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Guided activities

Animated programsAs the key link in the chain that transmits knowledge, libraries are constantly promoting reading through animated programs for all ages. Literacy programs, reading clubs and homework assistance are just a few of the activities offered. Libraries also organize exhibits, talks and meetings of all kinds.

Library activities

Bibliothèque à la rescousse

Bibliothèque à la rescousseThe Bibliothèque à la rescousse (Library to the rescue) program is intended for elementary school students. Workshops are organized to help them discover the resources available in their neighbourhood library.

Éveil à la lecture

Éveil à la lectureThe Éveil à la lecture et à l’écriture (Discover reading and writing) program is intended for children 5 years of age and under to guide them on their journey of discovering the written language.

On-site training

On-site trainingTo help you take full advantage of the many resources available, all Network libraries offer an initiation course, as well as other computer and office automation courses. Ask about them at your library!

Les mots partagés

Les Mots partagésMore than words, the Mots partagés (Shared words) program is an opportunity to partake in a language of communication and a culture, and to share knowledge. Twice monthly, from September to April, Montrealers of different origins meet to converse, read and write in French. Come enrol in these free reading and writing workshops.

External activities


BibliobusThe city’s Bibliobus (Bookmobile) is a library-on-wheels located inside a colourful semi-trailer. Children from the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension are invited to use this unique lending library… rain or shine!


Contact, le plaisir de lireTiny tots are captivated by sweet stories. Contact, le plaisir des livres (Contact, the joy of reading) taps into that twinkle in their eyes to spark curiosity about reading in parents and little ones. The program is intended mostly for new arrivals to help them integrate into Québec culture.

Les livres dans la rue

Les livres dans la rueA blanket, a backpack full of books and stories, and a place to relax and have fun are all that it takes to open up the imaginary world of books to children 5 to 12 years of age! Come summer, the parks are an outdoor haven for young readers.

Une naissance, un livre

Une naissance, un livreIs your baby under a one year of age? Join the library and receive a baby-reading kit containing a hardcover book and other surprises. A wonderful gift for the little one!