Created in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire.

Registration for the Spring session of PREPARE will start on Monday, March 4. Please register in-person at the Children's Desk. It is important to include your child’s year of birth on the registration form. Priority will be given to first-time participants for this group of sessions.

PREPARE is a literacy-based program that provides children and their parents/caregivers with six core literacy skills for kindergarten readiness:

  • Print Motivation (I like books)
  • Phonological Awareness (I hear words)
  • Vocabulary (I know words)
  • Narrative Skills (I can tell a story)
  • Print Awareness (I see words)
  • Letter Knowledge (I know letters)

What ages is the program for?

Babies: One parent/caregiver together with a 12 to 24 month old child.

Toddlers: One parent/caregiver together with a 24 to 36 months old child.

Preschoolers*: One parent/caregiver together with a 3 to 5 year old child.

Who can participate?

Note that PREPARE is limited to one child per parent/caregiver present. Due to the nature of this program, siblings are unable to attend.


We meet in the children’s program room.


Babies: April 3 - May 8, 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Toddlers: April 1 - May 13, 10 - 10:45 a.m. (no session April 22)

Kindergarten: April 6 - May 11, 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Your Responsibility

A commitment to attend ALL sessions, to return your LitKit before class each week and to call or e-mail before class if you are unable to attend. Please bring your library card (in good standing) with you to the first session so that you can check out your LitKit.

What is a LitKit?

A LitKit is a kit that will help your family put into practice the skills they learn in PREPARE. The kits contain six books, a booklet of rhymes and one other item. Each week, your family can sign out one LitKit after class.  The LitKits must be returned before class each week so they can be made available for the next family to use.

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