Kids' Events Calendar
Please check the Events Calendar for Kids' Summer Camps!
Children's Programs Flyer
Parks & Pool Outreach
Outreach Calendar (Please note that Outreach will not run on Monday, August 5th.)
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.
For babies who are walking and talking and their adult caregivers. Join us for songs, stories, music and activities.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Stamford Centre, Saturday, August 17th @ 1:00 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.
Community Centre, Saturday, August 24th @ 1:30 pm
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. 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, Monday, August 12th @ 2:30 pm
Stamford Centre, Tuesday, August13th @ 2:30 pm
Chippawa, Wednesday, August 14th @ 2:30 pm
Community Centre, Thursday, August 15th @ 2:30 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
September 14th: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019, 104 minutes, Rated PG)
October 12th: Paranorman (2012, 92 minutes, Rated PG)
November 9th: The Kid Who Would Be King (2019, 120 minutes, Rated PG)
All ages. Read to a dog, hang out with a dog or hug a dog - the Therapy Tails dogs are ready for everything. Perfect 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, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th
Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd
Stamford Centre, Saturdays, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th
Ages 8+ Bust a move and join our Just Dance party.
Victoria Avenue, Sunday, August 18th @ 1:30 pm
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. Reading Buddies runs during the school year from September to June.
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
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
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
Thursday, August 15th @ 9:30 am