More libraries added to resource sharing list


Based on the success of our reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, we’re now joining forces with three other local libraries to enhance our resources for our customers through reciprocal borrowing.

Effective August 1, Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) cardholders can get a free library card from the Fort Erie, Pelham and Welland Public Libraries and borrow items from their collections through our reciprocal borrowing agreement. We will also be continuing our current reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library for another three years.

To get your free card, simply bring your valid NFPL card and a current piece of official ID to any of the libraries mentioned above. Please note that Interlibrary Loan and Visiting Library services can only be accessed through NFPL.

NFPL cardholders will accept the policies and procedures of the lending library as a condition of borrowing items. Items must be returned directly to the lending library in order for them to be checked in from your account.

If you have questions about reciprocal borrowing, please call us at 905-356-8080 for more information.

Movie-lovers won’t want to miss our free screening of I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams. A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? I Feel Pretty is showing at the Victoria Avenue Library on Tuesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. This movie is rated 14A and runs for 110 minutes.

Digging For Your Roots is a program where beginners can learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to aid in genealogical research. This database is available to use free of charge at our library locations. There is a limit of 6 people per class and each person will have access to a computer for hands-on-training. Digging For Your Roots program meets at the Victoria Avenue Library on Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. and registration is required.

Nature-lovers don’t miss out on the August art display at the Victoria Avenue Library entitled: Niagara Palimpsest by Toronto photo-based artist Dianne Davis. While researching for a shoot in the area, Davis stumbled upon two anonymous school notebooks from 1891 containing pressed plants from the areas that now comprise the City of Niagara Falls. Taken in by the aesthetic quality of the pressings, she felt compelled to track down each of the 178 plants to uncover their fate. Dianne Davis was born and raised in Chippawa (Niagara Falls, Ontario).

Library Notes


With an estimated 30 million visitors a year, the city of Niagara Falls has certainly enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with the tourist industry. Other than the mighty cataracts themselves, one of the oldest and perhaps longest running tourist attraction in the city was known as the Burning Spring. 


One by one, the bright blue Library bags line up inside the work areas at each one of the four Library locations. They are organized and filled with favourite authors, great movies that someone may have missed, biographies and many other interesting items that have been requested. All these bags are for the Visiting Library Service.


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Family Day is Monday, February 18, and the Community Centre and Victoria Avenue Libraries will be open from 11:00am - 3:00pm, with a special family drop-in program from 11:30am - 1:30pm. We will also have a 3D Design and Print Drop-in program running at the Victoria Avenue Library from 11:30am - 2:30pm. The Stamford Centre and Chippawa Libraries will be closed on Family Day.


81 years ago, the city of Niagara Falls experienced one of its greatest fires in history when disaster struck at Loretto Academy on the evening of January 10th, 1


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Daredevils have fascinated and thrilled audiences with their death-defying antics in Niagara Falls for decades.

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