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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.
 Adult

Book Bingo | Adult Summer Reading Contest 

This year you're invited to join the Yellowknife Public Library in a game of Book Bingo! Pick up a bingo card at the circulation desk or download one here. Fill out your bingo card over the summer as you complete the reading challenge squares. Each time you read a book that falls under one of the bingo square categories fill in the title and author. Each book read can only count for one square. 

 

For each bingo row you complete you'll get one entry into the prize draw. This means if you complete a BLACK OUT card you will get 10 entires into the draw. You have until September 1st to enter your card in the draw. 

 

How to submit your card: 

  • Drop it off in person at the library 
  • Take a photo and email it to library@yellowknife.ca
  • Put it in an envelope and slip it into the YPL book drop 

 

All completed bingo cards must be submitted by the end of the day of September 1, 2018. 

The draw for prizes will be held in mid-September. The program is open to everyone ages 13 +. Have fun! 

 

Grand Prize: a signed Matt Stajan Calgary Flames jersey 

Runner up: 2 great book bundles filled with local goodies. 

 

Harry Potter Escape Room

Harry Potter has fallen asleep at Hogwarts and found himself trapped back at the Dursley's! Test your wizarding knowledge & skills to break Harry out of this terrible dream!

Sessions available July 24 - August 3

Room takes approx. 1 hour

Teams of up to 5 permitted

Room best suited for wizards ages 12 +

 

Call, email, or visit the library to book your session! 

 

Friendship to the MAX! Day

Join your Yellowknife Public Library staff members to celebrate the greatest comic series of all time: The Lumberjanes! In honour of these fearless campers, we invite you to join us for a celebratory "campfire", ghost stories, adn marshmellows at YPL. Dress up as your favourite Lumberjane and win camp badges!

For more information or to check out the Lumberjanes series, visit the library.

Friday, August 17 @ 3pm - 6pm

Library Meeting Room

 

Chess Club

Join us every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for the Yellowknife Chess Club. All players are welcome!

Library Meeting Room.

The Chess Club will take a break in the summer and resume again in the fall.

 

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.

 

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!

 

 

Children (birth to 12 years old)

Harry Potter Escape Room

Harry Potter has fallen asleep at Hogwarts and found himself trapped back at the Dursley's! Test your wizarding knowledge & skills to break Harry out of this terrible dream!

Sessions available July 24 - August 3.

Room takes approx. 1 hour

Teams of up to 5 permitted

Room best suited for wizards ages 12 +

 

Call, email, or visit the library to book your session!

 

Friendship to the MAX! Day

Join your Yellowknife Public Library staff members to celebrate the greatest comic series of all time: The Lumberjanes! In honour of these fearless campers, we invite you to join us for a celebratory "campfire", ghost stories, adn marshmellows at YPL. Dress up as your favourite Lumberjane and win camp badges!

For more information or to check out the Lumberjanes series, visit the library.

Friday, August 17 @ 3pm - 6pm

Library Meeting Room

 

Paw Patrol Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the library in the month of August and take part in our Paw Patrol Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a map from the front desk and find all the clues to be entered to win great Paw Patrol prizes!

The scavenger hunt is self-directed and available any time the library is open.

 

T.A.I.L.S. Program - Read to a Dog

Children between the ages of 6 - 12, who love dogs and want to practice reading, can book 20 minutes with a specially trained dog.

This program is offered in partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Sessions are available every Saturday (except holiday weekends) until June 23rd. TAILS will resume on September 29th.

Call or email the library to register your child for the TAILS program.

920-5642 | library@yellowknife.ca

 

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

January 9 - June 5

 

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

January 10 - June 6

 

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

January 11 - June 7

There will be no Baby Time program on May 31.

 

Teens (12-18 years old)

Harry Potter Escape Room

Harry Potter has fallen asleep at Hogwarts and found himself trapped back at the Dursley's! Test your wizarding knowledge & skills to break Harry out of this terrible dream!

Sessions available July 24 - August 3.

Room takes approx. 1 hour

Teams of up to 5 permitted

Room best suited for wizards ages 12 +

 

Call, email, or visit the library to book your session!

 

Friendship to the MAX! Day

Join your Yellowknife Public Library staff members to celebrate the greatest comic series of all time: The Lumberjanes! In honour of these fearless campers, we invite you to join us for a celebratory "campfire", ghost stories, adn marshmellows at YPL. Dress up as your favourite Lumberjane and win camp badges!

For more information or to check out the Lumberjanes series, visit the library.

Friday, August 17 @ 3pm - 6pm

Library Meeting Room

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Have your say! Yellowknife Public Library invites teens to join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

* Meet new people

* Gain community service hours

* Help with library programs

* Join a book club

* Get volunteer experience for your resume.

 

For more information & to get involved contact Megan (mclark@yellowknife.ca)

 

 

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