Help us help you with technology

You’re invited to help us at the Library. On April 1, 2019 we are embarking on a year-long project called Bridge to understand how libraries use technology.  The Bridge Technology Services Assessment Toolkit (Bridge) is a customizable web-based solution for libraries to capture and analyze performance and outcome data on technology services and informs decision-making on the use and outcomes of technology services offered by public library systems in Ontario. Using Bridge, library systems can measure availability by the volume of technology service offered, such as the number of Internet-enabled public work stations. They can measure usage by looking at the uptake of technology services by library customers such as the number of participants in a technology training program. 

Outcomes can be measured by the kinds of activities and results that technology services enable for library customers. Finally, it can measure service delivery by gauging libraries’ ability to deliver technology services. How can you help with the Bridge project? That’s easy. The Library will have available on the website, a survey that will guide you through a series of questions on how you use technology. The survey will also be available at all library locations through our public Internet stations, please ask staff if you have any questions. Join us in the Bridge project and help us shape available library technologies for the future.

If you have some pressing legal questions, you’ll want to drop in to the Victoria Avenue Library for our free legal clinic on Monday, April 1 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. no appointment is needed as this is a first-come, first-served clinic.

Join Marc Todd, manager of Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) and a member of the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, for this special event as he discusses the services available to individuals in receipt of Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Library.

Would you like to take better pictures with your cell phone camera? Join us at the Victoria Avenue Library on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. We’ll have a member of the local Camera Club on hand to guide us through the steps. Registration is required for this program.

If the kids are looking for something to do after school, why not join us at the Library for all kinds of fun with video, board games, LEGO and more at our drop in, After-School Kids Club. Kids Club is at Community Centre Library on Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m., Chippawa Library on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. and at Victoria Avenue Library on Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. 

Library Notes


Throughout the years, Niagara Falls has certainly seen more than its fair share of Royal visitors. On June 7th of this week, it is the 80th anniversary of one such visit. It also was the first visit ever by a reigning British monarch to Canada.


When you work in a library, you use library jargon. However, sometimes you forget not all customers know what the “catalogue” is used for. Most recently, with the news about the elimination of the Southern Ontario Library Service’s Interlibrary Loan 


Niagara Falls Public Library launched its Seed to Seed collection May 17.

If you come to any of the library's four locations across Niagara Falls you can "borrow" up to three packages of seeds.

After you've planted the seeds and harvested your vegetables, you can set aside some seeds to give back to the library so another person can enjoy the collection.


Mental Health Week invites us to be mindful with meditation at Niagara Falls library.

In our ongoing effort to meet community needs wherever we can, Niagara Falls Public Library has been running a series of mental health and wellness programs at our four branches throughout 2019.


Have you ever been curious about what it would be like to grow your own vegetables? Have you ever thought about teaching your children or grandchildren where their food comes from?

Or, like me, have you ever been known for having a black or a brown thumb?


On Thursday, April 25th the Niagara Falls Public Library will be unveiling its new board game collection. Board Games are a great way to reduce screen time, to interact face-to-face with family and friends, and to challenge yourself in new and interesting ways.


Calling all Book Lovers! Please join us for our annual Book Lover’s Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Tastebuds Cafe and Eatery and meet special guest, Cea Sunrise Person author of North of Normal and its sequel Nearly Normal.


Since the mid-20th century, human beings have wrought unprecedented changes to the Earth, bringing us into a new epoch of geologic time: the Anthropocene.

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