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Summer 2019

Preschool Early Literacy Programs

Niagara Falls Public Library offers Early Literacy Programs for all ages - find the one that's right for you!

Literacy programs at Niagara Falls Public Library are FREE.
Registration is required, either in person at any NFPL location, by phone at 905-356-8080 or online.


Come and have fun with music, rhymes, tickles and bounces. Bring a blanket and let us introduce you and your baby to a variety of board books and activities.
Registration required.

Summer Tots

For babies who are walking and talking and their adult caregivers. Join us for songs, stories, music and activities.
Registration required.

Summer 2s and 3s

For toddlers and preschoolers ready for a longer, more active program and their adult caregivers. Develop pre-literacy skills with books, songs, games, rhymes, movies, crafts and creative play.
Registration required.

Summer Family Storytime

For children of all ages and their adult caregivers. Develop pre-literacy skills with books, songs, games, rhymes, movies, crafts and creative play.
Registration required.

Creation Station

All ages. Glue and sparkles and paper, oh my! Join us for our Creation Station program to turn your imagination into art! We'll supply all the creative materials you'll need to make something dazzling.

Community Centre Library, Thursdays May 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th @ 6:00 pm
Chippawa Library, Saturday, August 17th @ 1:30 pm

Shake, Shimmy & Dance

Ages 0-7 Make some noise and bring your dancing shoes for our music and movement storytime!
Registration required.

Storytime @ the Museum

For children of all ages and their adult caregivers. Come join us at the Niagara Falls History Museum for stories, songs, games and rhymes.
Program is offered at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street. Fee for parking.
Registration required.

After-School Kids' Club

All ages. Drop in for all kinds of fun, including video games, board games, LEGO and more

Community, Tuesdays, May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 4:00 pm
Chippawa, Wednesdays May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 26th @ 4:00 pm
Victoria, Thursdays, May 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th @ 4:00 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

All ages. Bring your favourite stuffed animal for a story and games, then leave them in the library for the night. come get them in the morning, but don't forget to check our social media to see what kind of mischief they get up to when no one is watching.
Registration required.

Stamford Centre, Wednesday, June 26th @ 4:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Wednesday, August 14th @ 4:00 pm

Lego Robotics | Beginner

Ages 5+ Children and caregivers work together to learn some basics of coding and robotics using Lego WeDo 1.0.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, July 6th @ 1:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Saturday, August 17th @ 1:00 pm

Fun in the Garden Storytime

All ages. Learn about all different types of gardens. join us for stories, songs, activities and hear about our new Tower Gardens, coming soon.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, June 29th @ 1:30 pm

ABC, 123 Storytime

Ages 2-3. A fun-filled story time for learning about letters and numbers.
Registration required.

Community Centre, Tuesday, June 25th @ 10:30 am

Outdoor Storytime

All ages. Enjoy some fresh air, songs and stories on the playground. If the weather is yucky, that's OK, we'll do it in the library.

Community Centre, Saturday, August 3rd @ 1:30 pm


Ages 3-6. Join us each session where we will focus on one popular children's author. We will read their stories and then do different activities based on the books.
Registration required.

Mo Willems
Victoria Avenue, Monday, June 17th @ 6:30 pm
Chippawa, Wednesday, July 3rd @ 10:30 am
Community Centre, Saturday, August 24th @ 1:30 pm

Sensory Play Sunday

All ages. Get some slippery, sticky, hands-on experience. Dress to get messy!

Community Centre, Sunday, August 4th @ 1:30 pm
Victoria Avenue, Sunday, July 28 @ 1:30 pm

Dancing to the Beat Kids' Dance Party

All ages. Let it loose to some funky tunes. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, June 30th @ 1:30 pm

Drop-In Storytime

All ages. Join us for a half-hour of singing, playing and reading.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday August 11th @ 1:30 pm

Weekend Block Party

All ages. Check out our newly purchased blocks, and come build something amazing!

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, June 29th, Sunday, July 21st @ 11:30 am

Friday Night Block Party

All ages. Get down with blocks. Big ones, little ones, we have all kinds. Come build something amazing!

Community Centre, Fridays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


TD Summer Reading Club 2019

All ages. School's almost done, but kids can keep reading all summer long with this year's TD Summer Reading Club. For your free registration kit, stop by any library location starting Saturday, June 15th. The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada's biggest bilingual summer reading program, where kids of all ages, interests and abilities can read books, have fun and earn prizes. Back by popular demand: read for beads! Build your own personalized bead necklace, bracelet or keychain one book at a time. Complete a challenge and earn a limited-edition Summer Reading Club Brag Tag.

