Niagara Falls Library offering new book clubs this fall

September is an exciting time of year, and Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events.

Be sure to pick up our Fall 2019 magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening.

The TD Summer Reading Club has wrapped up, and we are so proud to announce a record-setting number this year — 1,785 readers participated at all four of our library locations as well as at parks, pools and child-care centres across the city. Thanks go out to all of our sponsors this year — our nationwide title sponsor TD, and our local sponsors Avondale Food Stores, Wendy's, Niagara Falls Museums, Bird Kingdom, Niagara Parks, GT French and HOCO/Clifton Hill.

Science Literacy Week is Sept. 16 to 22. We are celebrating with libraries and other educational institutions and museums across the country. Visit our website for more information on our science literacy fun programming such as Play with Your Food, Colour Mixing Lab and Glow in the Dark Storytime. We also have Scientists in School presenting a forensic workshop on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Get yourself and the whole family moving with our new family zumba program. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring a water bottle and be ready to break a sweat! Family zumba will be running Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m.

Book club registration opens on Tuesday for our eight book clubs. Book clubs are a great way to meet people who share your passion for reading, and to discover new titles and authors you may not have otherwise opened. Our groups meet once a month from October to May for lively discussion.

There are new book clubs this year.

Read, Listen, Watch, Chat is the library's first mixed media club. Instead of reading books you'll get to read articles and essays, listen to podcasts and watch documentaries. Or join us for our new non-fiction book club where we choose the theme and you choose the book. Books about science, travel and exploration, food, health, relationships, memoir, business, civility, culture, math, society, history, poetry — the sky's the limit.

Becky Dixon is the community development and programming librarian for Niagara Falls Public Library.

Library Notes


Science Literacy Week runs from September 16th to the 22nd. While many of us may think that it’s aimed mostly at kids and teens, the truth is that everyone can celebrate science and oceans research in Canada.


September is an exciting time of year, and Niagara Falls Public Library is ready to celebrate with fun programs and events.

Be sure to pick up our Fall 2019 magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening.


With September just around the corner, we at the Niagara Falls Public Library are excited to once again offer a full slate of Mental Health and Wellness programming to connect you with others and help you feel your best as summer fades away and the days start to get shorter, darker, colder.


Honeymoons and the City of Niagara Falls have gone hand in hand for a very long time, with the first documented Niagara Falls honeymoon occurring in June of 1801. Theodosia Burr (the American vice president’s daughter) and her husband Joseph Alston visited the city on a delayed honeymoon that even included a visit with the famous Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant. 


There’s no denying that so far it has been one scorcher of a summer. Every day seems hotter than the last and that humidity is enough to make a stone sweat!

Luckily for you, each branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library comes equipped with air conditioning and a number of fabulous cookbooks you can borrow to whip up some wonderful frozen desserts that will help you chill out.


As we enjoy the summer weather, thoughts of cooling off may sometimes cross our minds. Some of us may have fond memories of a few local swimming spots that were once used to beat the summer heat. For more than 35 years, thousands of children and adults made the Cyanamid swimming pool their summer destination of choice.


At the Library, we truly appreciate the outpouring of support for the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILLO) at the Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) after the elimination of the ILLO Delivery Service.  We understand the meaningful impact the service has had on many of our customers. As we know how things change in the world, so it does in the Library world.


Summer has arrived, and the Niagara Falls Public Library is busy with something for everyone! Be sure to pick up our Summer Library Magazine to learn about all the exciting programs and events happening this summer.  

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