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Kids' Events Calendar

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Children's Programs Flyer

Summer 2019

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.


Babytime

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.

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.

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, 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.

Stamford Centre, Saturday, August 17th @ 1:00 pm

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

Bookgartners

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
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

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, 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

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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.

Water For Life Children and Adolescent Art Workshops

Water for Life Art Workshops are grant funded programs organized and run by Antoine Gaber, open to youth ages 5-15 who live in Niagara Falls.

The workshops will be held at Victoria Avenue Library.
July 27th, 9:00 am or 1:00 pm

Please click here for more information and to register. Cost: $10 plus HST, payable online.

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

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, August 10th @ 2:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, 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. 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