Find a Wealth of Resources at the Library

In case you weren’t aware, October is Autism Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness month and Canadian Library Month to name a few. If you haven’t tried our great digital content on these subjects, please do! Download our Kanopy app and find a whole host of great feature films and documentaries on Autism. Look for, Normal People Scare Me Too, a four star documentary created with a film crew comprised of 75% autistic individuals, with music, art and animation created and performed by 65% autistic musicians/composers/artists. In our Hoopla app, you can find Breast Cancer Journey: the essential guide to treatment and recovery by Ruth O’Regan, MD. Breast Cancer Journey highlights all the latest medical developments from diagnosis through treatment and recovery as well as detailed questions to ask a medical team as someone begins their journey. All you need is your computer/tablet/iPad/cellphone and library card and PIN to take advantage of some of these great resources. But what about Canadian Library Month? Personally, I think every month should be Library month, but I’m slightly biased that way. At Niagara Falls Public Library we’ve got a whole host of activities during the month of October to especially celebrate the month. Join us at the Victoria Avenue Library on Friday, October 25, 2 p.m. as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra String Quartet takes us on a journey of music throughout the ages. The music continues on Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. as we welcome once again, Luis Gonzalez as he performs one of his three fall piano concerts. Luis’ career has encompassed international competitions and performance in France, USA, Germany, Poland, Russia, Mexico and Canada.

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat?!  Friday, October 25, 1 p.m. each of our four library locations will feature treats and refreshments to help celebrate all that is Library. Join us and check out some of the great programs and services we have to offer. Why not take a moment to get yourself a Library card and find out why your Library is a wealth of resources.

At Niagara Falls Public Library we will be doing our part in helping gather non-perishable food items for our local food bank - Project Share. Each of our four Library locations will have the familiar red food bins and will embark on a Food for Fines program during the week of October 20 - 26.  If you have fines, why not bring in a non-perishable food item and have up to $10 in fines waived from your account - just like that! Fines or no fines, we will be delighted to accept any food donations during this week.

Carrie Bosco is the Customer Service Librarian.

Library Notes


The Niagara Falls Public Library temporarily closed our doors at all four locations on Friday, March 13th 2020 until April 5th 2020.  This was our immediate response to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and align with provincial measures to support social distancing.


The Niagara Falls Public Library is offering a wide range of Gardening, Health and Wellness programs this Spring! Join us Monday March 9th at 7pm as food writer Lynn Ogryzlo talks about the benefits and pitfalls of the Keto Diet. On Thursday March 5th at 7pm Master Gardener Kit Thompson will teach you how to make floral designs and arrangements with items from your garden. 


According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, a library is a collection of books, periodicals, recordings, electronic reference materials, etc for use by the public or members of a group. There are four more definitions if one is interested in reading them.


What is the most priceless possession you own? Some might say their home, or their car, while others may say a precious family heirloom. The things that are priceless to us are felt on an emotional level, deep within us. That is exactly what the MasterCard credit card company knew all those 23 years when it launched its now affectionately known priceless ad campaign.


2019 was an exciting year for the Niagara Falls Public Library. We hosted some incredible programs, introduced some amazing new collections, and had a lot of fun. However, it was you, the customer, that really made last year so wonderful.


While doing some research the other day, I came across the name of a hotel that I had never heard of before. This is probably due to the fact that there is very little information to be found about the Bath House Hotel. 


It’s hard to define in one sentence what we do at the Niagara Falls Public Library in providing excellent customer service, so I thought I would give you a glimpse into a day in the life of a customer service associate at the Library. Some staff arrive prior to opening time to prepare workspaces and to gather and sort items from our overnight drop boxes.


    Chevron. Handlebar. Fu Manchu. Yes, Movember is upon us and seeing as we’re more than halfway through the month those moustaches should be fully grown! While the facial hair keeps things fun, it’s important to remember that the purpose of it all is to raise awareness of men’s health issues.