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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Digital Creator North

Digital Creator North - Sault Ste Marie  (DCN SSM) is a new initiative for youth ages 13 - 19 housed in the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library’s Centennial Branch. Sault Ste. Marie is one of six locations across Northern Ontario chosen for the Digital Creator North project.

Digital Creator North (DCN) spaces are intended to inspire creative experimentation, digital literacy, peer networking, connected learning, and community engagement through the use of media arts disciplines. The project is aimed at bringing a positive cultural impact to Northern communities by increasing participation in the media arts sector. Workshops and use of the space is free, and housed downtown in the public library for low-barrier access.

DCN SSM offers teens equipment, software and mentorship in various disciplines including but not limited to digital photography, video production, illustration/animation, audio recording, graphic design and coding. Through both structured programming (scheduled activities or workshops) and unstructured drop-in hours (open studio) the DCN space is geared towards providing a safe, open space to facilitate interest-driven learning and creation.

To find out more please contact Library Manager of Community Engagement Helena Huopalainen at or Digital Creator North SSM program lead Katie Huckson at

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Check back regularly for more information on workshops and for our monthly schedule!

July 2019 Schedule
Please note the DGTL Creator Space is temporarily closed from May 5th-29th, but will open up again on May 30th, 2019.