Youth Programs

Our Facebook page is a great place to keep up with library programs. We're also on Twitter and Instagram. Please note that advance registration is recommended for all programs aside from drop-in programs.

Build a Bridge (ages 5-10)
Friday, February 15, 3:45-4:45 pm. Please register.
Challenge yourself with this engineering activity. Learn how to build different types of bridges and discover which is the strongest!

Balloon Rocket Car (ages 5-10)
Friday, February 22, 1:00-2:00 am. Please register.
Make your car ZOOOOM!

Maker Activities for Kids (ages 7-12)

Friday, March 8, 1:00-2:00 pm. Please register.
Learn how to make a simple circuit and create a light-up greeting card.

Nerf Wars
Fridays (March 8 & May 3) 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. Free.
A fun family event for all ages. Bring your own supplies and eye protection. No Rival guns please.

Paint for Kids (ages 5-10)
Friday, March 15 & Friday, May 10, 3:45-4:45 pm
Have fun mixing and painting at this after school program.

DNA (ages 5-10)
Friday, March 22, 3:45-4:45 pm. Please register.
Learn about the structure and makeup of your DNA.

Cooking for Kids--Meatballs (ages 7-13)
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am-12:30 pm. $30, please register.
Join chef Deb Fraser as she teaches how to make delicious meatballs.

Science for Kids (ages 5-10)
Friday, March 29 from 3:45-4:45. Please register.
Explore our galaxy and build a solar system diorama.

Project READesign (ages 8-12)
Saturday, March 30 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm (lunch/snack included).
$15, please register.
Join Gillian Hurst, P. Eng. to design, build, and test prototypes while solving problems for a story book character and developing engineering skills. 

Paleontologist for a Day (ages 5-10)
Friday, April 12 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please register.
Join Stan Rivers and explore dinosaur fossils and much more!

Spring Camp (ages 4-6 mornings, ages 7-10 afternoons)
Tuesday April 23, Wednesday April 24, Thursday, April 25, 9:30-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. Please register.
Come join us for fun both indoors and out during our spring camp!

Family Build-a-Fort-Night (all ages)
Friday, April 26, 6:30-8:30 pm. Please register.

Join us in the library and build your own blanket fort. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own blankets, pillows and flashlights. We welcome family and friends to come see what we can construct! Stuffed animals and pajamas optional, but encouraged! Activities, snack and stories to be read. 

May the Fourth (all ages)
Saturday, May 4 4:30-6:30 pm. Please register.
May the 4th be with you! Join us for a screening of Star Wars: the Last Jedi and celebrate Free Comic Book Day too!

Make a Robot (ages 6-10)
Friday, May 17, 1:00-2:00 pm. Please register.
Make a simple robot with us.

Science for Kids - Astronomy (ages 5-10)
Friday, May 24, 3:45-4:45. Please register.
Make a telescope and rocket ship!

Tie Dye! (ages 5-10)
Friday, May 31, 3:45-4:45 pm. Please register.
Make a fun and unique t-shirt!

Building challenges with K’Nex and LEGO (6-12 years)
Work with friends or on your own and build amazing creations with the library’s LEGO and K’nex.
Saturdays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free drop-in

Stitch'n' Time Embroidery Group

Saturdays (except long weekends), 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Drop-in, Free

Adults and children (ages 7 and up) of all skills levels can learn embroidery techniques. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Come join the fun with Jamie Harmon and Pat Palmer.

Dog Tales (a Literacy for Life program at the High River Library)
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. No session May 15.
Struggling young readers can gain confidence by reading to a gentle and willing to listen companion. Register directly at or 403-652-5090

Art Exhibits
Call us at 403-652-2917 or drop by to discuss available dates. All ages and skill levels welcome!