Library Closed

Pending the Government of Alberta's move to Stage 2 on Thursday, June 10 , Carstairs Public Library will reopen starting on Tuesday June 15.  For full details visit Covid 19 Updates or contact the library by phone 403-337-3943 or email  

Summer Reading Club 2021

Summer Reading Club 2021 July 5- August 21, 2021

Join us this summer for fun for kids, teens and adults.  We will have fun activities and prizes to win so hurry down to the library to join in all the fun!  You can choose to participate in one or all of the following ways. 

How to participate for kids and teens

1.Reading Challenge:

Print off one of the tracking sheets (kids or teens) or pick one up at the library.  Every circle is 15 minutes of reading, colour in the time as you go and when you've finished the sheet you've read 6 hours!  Bring your finished sheet to the library to enter the prize draws, design and make your button and collect some fun surprises.   You can keep reading and tracking all summer long, every additional sheet you finish will get you more chance to win one of our awesome grand prizes and more buttons for your collection.  

2. Weekly Take Home Kits:

Register for our weekly take home kits and then every week all summer long you can come by the library to pick up your adventure kit for the week.  Our kits will be filled with science experiments, craft kits, activity guides and so much more.  Each week we will be exploring a new destination around our planet and we'll even reach outer space.  We will have a teen expansion pack available to add to these kits for older family members too. 

3. In Person Programs:

Look for our wagon of fun in Memorial Park this summer near the tennis courts. Join us there Tuesday mornings from 10-11am for Storytime for the under 6 crowd filled with songs, rhymes, stories and lots of play.  

For ages 6-12 join us Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for Science, Art and Games, choose your favorite day or attend all three.  Reserve your spot by emailing the library to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.  


Drop in Saturday's-join us at the playground outside the library every Saturday 1-2pm for a fun surprise selection of activities for kids including games, crafts and so much more.  

How to participate for grown ups

1. Blind Date with a Book:

We are bringing back this popular program with a twist.  This year we are going on a trip through books; every book will take you to a new destination.  Collect your book passport to get started and each book you read will get you a stamp in your passport and an entry into our prize draw! You can win a 3 month subscription to the Once Upon a Time Book subscription box.    

2. Take Home Kits:

Explore some new crafts, stretch your mind with some puzzles, and relax with some fun activities.  Register for your kits and then take a well earned break doing something fun just for you. Register for these two kits (one for July and one for August) so you don't miss out on the fun. 

3. In Person Programs:

watch our social media and this page as restrictions ease we are going to add in some in person events for families and grown-ups this summer.  We will have details closer to July.