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Preschool Early Literacy Programs

Spring Programs Flyer

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

Register at any NFPL location. Registration opens March 1st for the spring 2018 session. Programs run from April 3rd - May 14th.

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.

 


Bouncin' Babytime

For the youngest babies and their adult caregivers. If you're not yet walking and talking, this is the program for you! 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.

20-30 minutes.
Register


Just for Tots

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

30 minutes.
Register


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.

45 minutes.
Register


Snugglebug Storytime

For children of all ages and their adult caregivers.Come with your little ones ready to snuggle up and enjoy some bedtime stories. Pajamas encouraged. Please register all participating children - babes in arms do not require registration.

30 minutes.
Register 

Cocoa Club

Ages 8+ Need a break after school? Want to relax, unwind and enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate? Join us for our great read-aloud chapter book program. You bring the mug and your imagination. We will provide the hot chocolate and a great read.

45 minutes. Parents do not attend the program.
Register

Cocoa Club Jr.

Ages 5-7. Need a break after school? Want to hear stories, play games and enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate? Join us for our Cocoa Club, Jr. program! You bring the mug and your imagination. We will provide the hot chocolate, great stories and games.

45 minutes. Parents do not attend the program, but must stay in the Library.
Register

Saturdays at the Library

Family Fort Fun

Come and build a fort with your family. When you're finished why not snuggle up and enjoy a good book? Bring a favourite blanket for fort building, or we'll have supplies on hand, too.
All ages.

Saturday, April 7th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Stamford Centre Library.

Sunday, May 6th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Community Centre Library.
No registration required.

Dancing to the Beat Kids' Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes and come join us for a dance party for kids of all ages. Shake your bodies to some fun tunes, and sing along with cool songs. Bring your smiles and willingness to let loose and have fun!

Saturdays, April 14th and May 12th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
No registration required.

Board Game Café

Join us for some board gaming fun! Choose from our options such as Monopoly, Checkers, The Game of Life, Jenga, Uno and more, or bring your own favourite and introduce us to something new! Bring your friends and enjoy a morning of friendly board games.
All ages.

Saturday, May 5th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Stamford Centre Library
No registration required.

"Just Dance" Party

We've got the Nintendo Switch, you've got the moves! Join us for some hot tunes, quick steps and groovy moves as we have a Just Dance party.
Ages 8 years and up.

Saturday, March 24th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
No registration required.

Lego Robotics - Advanced

Have you mastered the beginner Lego WeDo builds and are ready for more? Explore our new Lego Wedo 2.0.
Ages 8+ with Lego WeDo experience.

Saturday, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Community Centre Library

Saturday, May 19th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is required.

Come Build With Me Lego Robotics

Children and caregivers work together using Lego WeDo 1.0 to learn the basics of robotics building and coding to make your project come to life.
Ages 5 years and up with caregiver

Saturday, May 19th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is required.

Media Lab - Creating With Code

This session will spotlight the fundamentals of coding and explore its applications. Topics will include game-building, basic animation, simple programming, and robotics. Learners will use Swift, Scratch, and Java, while working with our fleet of robots (Ozobot, Dash and Dot, Cue, Sphero). Different topics will take place on different platforms, but all PC, Mac, and iPad needs are provided.
Ages 8 years and up.

Free. Registration is required.

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Chippawa Kids' Movies

Enjoy a kid-friendly feature film at the Chippawa Library twice a month on Saturdays.
All Ages. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. No registration required.

Check the Events Calendar for movie details.

Chess for Beginners

Chess program for children who have no previous experience playing.
Ages 7 - 12 years old (Children age 7 must have a parent or guardian remain in the library during the program).

Thursdays, April 5th - May 10th, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stamford Centre Library
Registration is required.

Therapy Tails

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.
All ages. No registration required.

Please check the Events Calendar for dates.

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a fun weekly reading program that gives children one-to-one reading practice with a teen volunteer. Buddies read together and enjoy fun activities that promote confidence, interest and the joy of reading!

Victoria Avenue Library.
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No registration required. 

Game Time with the Frugal Dutchman

Join Christian from The Frugal Dutchman - a locally owned store in Ridgeway - and learn how to play Pokémon: The Card Game or a variety of board games. Beginners welcome!
All ages.
Tuesdays, Victoria Avenue Library, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Drop-in.

Pokémon
Ages 6 years and up.
March 20th.

Board Games
May 1st - 22nd.

Events Calendar

Star Wars PD Day Drop-In Fun

Have some Star Wars-themed fun at the library on your day off from school! Drop-in board games, Lego, crafts ... who knows what we'll do!

Friday, May 18th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Victoria Avenue, Stamford Centre and Community Centre Libraries.

Fun Film - Ferdinand (G, 108 minutes)

1:00 p.m., Victoria Avenue Library

St. John Ambulance Home Alone

Designed for 9-10 year olds by the Canada Safety Council, this program teaches kids how to deal with emergencies and other potentially serious situations as well as phone calls and visitors, recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures.
Cost: $40.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Sunday, March 18th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library

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.

Friday, May 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library

Fridays at the Library

For May and June, Community Centre Library is now open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays!

Friday Night Block Party

Come and explore all the different blocks we have and build something amazing.
All ages.

Fridays May 4th - 25th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Community Centre Library.
No registration required.

Sundays at the Library

Family Fort Fun

Come and build a fort with your family. When you're finished, why not snuggle up and enjoy a good book?
All ages

Sunday, May 6th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Community Centre Library
No registration required.

Drop-In Storytime

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

Sundays, May 13th and 20th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Community Centre Library
No registration required.

Sensory Play Sunday

Want to get your hands dirty? Come and play with all things gooey, slippery and sticky.
All ages.

Sunday, May 27th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Community Centre Library
No registration required.