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Children's Programs Flyer

Fall 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.

Fun for Ones

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

Time for 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.

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.

Shake, Shimmy & Dance

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

Kids' Reading Club Jr.

Ages 5-8 Need a break after school? come read with us.
Registration required

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.

Victoria Avenue, Wednesday, September 11th @ 6:00 pm
Community Centre, Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:00 pm

Caregiver Code-Along

Ages 5+ with caregiver. Work together with your child to learn basic coding.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 29 @ 1:30 pm
Stamford Centre, Thursday, November 14 @ 4:00 pm

Minute to Win It

Ages 6+ Move a cookie using only your face. Race a ping pong ball across the floor. You've got less than a minute to become an ultimate champion.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 29 @ 1:30 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, Sunday, November 24th @ 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.
Registration required.

Jan Thomas
Community Centre, Saturday, September 21st @ 1:30 pm
Chippawa, Saturday, October 26th @ 1:30 pm
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:30 pm

Grandparents' Day Storytime

All ages. Kids are invited to bring a grandparent or other special adult for some stories, songs, and games.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 8 @ 1:30 pm

French Storytime

All ages. Il était une fois! Histoire en français présenté par: Le coin des Familles (Centre On Y Va) du Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara. Venez nous rejoindre pour un cercle de lecture en français. Au programme: histoires, chansons avec des marionnettes, instruments de musique, et bricolages.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 @ 10:30 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

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, Thursdays @ 6:00 pm

Dancing to the Beat Kids' Dance Party

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

Stamford Centre, Saturday, September 7 @ 1:30 pm

Preschool Science Storytime

Science Literacy Week
Ages 2+ Here's a special storytime for your little scientist! observe the science of stories and experiment with awesome activities.

Stamford Centre, Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:00 am

Glow in The Dark Storytime

Science Literacy Week
All ages. Join us for this special glow-in-the-dark storytime. Be sure to wear white or fluorescent colours to see yourself glow!

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm

Keyboarding Skills

Ages 6+ Children will learn how to type fluently, learn computer functions, format text, and discover how to interact in many online environments.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Mondays, November 11, 18, 25, December 2 @ 4:00 pm

Family Zumba

All ages. Licensed Zumba instructor Laetitia Kan Kinidi gets the whole family moving. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring a water bottle and be ready to break a sweat!

Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, September 7, October 12, November 9 @ 2:00 pm

Sensory Play Sunday

All ages. A sticky, Hands-on experience. Dress to get messy.

Community Centre, Sundays, September 15, October 20 @ 1:30 pm

Altered Books for Kids

All ages. make your own brand new book using bits and pieces of an old one.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, November 10 @ 1:30 pm

Slime Time

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

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, November 3 @ 1:30 pm

ABC, 123 Storytime

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

Community Centre, Wednesdays, September 11, 25 @ 10:00 am

Animation Creations

Ages 8+ Create short animation clips using techniques such as stop motion, digital drawing, motion graphics and flip books.
Registration required

Community Centre, Thursday, October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Sunday, October 27 @ 1:30 pm

Colour-Mixing Lab

Science Literacy Week
Ages 3-6 with caregiver
Get your hands dirty and see what colours you can create.

Community Centre, Tuesday, September 17 @ 6:30 pm


NSO Instrument Petting Zoo

All ages. Get loud in the library! Kids can drop in between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to make some noise with a variety of band instruments, including harps, horns, strings, and drums. Offered in partnership with the Niagara Youth Orchestra. Instruments provided by Long & McQuade.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, September 28 @ 11:00 am

Culture Days Claymation Drop-In & Clip Contest

All ages. Use our iPads to animate your own claymation clips. Enter your creation in our contest - the theme is Canadian Culture.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, September 28 @ 11:00 am

Concert Series: PK Hummingbird

All ages. Culture Days! Enjoy a selection of Caribbean tunes and pop music with Niagara's very own steel drum band PK Hummingbird. Stick around afterwards for a steel drum workshop and make some music of your own.

Victoria Avenue, Friday, september 27 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Robot Battles

Ages 8+ Using attachments for our Dash, Cue, and Sphero, design and build your robot. Program it to overcome a series of obstacles and battle it out with your friends.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, September 14th @ 1:30 pm
Community Centre, Thursday, October 17th @ 4:00 pm

Building in 3D

Ages 9+ Think like an engineer. Design and prototype your own 3D object. After the program, we'll print it for you to come pick up.
Registration required.

Community Centre, Thursday, October 10 @ 4:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Saturday, November 23 @ 11:30 am

Decoupage Workshop

Ages 10+ come join local artist Joanne Ring to learn the art of decoupage. Bring your creativity and leave with a finished piece of original art.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, October 19 @ 1:30 pm

Meme Factory

Ages 9+ Make your own memes using GIFs, image editing and imagination. Don't know what a meme is? Come find out!
Registration required.

Community Centre, Thursday, October 24 @ 4:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Saturday, November 9 @ 1:30 pm

Kidding Around with Photoshop

Ages 9+ Get comfortable with image editing basics, from cropping to working with layers and filters.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, October 26 @ 11:30 am
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 5 @ 5:30 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)

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, 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

After-School Club

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

Community Centre, Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm
Chippawa, Wednesdays @ 3:15 pm
Victoria Avenue, Thursday @ 4:00 pm

Just Dance

Ages 8+ Bust a move at our Just Dance party.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, October 27 @ 1:30 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, Sunday, October 6 @ 1:00 pm

Reading Buddies

Ages 6+ 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 October to June.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 4:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:00 pm

Advanced Chess

Ages 7+ Move, counter-move - sharpen your skills as you face off against fellow chess-lovers.
Registration required

Stamford Centre, Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21 @ 4:00 pm

Button-Making Bonanza

All ages. DIY customized buttons. Because who doesn't love a button?

Community Centre, Saturday, November 9 @ 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 Avenue, Saturday, Novmeber 23 @ 11:30 am

PD Day Drop-In Fun

Board games, LEGO, crafts, obstacle challenges, robots ... who knows what we'll do?

Victoria Avenue, Stamford Centre, Community Centre
Friday, October 11 @ 10:30 am
Friday, November 15 @ 10:30 am

Fun Film in the Pit @ Vic

October 11: Monster House (2006, 91 minutes, Rated PG)
November 15: Missing Link (2019, 94 minutes, Rated PG)

Victoria Avenue, Fridays, October 11 & November 15 @ 1:00 pm

Airplane Science

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ Design a plane and make it soar.
Stamford Centre, Monday, September 16 @ 4:00 pm

Play With Your Food!

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen materials. Explore with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it fizz!

Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm

Catch Me if You Can!

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ solve a mystery. Search for clues. Compare finger and lip prints. Uncover a secret message using grape juice. In partnership with Scientists in School.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00 pm

Cursive Writing

Ages 6+ A chance for kids to work on their cursive writing skills and become more confident, creative writers.
Registration required

Community Centre, Thursdays, November 14, 21, 28, December 5 @ 4:00 pm

Girls Code

Ages 11+ Develop your coding skills. If you're new to coding, we'll get you started. If not, work on your own projects in a fun environment.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm

St. John Ambulance Home Alone

Ages 9+ 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.
Cost: $40.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, October 12 @ 9:30 am
Friday, November 15 @ 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, October 11 @ 9:30 am
Saturday, December 7 @ 9:30 am