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Programs

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For the latest information and to find out what the City is doing in preparation of COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page.

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

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Adults

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. 

 

Monthly Book Club

Join us each month to read and discuss the book of the month with fellow local readers. Call or email the library to register and request a copy of the current book.

 

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 prize!

Children (birth to 12 years old) IN PERSON PROGRAMS CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE 

Take Home Escape Room (ages 8-12)

Borrow one of our Nahanni themed take home escape rooms and test your wits. Record your time to complete the puzzles and let us know how long it took you, when you return the package for a chance to win a prize!

Tuesday Toddler Time  18-36 months (Drop in: No registration required)   CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

Session 1: September 14 to October 19 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Session 2: November 9 to December 14 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Please remember face masks required for those over 2 years old ; contact tracing form to be filled in each time you attend 

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

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

Session 1: September 15 to October 20 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Session 2: November 10 to December 15 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Please remember face masks required for those over 2 years old ; contact tracing form to be filled in each time you attend 

Thursday Baby Time 0 - 18 months (Drop in: No registration required)  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

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

Session 1: September 16 to October 21 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Session 2: November 18 to December 16 

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

 

Please remember face masks required for those over 2 years old ; contact tracing form to be filled in each time you attend 

 

Teens (12-18 years old)

Chess Club

Meeting Thursday evenings in the library meeting room from 5:30-6:30. Beginners welcome! 

Currently on hiatus. Planned to resume November 4th.

 

Themed Monthly Artistic Contests

The library hosts a variety of artistically themed contests to promote the arts and encourage creativity and skill development. Contact us to find out what contests are currently running and upcoming. See some examples of our past contest winners below!

 

DIY Craft Packages

Check out our craft corner at the library to pick up the craft of the month package. From friendship bracelets to bookmarks, pick up a craft pack and artfully express yourself at your own pace in the library, at home, or where ever the mood takes you!


 

Outdoors Family Book Bingo 2021 Winners

Congratulations to Emma Wheeler for winning the Family Book Bingo grand prize draw! Congratulations also to Aisha Benning and Elaine Weng for winning the runner up prizes!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 Summer Family Book Bingo!

June, 2021 YPL Photography Contest Submissions

Photo Gallery: YPL Photo contest 2021 will appear here on the public site.

April, 2021 YPL Poetry Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the local poets who participated in our Poetry Month Contest. Please see below for the winning entries. 

March, 2021 YPL Textile Arts Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the talented individuals who shared their textile crafts with us this month. It is amazing to see the skills in our community! 

February, 2021 YPL Visual Arts Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for our visual arts contest!

January, 2021 YPL Short Story Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted short stories for our writing competition. Our judges were blown away by the talent of our Yellowknife writers. The winning stories are available here for everyone to enjoy!

Adult Category

The Feast by Amber Henry

Teen Category

Raided by Zach Chung

Child Category

Stuck in LA by Pontiac Mace

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Contacts

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 Manager - (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