Membership has its privileges. For those of you with your very own Library card, you know what a fabulous treasure trove of materials, digital resources, programs and space your Library has to offer. This brings me to highlight even more great things Library cardholders can receive through our reciprocal borrowing. Niagara Falls Public Library has entered into a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Thorold and Welland Public Libraries. This agreement permits Niagara Falls Public Library cardholders to get a free library card from these libraries and borrow items from their collection. Cardholders from these libraries are also eligible to get a free library card from Niagara Falls Public Library. To get started you must present a valid library card from your servicing library, as well as an official piece of identification with the correct name and current address, to be eligible for a library card in a reciprocal library.
Why not take a ride out to your Chippawa Library this week for some fantastic films.
From director George Tillman Jr. comes The Hate You Give, starring Amandla Stenberg and K.J. Apa. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. The movie shows on Wednesday, March 20, begins at 5:45 p.m. and is rated PG. Winner of several Academy Awards, Best Film, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe awards is the film Slumdog Millionaire. Starring Mia Drake, Imran Hasnee, Faezeh Jalali. A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" This film shows on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. and is rated R.
Teens - bring in those devices and strike up a game. It’s time for a LAN party! On Friday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Stamford Library, 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. Ages 12 and up.
Don’t miss out on the very talented concert pianist, Luis Gonzalez in a solo performance on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Victoria Library
Carrie Bosco is the Customer Service Librarian.
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.
June is Pride month and Indigenous month. These topics can be difficult to tackle with children. However, they are also empowering and necessary issues for young minds.
Here at the Niagara Falls Public Library, we have a number of incredible books aimed at younger children that will teach them all about a variety of LGBTQ+ issues and about national Indigenous issues.
School’s almost out, which means summer reading is almost here. The Niagara Falls Public Library is once again very excited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading program. Kids of all ages, interests and abilities can read books, earn prizes and have fun, keeping their reading skills sharp so they’ll be ready when September rolls around.
Throughout the years, Niagara Falls has certainly seen more than its fair share of Royal visitors. On June 7th of this week, it is the 80th anniversary of one such visit. It also was the first visit ever by a reigning British monarch to Canada.
When you work in a library, you use library jargon. However, sometimes you forget not all customers know what the “catalogue” is used for. Most recently, with the news about the elimination of the Southern Ontario Library Service’s Interlibrary Loan