Victoria Avenue Library will be open seven days a week

We have new hours for a new year! On January 6, 2019, the Niagara Falls Public Library will introduce new operating hours at all four library locations. We’re proud that we will now offer library service 7 days a week year-round at the Victoria Avenue Library and Community Centre Library. We will also be open until 8pm on Friday evenings at Community Centre Library.

These new hours are the result of a series of pilot projects that the Niagara Falls Public Library ran throughout 2018 to experiment with different hours. There was very positive public response to the pilot projects as determined by surveys, statistics and anecdotal evidence.

Thank you to our customers who took the time to participate in surveys while they were visiting Victoria Avenue and Community Centre Libraries during the pilot projects. Your feedback was crucial to us.

For more information on these new hours, and other changes we’ve made to our hours for 2019, please stop by any library location or visit our website at

It’s a new year and our free legal clinic, brought to you by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance is running on Monday, January 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Library.  No registration is required for the clinic but it is held on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keira Knightley fans, bring your own popcorn and snacks and don’t miss the film Colette which screens at the Victoria Avenue Library on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. From director Wash Westmoreland and starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West and Denise Gough, Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. This film runs for 112 minutes and is rated 14A.

Kids between the ages of 9 - 12 years can work together and battle it out at SwitchedOn Gamers on Tuesday, January 8 at 3:30 p.m., Victoria Avenue Library. Unwind after a long day at school and test your skills on our Nintendo Switch. No registration required.

 Get inside the intricate mind of Hamilton poet Darrell Epp with this combined reading and poetry workshop on Saturday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m., Victoria Avenue Library. His work has been published on 6 continents in over 120 magazines, including Maisonneuve, Poetry Ireland, Sub-Terrain, The Saranac Review, Exile and Queen's Quarterly. He’s done readings in Wales, England, the US and Canada, and loves nothing more than talking story mechanics and how literature works. Drop by and get in on the conversation. No registration required.

Carrie Bosco is the Customer Service Librarian.

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