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Spring 2019

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.


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.
Registration required.


Just for Tots

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. Please register all participating children - babes in arms do not require registration.
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.

Kids' Reading Club Jr.

Ages 5-7 Need a break after school? Want to hear stories, colour and play games? Join us for our Kids' Reading Club Jr. program! Parents do not attend the program, but must stay in the library. 

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

PD Day Drop-In Fun

It's your day off from school - live it up, library-style! Drop in for board games, Lego, crafts, obstacle challenges, robots ... who knows what we'll do!

Victoria Avenue, Stamford Centre, and Community Centre
Friday, June 7th, 10:30 am

Fun Film in the Pit @ Vic

Victoria Avenue Library, Friday, June 7th, 1:00 p.m.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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, May 26th @1:30 pm, Saturday, July 6th @ 1:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Saturday, August 17th @ 1:00 pm

Caregiver Code-along

Ages 5+
Children and caregivers work together using the Library's fleet of mobile devices, robots and some easily accessible online coding tools. We'll cover the basics of coding and introduce computational thinking. Each session will focus on activities that can be continued outside of the Library.
All technology and learning tools are provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own devices.

Victoria Avenue Sunday, May 5 @ 12:30 pm

Victoria Avenue, Thursdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 19th @ 1:00 pm
Registration required.

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, Tuesdays, June 4th, 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

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.

Eric Carle
Stamford Centre, Saturday, May 25th @ 1:30 pm
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

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

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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 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

Zooniversity: Presented by Safari Niagara

All ages. Come join Safari Niagara as they present their "Zooniversity Outreach Program". Zooniversity is designed to provide an informative, educational, close-up animal encounter for all ages. Dynamic, interactive presentations featuring mammals, reptiles and birds will WOW everyone.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, June 15th @ 12:00 pm

Open House: Presented by Safari Niagara

All ages. Drop in after the Zooniversity show and meet the featured animals up close. Safari Niagara staff will be here to answer any questions you may have. Space is limited.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, June 15th @ 1:00 pm

Get Your Summer Read On Day!

All ages. Join us for fun games and crafts to kick off this year's summer reading club.

Victoria Avenue, Stamford Centre, Community Centre, Saturday, June 15th @ 12:00 pm

Building in 3D

Ages 8+ Design and create 3D objects with the Library's Media Lab's host of software and tools. Explore design concepts and prototyping, plan and build your 3D objects, and then print them with our 3D printers. Please be aware that prints will not be ready by the session's end. Projects will focus on fun and friendly themes with results that can be put to use by learners of all ages.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, June 16th @ 12:30 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, May 26th @ 1:30 pm, 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

June 8th: The Goonies (1985, 114 minutes, Rated PG)
July 6th: Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977, 76 minutes, Rated G)
August 3rd: The Sandlot (1993, 101 minutes, Rated PG)
 

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

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, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th @ 2:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th @ 2:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Saturday, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th @ 2:00 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

Kidding Around With Photoshop

Ages 8+ Learn image editing basics using a variety of software and tools, beginning with very basic resizing and alterations and moving to more advanced layering and filters. Projects are age-appropriate and will give attendees the skills and inspiration necessary to advance further.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, June 1st @ 12:30 pm

Family Fort Fun

All ages. Come and build a fort with your family. When you're finished, snuggle up and enjoy a good book. Bring a favourite blanket for fort building, or use ours.

Community, Saturday, June 1st @ 1:30 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