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Reading About Health & Wellness

March 1st, 2017

By Tatiana Tilley
With the sun being up longer and temperatures outside being higher, the families begin to spend more time outside and have time to consider their health and wellness in a systematic…

Family Literacy Starts at Birth

January 4th, 2017

By Jill Griffith
Youth Services Librarian
Red Deer Public Library 
Friday, January 27, 2017 is Family Literacy Day.  The following is a speech from American children’s author Rosemary…

This Winter, Read Together

November 1st, 2016

By Karen Drok
Winter can be a wonderful season for children! Skating on outdoor rinks, skiing, tobogganing, and even just making snow angels are part of growing up in Alberta.

Fit and Smart

September 1st, 2016

By Tatiana Tilly
As you know, just like reading with children develops their love of books, and playing with children develops their love of play, physical literacy develops their love of movement…

Books on the Bus

July 1st, 2016

By Jill Griffith
You’ve probably heard of bookmobiles, book vans, even book bikes, but have you heard of book buses? Hop on one of four designated Books on the Bus transit buses in Red Deer with…

Read Through the Summer with Red Deer Public Library!

May 1st, 2016

By Candice Putnam
Coming June 1 for ages 3-11!
Changes are coming to Red Deer Public Library’s Summer Reading Club ¾ we are moving our club online this year! Track your reading, earn badges…

Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

March 1st, 2016

By Tatiana Tilly
There are a lot of things kids can do alongside their parents. Healthy habits are easy to encourage when children are young and to sustain when they grow older if parents model…

One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

January 1st, 2016

By Jill Griffith
One of the most important things that public libraries do is to create young readers through early literacy initiatives.  Children from birth to age 5 are encouraged to use library…

The Gift of Reading

November 1st, 2015

By Candice Putnam
The holiday season can be crazy and stressful, and much of this stress comes from the pressure of finding the perfect gift for each of the special people in your life (and not…

Back to School with RDPL

September 1st, 2015

By Tatiana Tilly
With the coming of the Labour Day weekend, families are making the last preparations for the new school year. Hello, routine, school lunches and after school activities.…

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