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TD Summer Reading Club 2018

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 starting Friday, June 29th. 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. 

For kids of all ages, at all library locations.
Friday, June 29th - Saturday, August 18th.

Summer Reading Drop-In Fun

There's more to summer reading than books and beads. Kids of all ages can drop in to the library and explore a whole bunch of different hands-on games and activities! Come on in and check it out.

Victoria Avenue Library - Mondays, July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 13th
Stamford Centre Library - Tuesdays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, August 7th, 14th
Chippawa Library - Wednesdays, July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th
Community Centre Library - Thursdays, July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free. No registration required.

Summer Reading Club Party featuring Sonshine & Broccoli

Rock the end of Summer Reading Club with everyone's favourite singing, dancing duo. Sonshine and Broccoli's infectious, upbeat pop-rock is perfect for kids of all ages. Check them out at sonshineandbroccoli.com. All ages.

Victoria Avenue Library - Thursday, August 23rd,10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Community Centre Library - Thursday, August 23rd, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration opens August 1st.

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Summer Camps

Young Writers Camp

Enjoy, Learn and explore different ways to express yourself through multiple creative writing outlets. Ages 9 years and up.

Stamford Centre Library
5 days (Monday through Friday) July 23rd to July 27th
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.

Paint Camp

Do you love to paint? Do you think that you can't paint anything? Artists of all skill levels can create beautiful art projects by following along and learning new techniques. Ages 8 years and up.

Victoria Avenue Library
4 days (tuesday through Friday) August 7th to August 10th
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration* is required. *Paint Camp is full.

Maker Camp

Makers are people who build, design, invent and create. Join us for a week of Making fun while we explore all sorts of materials, techniques and projects. Ages 6 years and up.

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days (Monday through Friday) August 13th to August 17th
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration* is required. *Maker Camp is full.

STEM Camp

Build it. Break it. Start all over. Explore design-thinking concepts and creative problem-solving using our 3D design and printing tools. Design, prototype and create your own creating. No previous knowledge required. Ages 8-14 years.

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days (monday through Friday) July 9th to July 13th.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration* is required *STEM Camp is full.

Preschool Early Literacy Programs

Summer Programs flyer

Niagara Falls Public Library offers Early Literacy Programs for all ages - find the one that's right for you!

Register at any NFPL location. Summer Programs will run July 9th - August 17th.
Registration opens June 1st.

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.

 


Bouncin' Babytime

For the youngest babies and their adult caregivers. If you're not yet walking and talking, this is the program for you! 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.

20-30 minutes.
Register


Summer Tots

For babies who are walking and talking and their adult caregivers. Join us for songs, stories, music and activities just right for tots.

30 minutes.
Register


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.45 minutes.
Register


Summer Family Storytime

For children of all ages and their adult caregivers. Develop pre-literacy skills with books, songs, games, rhyme, movies, crafts and creative play. Please register all participating children - babes in arms do not require registration.

30 minutes.
Register 

Storytime at 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. Please register all participating children - babes in arms do not require registration.

45 minutes. Program is offered at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street. There is a fee for parking.
Register

Storywalk® and Read

Join us at the Community Centre Library to participate in a StoryWalk®. Walk the grounds at your own pace while enjoying the panels of a deconstructed picture book. Since the program is outside please dress for the weather. StoryWalks® were created by Anne Gerguson of Montpelier, Vermont. 
All ages.

Community Centre Library
Thursday, August 16th, 10:45 a.m.
Rain or shine. No registration required. 
 

Fridays at the Library

For June, Community Centre Library is now open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays!

Friday Night Block Party

Come and explore all the different blocks we have and build something amazing.
All ages.

Fridays, June 1st - 29th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Community Centre Library.
No registration required.

Saturdays at the Library

Outdoor Storytime

Enjoy fresh air, songs and stories on the playground. Rain or shine - if the weather's yucky, we'll do it indoors.
All ages.

Community Centre Library
Saturday, July 7th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
No registration required.

Dancing to the Beat Kids' Dance Party

Let it loose to some funky tunes. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, August 11th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
No registration required.

"Just Dance" Party

We bring the Switch. You bring the moves. Join us for some quick steps and sick beats with the popular Nintendo dance game. Join us for some hot tunes, quick steps and groovy moves as we have a Just Dance party.
Ages 8 years and up.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, July 14th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
No registration required.

Button Making Bonanza

Make your own customized buttons! All materials provided. 
All ages.

Community Centre Library
Saturday, August 4th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
No registration required.

Lego Robotics - Advanced

Have you mastered the beginner Lego WeDo builds and are ready for more? Explore our new Lego Wedo 2.0.
Ages 8 and up with Lego WeDo experience.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturdays, June 30th & July 28th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required.

