Category Archive: childrens

Library Closed Until Further Notice

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The well-being of our North Tonawanda Library community is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking measures to keep everyone safe.  At this time, we are adjusting our services:

  • Due to the Governor’s recommendation, the library will now be closing for the foreseeable future. If you have items checked out, please DO NOT return them to the dropbox until further notice. All items are currently not due until April 13th, and will be returned fine-free after we reopen. So, stay safe, enjoy your items (reread your new favorite), and stay home.This is a difficult period in our existence as a library. Benjamin Franklin created the public library idea in 1781, and we have been in operation in the North Tonawanda community since our charter in 1893. While we remain vigilant and continue to assess the situation day by day, we ask that our North Tonawanda Library Family stay safe, practice social distancing, and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).We encourage the public to visit the Library homepage for updates at www.ntlibrary.org.
    Remember our Library is always open through our digital collection ntlibrary.org/downloadables
    Thank you for your patience as we work through this together! Please continue to think of us, as we think of you!

LEGO Club- March- CANCELLED

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With an abundance of caution for our North Tonawanda Public Library residents, we are closing our meeting rooms to all activities.  This is a very fluid, changeable situation, please check our website for ongoing details.

 

Books, Balls, and Blocks- CANCELLED

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With an abundance of caution for our North Tonawanda Public Library residents, we are closing our meeting rooms to all activities.  This is a very fluid, changeable situation, please check our website for ongoing details.

 

Spring Pre-K Story Hour- CANCELLED- MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

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With an abundance of caution for our North Tonawanda Public Library residents, we are closing our meeting rooms to all activities.  This is a very fluid, changeable situation, please check our website for ongoing details.

 

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A Fall Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from September 28th through November 9th.   You may choose either THURSDAYS  at 10:30-11:15 OR THURSDAY AFTERNOONS at 1:30-2:15.   These programs are for 3 -5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own.  Registration begins Monday, September 18th,  in person or by phone.  A Fall Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from September 28th through November 9th.   You may choose either THURSDAYS  at 10:30-11:15 OR THURSDAY AFTERNOONS at 1:30-2:15.   These programs are for 3 -5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own.  Registration begins Monday, September 18th,  in person or by phone.  A Fall Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from September 28th through November 9th.   You may choose either THURSDAYS  at 10:30-11:15 OR THURSDAY AFTERNOONS at 1:30-2:15.   These programs are for 3 -5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own.  Registration begins Monday, September 18th,  in person or by phone.  Save

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School’s Out at the Movies- CANCELLED

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With an abundance of caution for our North Tonawanda Public Library patrons, we are closing our meeting rooms to all activities.  This is a very fluid, changeable situation, please check our website for ongoing details.

 

 

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Paws for Reading- Formerly Read to the Dogs

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We welcome the return of our Paws for Reading Program for Children in Grades K-6.   They may practice their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog.  We are very excited to introduce you to our new friend Timmy, the Pug.  Join us on SUNDAY, March 1st, 15th, and 29th from 1PM -2:30P.M. This time includes a flexible 15-minute break for Timmy.  You may sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the library.  This is a great opportunity for children who are reluctant readers, reluctant about dogs, or just love to read and be with our friend, Timmy!   We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.  Register by calling the library  or e-mailing ntkidsdesk@nioga.org,  please make sure you receive a confirmation e-mail.

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LEGO Club-February

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If you’re in First Grade and up, join us for another great year LEGO Club each month at the  Library.  The next meeting of the club  for this season will be on Monday, February 24th  at 4-5PM.  The children will build on a different theme each month. It’s time for Operation: Disaster-  the city has just been hit by a disaster (hurricane, tornado, tsunami etc.)  Build your disaster area, and the people who are trying to handle the disaster.  All supplies will be provided; the children only need to bring their imagination and creativity to each session.  Registration for residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton is required, by phone or in person at the library, or by e-mail to ntkidsdesk@nioga.org.  Please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail.  We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.

 

 

 

 

Revised Winter Reading Club Rules

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wintersnowmanChildren from Age 2 – Grade 9 can join our  Winter Reading Club from Monday, January  20th- Saturday, February 29th in the Children’s Department of the  Library.   Come into the library to receive your tickets for each 5 books checked out of the library.  You may enter as many times as you want. (All books should be their own library choices).    Each book will be entered in our all library drawing.  Receive a bead to add to your chain for each book read.  Call the library for more information.

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Family Saturday Specials

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Saturday Specials are continuing @ 10 am.  Join us every week for fun stories and activities.  Families with children of all ages are welcome.  Parents must remain in the building.  No registration required.  For more information call the library  or stop by.

Winter Snowflake craft

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Enjoy our Winter snowflake Craft  at the Library.  On Saturday, January 11th , children are invited to join us in the Children’s Room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to make winter snowflakes.    Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.

Winter Preschool Story Hour

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Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered on  THURSDAYS, January 16th- March 12th  at 10:30-11:15 OR 1:30-2:15.   These programs are for 3 -5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own.  Preschool years (Ages 3-5) are a time of transition to school years, and for that reason our Story Hour is for preschoolers to enjoy on their own. All children are individuals, and some children will be better prepared for this group when they are 3 1/2.  Please feel free to discuss this with a Children’s Librarian, and we can direct your child to the group that is for them.    All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library.Registration for all these programs is ongoing, by phone or in person at the library.
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Winter Terrific Two’s- 11-11:30

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The Winter session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, January 15th- March 11th  from 11-11:30 AM.    The children and their accompanying adults will be introduced to books, songs, fingerplays, and socializing.  Children must be two years old by the first session. Registration is ongoing, by phone or in person at the library.  This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.

 

 

 

 

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Winter Babytime

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Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library  for our Winter session of Baby Time on Wednesdays, January 15th through March 11th from 9:45 am to 10:15 am. The children and their accompanying adults will be introduced to books, songs, fingerplays, and socializing. Come to the library and share a special time with your children.  Registration is ongoing by phone or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton. Visit the library online.

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S.T.E.A.M Activity Day

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Blow off some STEAM this Holiday season at the Library, on Monday, December 30th anytime from 1-5PM.  Our Children’s play area will have KEVA planks for building, DUPLO blocks, Coloring sheets for all ages, plus our already tried and true chalkboard, Doctor’s office, puzzles, and kitchen. Bring your child, and relax while you both spend some time with all of our educational activities.  We will have an assortment of crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the activities!  Join us also for a hands-on demonstration of the Sphero, and other STEAM toys.  We will also be introducing our new STEAM kits, which will be available to borrow from the library.  These great kits include a book and activities that are STEAM related.  These would be great for homeschool families!.  NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.