Power your discovery this February at the Niagara Falls Public Library

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.

Is your child ready to babysit? Have them attend our Babysitting Basics course presented by St. John Ambulance on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00am - 3:30pm. This course teaches new babysitters the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340.

New Teen Programs!! Starting Monday, February 4th at 3:00pm is our weekly After-school Coding Club. 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. This program will be held weekly on Mondays at Stamford. Are video games more your speed? Test your skills on our Nintendo during our Switch-On: Teen Edition program starting at 3:15pm on Mondays at the Community Centre.

Join us for a screening of the National Film Board production titled “Reel Injun”, 2009. In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” Following the screening, join us for a Reconciliation Dialogue facilitated by Karl Dockstader and Sean VanderKlis, hosts of One Dish, One Mic podcast. This discussion will be recorded as a special podcast edition. This event is being held at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 21 in the Victoria Avenue Library.

For everyone, the Oakes Room Media Lab at the Victoria Avenue Library is open for bookings. With 3D printers, audio and video recording equipment and software you can convert your old LPs to digital audio files, convert your 8mm film and VHS video tapes to digital video files, or bring your creative project to life.

Finally, to better serve you, the Community Centre Library and Victoria Avenue Library have changed their weekend hours. Both locations will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am - 3:00pm.

For more information on these and other exciting programs and events, you can pick up our magazine What’s On at NFPL, available at all Library locations.

Library Notes


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 


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.

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