Come Build With Me Lego Robotics

Children and caregivers work together using Lego WeDo 1.0 to learn the basics of robotics building and coding to make your project come to life.
Ages 5 years and up with caregiver.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturdays, June 30th & July 28th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required.

Letter Writing

Before there was texting, before there was email, there were ... letters! Whether you're reaching out to someone across the street or on the other side of the world, rediscover the lost art of letter writing.
All ages.

Community Centre Library
Saturdays, July 7th, 21st, August 4th & 18th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No registration required.

Drive In

Build your own car and pull up to a short movie at our imaginary drive-in.
Ages: 3 years and up with caregiver

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, August 25th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration is required.

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Summer Camps

Kindergarten 101

Help your child get Kindergarten-ready with Kindergarten 101, our kindergarten-style storytime routine designed to foster independence and play-based learning. Parents and caregivers foster independence by leaving the program (but not the library). For the final 15 minutes, caregivers return to participate in activities with their child. 
Children must be starting kindergarten for the first time in Fall 2018. 

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days (Monday through Friday) August 20th to August 24th
9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

Media Lab Camp

Push the limits of your creativity at our brand new Oakes Room Media Lab. Explore your inner talent as you learn how to record and edit audio, pictures and video. No previous knowledge requred. Ages 10 years and up.

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days (Monday through Friday) August 20th to August 24th
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Nature Camp

The Niagara Falls Public Library is excited to be partnered with the Nature School and Education Centre, giving children the opportunity to explore, play and learn in a natural space. Nature provides the opportunities, and our experienced teachers help with the tools. Ages 6 years and up.

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days ( Monday through Friday) July 16th to July 20th.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration* is required. *Nature Camp is full.

Coding Camp

Coding - it's the new leteracy. Experiment with game-building, animation, simple scripting and robotics using Swift, Scratch and JavaScript on both windows and iOS devices. No previous knowledge required. Ages 8 - 14 years.

Victoria Avenue Library
5 days (Monday through Friday) July 30th to August 3rd.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration* is required. *Coding Camp is full.

Chippawa Kids' Movies

Enjoy a kid-friendly feature film at the Chippawa Library twice a month on Saturdays.
All ages. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. No registration required.

Check the Events Calendar for movie details.

Therapy Tails

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.
All ages. No registration required.

Please check the Events Calendar for dates. 

Game Time with the Frugal Dutchman

Join Christian from The Frugal Dutchman - a locally owned store in Ridgeway - and learn how to play Pokémon: The Card Game. Beginners welcome!
All ages.
Tuesdays, Victoria Avenue Library, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Drop-in.

Pokémon
Ages 6 years and up.
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Events Calendar

Kidding Around With Photoshop

Learn image editing basics using a variety of software and tools, beginning with very basic resizing and alterations and moving to more advanced layering and filters. Projects are age-appropriate and will give attendees the skills and inspiration necessary to advance further. Ages 8 years and up.

Stamford Centre Library
Saturday, June 23rd

Chippawa Library
Saturday, July 28th

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required.

Building in 3D

Design and create 3D objects with the Library's Media lab's host of software and tools. Explore design concepts and prototyping, plan and build your d# objects, and then print them with our 3D printers. Projects will focus on fun and friendly themes with results that can be put to use by learners of all ages. Ages 8 years and up.

Stamford Centre Library
Saturday, June 16th

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, June 30th

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free. Registration is required.

Join Us for Brunch

Have fun cooking and learning about healthy eating! Niagara Falls Public Library has partnered with Niagara Falls Community Health Centre for this fun, exciting program.
Ages 8 - 13 years.

Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4780 Victoria Avenue
Tuesday, July 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To register, call Nicole: 905-356-4222 ext. 292

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wear your p.j.s and bring your favourite stuffed animal to the library to enjoy a story, a short film and then tuck them in for the night. Come back in the morning to collect your stuffed animal. Be sure to check our social media to see what mischief they get into when no one is watching!
All ages

Victoria Avenue Library
Wednesday, August 8th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

St. John Ambulance Home Alone

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

Victoria Avenue Library
Wednesday, July 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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
Thursday, July 26th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sundays at the Library

Sensory Play Sunday

Get some slippery, sticky, hands-on experience. Warning: might get messy!
All ages.

Community Centre Library
Sunday, June 10th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
No registration required.

Board Game Café

Love board games? We've got a bunch, or you can bring your own. Come along and bring your friends. Sunday afternoon is about to get fun!
All ages.

Community Centre Library.
Sunday, June 24th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
No registration required.