Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Library branches offer a variety of programs for young children. Many of these programs are designed for specific age groups and some require advanced registration. Details about age limits and registration will be listed in the program descriptions on the Events calendar and in-branch posters.

Babies & Toddlers

Programs for babies and toddlers include Babies & Books, Toddler Time, and Wee Ones.  These programs feature rhymes, songs, puppets and stories to help build early literacy skills in children and provide a gathering space for parents and caregivers. Click here to find a list of programs for ages 0-5. Some programs require advanced registration and have specific age restrictions.  All library programs are free!


Story Time

Many branches offer Story Time programs geared towards preschool or early primary students.  A variety of storytelling methods are used to build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. Many programs feature simple crafts as well. Some Story Time programs do require registration while others are drop-in programs.  Click here to find a list of programs for ages 0-5

Check program description for age restrictions.  Many of the Story Times are for ages 3 and up.

Puppet Shows

Puppet shows are a great way for everyone to enjoy a story and a laugh.  McConnell library hosts Saturday afternoon puppet shows once monthly and sometimes they take the show on the road to other branches and community events.