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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Kids Programming

We offer a variety of literacy based programming for children of all ages throughout the year. Our goal is to inspire a love of reading in young children while having fun!


Babytime is a great way to introduce young children 0-12 months to the library. This begins a love of books and helps children develop into lifelong learners. During the half-hour program, babies and their caregivers will sing, rhyme, and explore books together.

This program will be held at the Centennial Library on Wednesdays from October 19-November 23, 2022 at 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Online registration begins September 28, 2022 at 10 a.m.: 

Toddler Time – North Branch Library

Toddler Time is a fun 45 minute program designed for toddlers and their caregivers. This program encourages and supports learning through stories, songs, art and play. Most of all, Toddler Time is a great way to spend time together and meet new friends!

This 6 week program is for children ages 13 - 29 months and runs Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting Thursday, October 27 to Thursday, December 1, 2022, held at the North Branch Library, 232C Northern Ave.

Online registration begins Thursday, October 6, 2022: 

For more information please call the North Branch at 705-759-5248.


The James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East St, invites you to register for our in-person Preschool program! This 6 week program for children ages 30-48 months begins Thursday, September 15th to October 20th, 2022 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Online registration will be available Thursday, August 25th, 2022 @ 10AM.

To register:


Surprise Reads for Kids

Surprise Reads for Kids is a monthly subscription with books picked just for kids, based on what they like to read! Each month, we’ll select 3 books for your child, check them out to you, package them for pick-up, and contact you to let you know your Surprise Reads are ready!

Fill out our online survey (1 survey per child – choose from Picture Book, EZ Reader, or Middle Grade) by following the links below:

Kids ReadingSurprise Reads Picture Book Subscription

Surprise Reads Learning-to-Read Subscription

Surprise Reads EZ Reader Subscription (Approx. Gr. 2-4)

Surprise Reads Middle Grade Subscription

The best part, it’s free and we do the work!


Forest of Reading Award Program

The Forest of Reading Award Programs are where children and young adults pick the winner! Readers choose a program that they would like to be a part of, usually based on their age or grade, and simply begin reading! They can read all ten of the titles, or pick and choose to read only the ones they are interested in. Participants are encouraged to read at least five of the ten titles to be eligible to vote in April. This program aims to encourage a genuine and life-long love of reading among readers of all ages.

Blue Spruce (Ages 4-7) Red Maple (Ages 12-14)
Silver Birch (Ages 8-12) Yellow Cedar (Ages 9-12)
White Pine (High School) Le Prix Meleze (8 à 12 ans)
Le Prix Peuplier (4 à 8 ans) Le Prix Tamarac (8 à 12 ans)