completed gives you another chance to win!

The challenge will run until the end of August.


 


 


 

 

 

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699