Family Literacy

The Greater Sudbury Public Library recognizes the importance of literacy by presenting or supporting several programs and initiatives to encourage reading.

Battle of the Books

We are also proud to annually host the Battle of the Books, a unique program that generates enthusiasm for books and reading among students and promote literacy in schools. This program was created to stimulate the enjoyment of recreational reading in grades 4,5 and 6 by encouraging students to read more widely in authors they already enjoy, and to discover new authors. If you are a parent of a child in grades 4, 5 or 6, we welcome you to take advantage of the reading list for the Battle of the Books to encourage your child to read.

Early Literacy Stations

The Greater Sudbury Public Library's Early Literacy Stations are designed to teach children 2-8 years old simple math, vocabulary and science based on the school curriculum. With over 40 program titles pre-loaded on the computers, children will learn in an interactive, colorful, and fun digital environment. Games and short videos from some popular television shows are sure to keep the kids entertained while learning.

Family Story Times

Family Story Times are offered weekly at various library locations and are one of our most important contributions to the development of a child's love of reading and learning.

The Forest of Reading™

The Forest of Reading™ is Canada's largest recreational reading program and is offered by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. We welcome you to take part in one or more of the seven reading programs or to just read the nominated titles for your enjoyment.

Reading Tails

Reading Tails is a program designed to improve reading skills for children ages 6 through 12, who already know how to read. Each child reads to a certified Therapy Dog for 30 minutes.