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


Niagara Falls Public Library launched its Seed to Seed collection May 17.

If you come to any of the library's four locations across Niagara Falls you can "borrow" up to three packages of seeds.

After you've planted the seeds and harvested your vegetables, you can set aside some seeds to give back to the library so another person can enjoy the collection.


Mental Health Week invites us to be mindful with meditation at Niagara Falls library.

In our ongoing effort to meet community needs wherever we can, Niagara Falls Public Library has been running a series of mental health and wellness programs at our four branches throughout 2019.


Have you ever been curious about what it would be like to grow your own vegetables? Have you ever thought about teaching your children or grandchildren where their food comes from?

Or, like me, have you ever been known for having a black or a brown thumb?


On Thursday, April 25th the Niagara Falls Public Library will be unveiling its new board game collection. Board Games are a great way to reduce screen time, to interact face-to-face with family and friends, and to challenge yourself in new and interesting ways.


Calling all Book Lovers! Please join us for our annual Book Lover’s Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Tastebuds Cafe and Eatery and meet special guest, Cea Sunrise Person author of North of Normal and its sequel Nearly Normal.


Since the mid-20th century, human beings have wrought unprecedented changes to the Earth, bringing us into a new epoch of geologic time: the Anthropocene.


You’re invited to help us at the Library. On April 1, 2019 we are embarking on a year-long project called Bridge to understand how libraries use technology.


When we think about sports excellence in the City of Niagara Falls, we can include both team sports and individual activities. Although it may not be the first sport that pops into to your mind, one such sport has a long history in the City of Niagara Falls!

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