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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!

At this time we are not offering in person programing for children, but we are offering some online programs and contests. Check back regularly for updates.

LEGO my Library!

Join us for online LEGO fun!

Complete weekly challenges to be entered to win LEGO prizes that will be drawn each week from entries received.

Registration will start on Thursday February 17th, 2022.

Each week for 8 weeks you will receive an email with a new challenge and activity pack beginning Monday, March 7th, 2022.  

Participants will have 1 week to complete the challenge and email us a picture of their creation.  Each creation picture sent to us will receive a response back from the library staff.

Click here 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)