Children's Programs

Artistic Flow

 The Banff Public Library and Right from the Start are teaming up to offer a FREE summer program for kids.

A free weekly session designed to explore the basics of mindfulness, the brain, and our senses.

These sessions teach children aged 6-10 how paying attention can help us in all aspects of our lives.

We will practice mindful movement, artistic expression, skill building and breathing exercises to reduce stress, increase resilience and promote healthy relationships.

Register for one session or register for all of them here.

Summer Reading Club

Join us every week throughout July and August for some Summer Reading fun, featuring stories, games, crafts, and other activities! Click on the age groups below for more information:

Ages 4-6

Ages 6-9

Ages 9-13

Offered in partnership with TD Summer Reading Club. Visit their website to access all kinds of online resources and activities such as e-books, web comics, jokes, trivia, story starters, colouring sheets, and more!

TD Summer Reading Club is co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada. Development of this national, bilingual program is led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

See calendar here

Baby Storytime

Join us Wednesday mornings at the Banff Public Library for fun and interactive rhymes, songs, lap bounces, and felt board stories that help to promote early language development and literacy skills as well as positive child-adult interaction and bonding.
For children ages 0-2 with their parents/caregivers.
Please note this is not a drop off event. Parents do need to be present during the storytime!

Previous online episodes of Baby Storytime can be viewed here.

Preschool Storytime

Join us Thursday mornings at the Banff Public Library for fun and interactive rhymes, songs, and stories that help children to develop early literacy skills!  

For children ages 2-5 with their parents/caregivers. 

Please note this is not a drop off event. Parents do need to be present during the storytime!

Previous online episodes of Preschool Storytime can be viewed here.

Once Upon an Alphabet Storytime

Join us at the Banff Public Library every Saturday morning for fun and interactive rhymes, songs, and stories that help children to develop early literacy skills!

For children ages 0-5 with their parents/caregivers. 
Please note this is not a drop off event. Parents do need to be present during the storytime!

Previous online episodes of Once Upon an Alphabet Storytime can be viewed here.

Move & Groove Storytime

Join us on at the Banff Public Library every Saturday morning for a fun and lively storytime that promotes playful, active learning and healthy lifestyles through dance, yoga, and meditation!

For children ages 5-10. First come, first serve basis and space is limited to the first 10 kids that arrive.

Previous online episodes of Move & Groove Storytime can be viewed here.