Victoria, Stamford, Community, Chippawa
Saturday, June 15th to Sunday, August 25th

Read Away Your Fines

Read Away Your Fines is a program for children and teens 0-17 years to help encourage reading.

For every 15 minutes of reading done, $1.25 is waived off a child's or teen's library account. Up to $5.00 can be waived per day.

Please pick up your Read Away Your Fines form to take home when you check out your books. Return it signed and we'll waive the amount.

June 15 - September 1, 2019
All library locations.

Summer Reading Drop-In Fun

All ages. There's more to summer reading than books and beads. Kids of all ages can drop in to the library and explore a whole bunch of different hands-on games and activities. Come on in and check it out.

Victoria Avenue, Mondays, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 12th @ 2:30 pm
Stamford Centre, Tuesdays, July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th @ 2:30 pm
Chippawa, Wednesdays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, August 7th, 14th @ 2:30 pm
Community Centre, Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th @ 2:30 pm

Summer Camp - Fortnite IRL: Design, Build, Experiment

Ages 9+ Building, breaking, taking apart -- keys to many popular video games, and also good ways of figuring out how stuff works. Camp attendees will examine the physics and structural mechanics employed in their favourite games, and then partake in activities where they use design-thinking to solve real problems -- like how to safely parachute out of a flying bus (with LEGO) or build the tallest tower possible (with marshmallows). This is a camp for makers -- violence will not feature in any way.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th @ 2:00 pm

Lego Robotics | Advanced

Ages 8+ with Lego WeDo Experience. Mastered the beginner Lego WeDo builds? Ready for more? Try your hand at WeDo 2.0.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, July 6th @ 1:00 pm

Tween Lounge

Ages 9+ Hang out, play games and make crafts with your friends.

Victoria Avenue, Wednesdays, May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th @ 4:00 pm

Chippawa Kids' Movies

All ages. Enjoy a kid-friendly feature film at the Chippawa Library once a month on Saturdays.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

July 6th: Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977, 76 minutes, Rated G)
August 3rd: The Sandlot (1993, 101 minutes, Rated PG)

Therapy Tails

All ages. Read to a dog, hang out with a dog or hug a dog - the Therapy Tails dogs are ready for everything. Girl and dogPerfect for children who are nervous around dogs, looking for some sensory input, need practice reading out loud or just want to hang out and relax with these furry friends.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Community Centre, Saturdays, July 13th, August 10th @ 2:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th @ 2:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Saturday, July 20th, August 17th @ 2:00 pm

Just Dance

Ages 8+ Bus a move and join our Just Dance party.

Stamford Centre, Saturday, July 27th @ 1:30 pm
Victoria Avenue, Sunday, August 18th @ 1:30 pm

Reading Buddies

Age: Grades 1 and up. Reading Buddies is a weekly reading support program that gives children one-to-one reading practice with a teen volunteer. Buddies have fun reading together and enjoy activities that build confidence and a love of reading.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th @ 4:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Wednesdays, May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th @ 4:00 pm

Slime Time

All ages. Squishy, gooey, yucky - make your own slime!
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, July 7th @ 1:30 pm

Board Game Café

Get your game face on and check out the library's new collection of board games. Try out a new game or play one of the classics. With over 50 board games, you'll be sure to find a favourite.

Victoria, Saturday July 20th @ 11:30 am
Chippawa, Saturday July 20th @ 11:30 am

Button-Making Bonanza

All ages. Make your own customized buttons. We provide all materials.

Community Centre, Saturday, July 13th @ 1:30 pm

St. John Ambulance Home Alone

The Home Alone program teaches participants how to deal with emergencies and other potentially serious situations as well as phone calls and visitors, recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures. They will also learn first aid basics, healthy eating, fire safety and how and when to use 911. Ages 9 years and up.
Cost: $40.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Victoria Avenue Library
Thursday, July 11th @ 9:30 am
Sundays, July 28th, August 25th @ 11:00 am
Friday, August 16th @ 9:30 am

St. John Ambulance - Babysitting Basics

Developed by a team of child care professionals, trained babysitters, St. John Ambulance instructors and parents, this course teaches new babysitters the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies and first aid basics.
Ages 11-15 years. $50.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Victoria Avenue Library
Friday, July 12th, 9:30 am
Thursday, August 15th @ 9:30 am