COVID-19 Response

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 health and well-being of our staff, customers, and community members is a priority and immediate action was taken. It was a very difficult decision to make because we know that the Library is a vibrant Community Hub.  We understand how much our community depends on us for dynamic programs, services and resources. 

All programs, meetings, room rentals, and service deliveries are cancelled. All library return boxes will be unavailable until April 6th. Please keep all library materials until that time. No fines will be charged while the library is closed.

Please understand that we made this decision in an effort to help flatten the curve and prioritize the health and well-being of all members in our community. We continue to work with the City of Niagara Falls, the Region and Local, Provincial and Federal Governments in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all our citizens. 

The Government of Ontario has now mandated public library closures. We know that more difficult decisions will have to be made in the coming days and weeks, as the situation evolves daily, we will continue to reassess our scheduled reopening on April 6th 2020. Please visit our website and social media for updates and information as it becomes available and for credible and authentic information resources.

In the meantime, the Niagara Falls Public Library still has our 24/7 electronic resources available. You still have access to ebooks, e-audio books, magazines, newspapers, streaming movies and shows. We encourage you to log on and make use of our vast and abundant online resources. Please visit our website at https://my.nflibrary.ca/ for information about accessing these resources.

Please listen to the advice and directives from our leading Medical Professionals, such as practicing social distancing, and handwashing. Please stay home and avoid unnecessary travel. For more information on COVID-19 you can also contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 and/or the Niagara Covid-19 Info-Line 905-688-8248 ext. 7019, Toll-free: 1-888-505-6074.

We are all in this together, and together we can flatten the curve and keep our staff, friends, families and community members safe. 

Stay safe and healthy,
Niagara Falls Public Library Board
 

Library Notes

2020-05-27

This week marks the 132nd anniversary of the opening of Canada’s first provincial park when Queen Victoria Park officially opened on May 24, 1888.

2020-03-23

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.

2020-03-02

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. 

2020-02-12

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.

2020-02-04

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.

2020-01-08

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.

2019-12-16

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.