Youth Programs

Please note that advance registration is recommended for all programs aside from drop-in programs.

Summer Reading Program

We still have availability in some weeks for some age groups (5-8 and teen). Call the library at 403-652-2917 or visit the summer program's web page HERE for more information.

Painting on Rocks
Painting a river rock is a fun way to preserve memories as well as a fantastic, creative hobby. Join Pat Palmer to learn the basics so you can paint your own beautiful rocks.
Saturday, August 12, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Free
Engineering and Game Design Day Camp (8-13 years)
Engineering (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) Students are presented with a design problem and work to solve challenges with nothing but imagination, LEGO supplies, and knowledge of how simple machines work.
Game Design (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) Students learn animation basics as they draw their own characters and bring them to life with code, while creating a portfolio of animated games, cartoon strips, music videos, and interactive worlds.
August 14 – 18, Monday to Friday, $299/full day or $199 half day
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
Carolyn Fisher - How a Children's Book is Made (6 years - adult)
Author/illustrator Carolyn Fisher shows kids and adults how to make a book from storyboard to storybook and winds things up with a live, on-the-spot drawing or painting of a person in the audience. Carolyn Fisher’s award-winning illustrations have been published widely. Her book Weeds Find a Way was chosen as an American Library Association Notable title.

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Free
International Games Week at the Library (7+ years)
The High River Library will join libraries around the world during International Games Week transforming our spaces with play. We will offer Minecraft, console gaming, board games, and events suitable for the whole family. Check the library’s website for details.
Monday, October 30 – Saturday, November 4
Learn to Cook for Kids – Desserts! (7-13 years)
Learn to make delicious desserts and then eat them with chef, Deb Fraser. 

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, $30
Minecraft (6-12 years)
Challenge your design abilities and learn through problem-solving. These sessions are not facilitated. Registration required.

September 8/ 22, October 6/20, November 17, December 1/15/29, Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm or 4:30-5:30 pm, $2/session
Project READesign (10-14 years)
Participants learn about science, technology, engineering, and math while designing, building, and testing prototype devices to solve problems for a story book character. Instructor, Gillian Hurst.
November 4, 18, 25, December 2, Saturdays, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, (4 sessions), $50

Dog Tales (Youth 7-12 yrs) 
A Literacy for Life Program. Register at or 403-652-5090. Struggling young readers gain confidence by reading to a furry friend.  These professionally screened dogs are gentle and willing to listen.

September 18 – November 13, (no session October 9), Mondays,  6:00 pm – 6:30 pm or 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, (8 Sessions),  Free

Cross Stitch Café
Children and adults can learn what cross stitch is all about. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Additional supplies can be purchased from the instructor, Pat Palmer.

Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,  Free Drop-in. Not held on the Saturdays of holiday weekends. If you're unsure, call the library to confirm at 403-652-2917.