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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!


Preschool Time

Children will explore stories and learning activities that encourage them along a life-long path of reading and learning.

All children will have opportunities to engage in activities that focus on pre-reading, numeracy and socialization.

Come join us at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library at 50 East St. starting on Thrusday April 4th, 2024 at 10 AM and get ready to read!

Registration opens on 14 March 2024 at 9:00 AM:


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Toddler Time

Registration for the Toddler Time program begins Monday, February 26, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. Follow the Eventbrite link below to register.

The Toddler Time program will run Monday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. starting Monday, March 18th to Monday, April 29, 2024.

This program is open to children 13 to 29 months of age.

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.

Please call the Children's Desk at 705-759-5241 for assistance and information.

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LEGO My Library

LEGO My Library Starts September 21st!

Kids and their grown-ups are invited to drop in for LEGO My Library at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library (50 East St.) starting Thursday, September 21st, 2023, between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. This program will run weekly and feature a different LEGO building challenge each week, as well as time for free building. LEGO My Library is offered in partnership with Kiwanis of Lakeshore and Kiwanis Aktion Club of Lakeshore

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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):  

Picture Books (Adult reads to child)Children reading

Beginning to Read

EZ Reader (Approx. Grades 2-4)

Middle Grade

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 (Grades K to 2) Yellow Cedar (Non-Fiction, Grades 5-8)
Silver Birch Express (Grades 3-4) Red Maple (Grades 7-8)
Silver Birch (Grades 5-6) Le Prix Meleze (8 à 12 ans)
White Pine (High School) Le Prix Tamarac (8 à 12 ans)
Le Prix Peuplier (4 à 8 ans)  

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