3rd Annual Knowlympics

On Your Smarts. Get Set. GO!

Participate in Saskatoon's all-ages summer learning challenge – the Knowlympics! Featuring learning challenges that are fun for everyone. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, discover new interests and explore your city. 

Complete our challenges listed in our passport or create your own – as long as you’re learning, that’s all that matters. You can register as an individual in one of three age categories (kids, teens & adults) or as a family. 

You can play for medals by completing the most challenges in your age bracket, and everyone who registers is eligible to win super-awesome prizes. 

Let’s strive for Knowlympics glory, Saskatoon! 

How to Participate

1. Pick up your passport at any SPL location (beginning May 25, 2019).

2. Have fun learning new things all summer long! Use #knowlympics to share what you are learning as you go.

3. Compete for medals, or just for the fun of it.

To view the 2019 passport, please click here. To register and be eligible for prizes, you will still need to register and pick up a hard copy passport at any branch. 

Reading List

Looking to get a leg up on the competition? Check out this list with recommended reads for each Knowlympics category. Each title is also linked directly to our catalouge to make checking these items out easy!

Knowlympics Reading List

Knowlympics Events

Attend the Knowlympics kick-off event and start completing your challenges. There will be booths set up around the library where you can enjoy a bunch of fun activities -- make buttons, create your own song, check out the new innovation lab in the children's area, perform in front of a green screen, and much more! Also, back by popular demand: free face painting!

Knowlympics Kick-Off Event 
Saturday / May 25 / 10 am – 3 pm / Frances Morrison Central Library

SPL will also be holding Knowlympics events at branches across the city. Stop by to participate in various fun challenges/activities and make sure to get your passport stamped at each event for extra prize draw entries! To get your extra entries, please return your passport to any SPL branch by Aug 12. 

Knowlympics Branch Events
Jun 8 / 1 – 4 pm / Alice Turner Branch
Jun 15 / 1 – 4 pm / Carlyle King Branch
Jul 6 / 1 – 4 pm / Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch 
Jul 13 / 1 – 4 pm / Cliff Wright Branch
Jul 20 / 1 – 4 pm / Round Prairie Branch
Jul 27 / 1 – 4 pm / Mayfair Branch
Aug 10 / 1 – 4 pm / J.S. Wood Branch


Gold, silver & bronze will be awarded in each of the four categories (kids, teens, adults & family). If you're playing for medals, you must drop off your passport at any SPL location on or before Aug 12, 2019. 


Everyone who registers is eligible to win great prizes from our local event sponsors! Attendees at the kick-off event on May 25 will also be entered to win passes to the Children's Festival. 

Thank you to our 2019 Prize Sponsors: 

Remai Modern (one-year family membership for up to six people)
Break Out Escape & Gaming Lounge (six board game room passes)
Clip 'n Climb (six general admission passes)
Dragon's Den Games (new paperback books)
Learn & Play Cafe ($25 gift card)
Mar's Mini Golf ($25 family pass card)
Nutrien Children's Festival on the Saskatchewan (four admissions passes for the festival)
Nutrien Wonderhub (Kids category: children's birthday party package for up to 18 participants. Family category: annual family membership for up to six people)
The Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruises (four ride/admission gift certificates)
Saskatchewan Rush Lacrosse Club (adult jersey)
Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club (merchandise swag bag)
Timeberjaxe Throwing Sports (six admissions passes that will be split amongst three winners)