Family Fort Night


Families came together at the Canmore Public Library to build blanket forts, enjoy reading books, hand shadow puppets, glow-in-the-dark hide-and-seek.
Source Library

Program photos

Length of program session

60-120 minutes

Number of sessions





Audrey Wheeler, Audra Hiller

Primary Audience

Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Young Families/Parents

Secondary Audience

Young Families/Parents

Budget for this program


Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.)

Blankets/sheets, clips, snack mix, hand shadow puppet hand-out, projector, glow-in-the-dark bracelets

Feedback from Participants

Do it again!

Highlights - what worked well?

It was all good. The S'mores snack mix disappeared while the participants listened to stories. They really enjoyed taking over the library and building forts, then smuggling together to read. The glow-in-the-dark hide and seek was a fabulous finale to the evening.

What were the goals/objectives of your program?

Bringing families together at the library for reading and fun.

What would you change about this program?

I would add a pre-cut puppet on a stick the next time for smaller children as they have less dexterity and could enjoy shadow puppet time fully.