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Teen Summer Reading

We've got books, eBooks, eAudiobooks and graphic novels from serious to hilarious, summer romance to zombie apocalypse. Whether you need a book for the beach or to pass the time at work, talk to your friendly neighbourhood Librarian about finding a few titles that are just right for you.

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.

After-School Coding Drop-In

Ages 13-18. Learn to code! If you're a complete beginner, come give it a try. If you already have some coding experience, come build and share your skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. No marks. No pressure.

Stamford, Mondays, April 29th, May 6th,13th, 27th, @ 3:00 pm

Rainbow Youth Yoga

Ages 13+ Join Celeste Turner for mindfully sequenced yoga in the library to explore, learn, challenge and accept yourself through connection. Celeste works for the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre and Power Yoga Canada.

Stamford, Wednesdays, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th @ 3:45 pm

LAN Party at the Library

Ages 12+ Face off, online and in person. Bring your own gaming laptop, use one of our iPad minis or our Nintendo Switch. Try your hand at Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, retro NES and more. Game selection and WiFi strength may vary by location. 3:00 pm

Community, Mondays, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 27th
Victoria, Wednesdays, April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th  (no LAN April 17)
Stamford, Fridays, April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st

Instagram Street Team

Ages 14-17 years. We're always on the lookout for social media-savvy teens for our Instagram Street Team. Earn community involvement hours by helping spread the word about library events and services through Instagram. For more information and to volunteer, email programming@nflibrary.ca or call 905-356-8080 ext. 269

Teen Advisory Group

Earn community involvement hours, build leadership skills and have a say in teen activities at the library!
Ages 14-18 years.

Stamford, Thursdays, May 16th, June 20th @ 3:45 pm

Breakout EDU!

Do you love escape rooms? So do we! Visit our website throughout the summer to beat our online escape rooms. Each escape room you beat gives you a chance to win prizes. Be sure to complete all five online escape rooms throughout the summer to maximize your chance to win!

Escape Room: Lion's Den
Fill out after completion of the Escape Room: Completed Escape Room

Dungeons and Dragons with The Frugal Dutchman

Ages 12 years and up. Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required!
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesdays @ 3:45 pm

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Smackdown

Ages 11+ Drop in for a knock-down, drag-out, winner-take-all contest to crown the undisputed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Champion of Niagara Falls. With prizes. Turn up at 11:00 for bracketing.

Victoria, Sunday June 23rd @ 11:30 am

St. John Ambulance - Babysitting Basics

Ages 11-15. 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.
$50.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Victoria Avenue Library. Space is limited.

Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am
Friday, July 12th, 9:30 am
Thursday, August 15th, 9:30 am

Super Mario Kart Tournament

Ages 11+ Join us for an afternoon of casual video game competition and fun! Double elimination tournament set up on 100cc. Top winners will receive prizes! Turn up at 11 for bracketing. Play starts at 11:30

Victoria, Saturday August 10th @ 11:30

Teen Library Volunteers

Do you need to earn community involvement hours? do you like to work with kids? Are you at least 14 years old? Join our Teen Library volunteers! Applications are available on our website. Completed forms can be sent to programming@nflibrary.ca or dropped off at any library location. For more information, email programming@nflibrary.ca or call 905-356-8080 ext. 254.
Ages 14-18 years.

Reading Buddies Volunteers

Ages 14-17 If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to help emerging readers, we need you! Reading Buddies volunteers mentor children in Grades 1-4 with reading practice, literacy-based activities and fun. Reading Buddies runs from September to June. For more information and to volunteer, email programming@nflibrary.ca or call 905-356-8080 ext. 254.

Victoria, Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm
Stamford, Wednesdays, @ 4:00 pm.