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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.


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, September 11th @ 6:00 pm
Community Centre, Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:00 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.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, November 24th @ 1:00 pm


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

Jan Thomas
Community Centre, Saturday, September 21st @ 1:30 pm
Chippawa, Saturday, October 26th @ 1:30 pm
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:30 pm

Grandparents' Day Storytime

All ages. Kids are invited to bring a grandparent or other special adult for some stories, songs, and games.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 8 @ 1:30 pm

French Storytime

All ages. Il était une fois! Histoire en français présenté par: Le coin des Familles (Centre On Y Va) du Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara. Venez nous rejoindre pour un cercle de lecture en français. Au programme: histoires, chansons avec des marionnettes, instruments de musique, et bricolages.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 @ 10:30 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

Preschool Science Storytime

Science Literacy Week
Ages 2+ Here's a special storytime for your little scientist! observe the science of stories and experiment with awesome activities.

Stamford Centre, Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:00 am

Glow in The Dark Storytime

Science Literacy Week
All ages. Join us for this special glow-in-the-dark storytime. Be sure to wear white or fluorescent colours to see yourself glow!

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm

Colour-Mixing Lab

Science Literacy Week
Ages 3-6 with caregiver
Get your hands dirty and see what colours you can create.

Community Centre, Tuesday, September 17 @ 6:30 pm


NFO Instrument Petting Zoo

All ages. Get loud in the library! Kids can drop in between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to make some noise with a variety of band instruments, including harps, horns, strings, and drums. Offered in partnership with the Niagara Youth Orchestra. Instruments provided by Long & McQuade.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, September 28 @ 11:00 am

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.

Robot Battles

Ages 8+ Using attachments for our Dash, Cue, and Sphero, design and build your robot. Program it to overcome a series of obstacles and battle it out with your friends.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Saturday, September 14th @ 1:30 pm
Community Centre, Thursday, October 17th @ 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

September 14th: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019, 104 minutes, Rated PG)
October 12th: Paranorman (2012, 92 minutes, Rated PG)
November 9th: The Kid Who Would Be King (2019, 120 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, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th
Victoria Avenue, Saturdays, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd
Stamford Centre, Saturdays, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th

Just Dance

Ages 8+ Bust a move and join our Just Dance party.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, August 18th @ 1:30 pm

Reading Buddies

Ages 6+ 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 October to June.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 4:00 pm
Stamford Centre, Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:00 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

St. John Ambulance Home Alone

Ages 9+ 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.
Cost: $40.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, October 12 @ 9:30 am
Friday, November 15 @ 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, October 11 @ 9:30 am
Saturday, November 16 @ 9:30 am

Airplane Science

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ Design a plane and make it soar.
Stamford Centre, Monday, September 16 @ 4:00 pm

Play With Your Food!

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen materials. Explore with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it fizz!

Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm

Catch Me if You Can!

Science Literacy Week
Ages 6+ solve a mystery. Search for clues. Compare finger and lip prints. Uncover a secret message using grape juice. In partnership with Scientists in School.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00 pm