After a hectic day of shopping come into the library and JOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES 1” on the Big Screen at the Library on Wednesday, December 26th at 1PM. A yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as “Small Foot” is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S – Smallfoot Evidentiary Society. This movie is Rated PG for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements. It is 1 hr. 36 min. long. This program is open to all ages. Parents, please accompany children under 12. Popcorn will be served. No registration required. This movie is free to the public and we want everyone to enjoy the experience. In consideration of others, please use quiet voices and manner. For more information, call the library.
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE): Join us for an AMERICAN GIRL PARTY on Thursday, December 27th at 12-1:30 PM. We’ll play American Girl Bingo & American Girl word games, then enjoy a pizza lunch. This program is for children in grades 2 & up. Bring your American Girl doll or any other favorite doll. Registration is required in person or by phone. Children must be residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton to attend.
Two of our favorite Holiday traditions at the Library, Santa and Magician, Michael Joseph. So, please join us once again for OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOW with Special Guest: SANTA on Thursday, December 20th from 7-8PM. Michael Joseph’s magic will delight and mystify all ages. We also will enjoy a MAGICAL visit from SANTA CLAUS. There will be treats for all. Parents: Pictures with Santa may be taken after all children receive their treats. No registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free program. No registration necessary.
FAMILY STORYTIME – LOST AND FOUND: Join us for this Family Storytime on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30-7:15, gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and help us find some of our favorite missing friends. Don’t worry, we’ll find them. Lost and found stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers. This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult. . Registration is required in person or by phone.
Enjoy our Holiday Craft at the Library. On Saturday, December 8th , children are invited to join us in the children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 3D snowmen and tree crafts. You can also make holiday cards for the local senior facilities and create an ornament to put on our library Christmas tree. Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.
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 the Second Sunday and the last Sunday of each month beginning SUNDAY, December 9th and 30th from 1PM -2:45P.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 email@example.com, please make sure you receive a confirmation e-mail.
Again this year, the Elf on the Shelf, Sir Elfs-a-Lot, is visiting the Children’s room and getting into all sorts of mischief. Visit the Children’s Room daily from Dec. 1st through Dec. 22nd to find the elf. Let the Children’s Librarian know when you find the elf and collect a special bead for your chain. You can add beads to your chain from the summer or receive a new chain.
HAVE FUN ELF HUNTING!!
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Help us celebrate North Tonawanda Library’s 125th anniversary on Thursday, November 29th at 4:15-5:30. You can make a congratulation card, decorations for the library, or a cover of your favorite book. Also, tell us what the library means to you. Then, taste a special sweet treat. The program is for children in grades 2 & up. Bring something for show and tell, such as your American Girl doll, another favorite doll, or something special to you. Registration is required in person or by phone. Open to children who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton. Or Wheatfield.
Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are welcome to stop by the library and enjoy drop-in storytime. Join us on Wednesdays, December 12th and 19th from 10:30-11:15 am. There will be a mixture of stories, rhymes, songs, and crafts. No registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. After storytime, stay and play with our toys and puzzles. Visit the library or call for more information.
Join us for Ages 3-5 Drop-in Story Time in the Children’s Room at the Library. The programs are Thursdays, December 6th , 13th , and January 3rd at 10:30-11:00. On Thursday January 10th the story time will be at 1:30-2:00. There will be a lively mixture of favorite stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration is required. This program features a lively mixture of favorite short stories, fingerplays and music. All children must be accompanied by an adult. After the storytime stay and play with our toys, DUPLOs, and puzzles.
CELEBRATE THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH: The whole family is invited to the Library, on Monday, November 5th from 6:00-8:00PM to help us celebrate North Tonawanda Schools One District, One Book program. Ben, an Eat Smart NY Educator from Cornell Cooperative Ext. will be serving healthy snacks, such as Apple Nachos, slices of apples topped with warmed peanut butter, vanilla yogurt and assorted fun toppings. Also, meet Timmy, a certified therapy dog. Honoring the winning book , The Chocolate Touch, there will be chocolate themed activities, crafts and book readings. Everyone come and join in the fun! NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.
Please JOIN US FOR “VETERANS’ DAY AT THE MOVIES” on the Big Screen at the Library on Monday, November 12th at 1PM. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. This movie is Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language. It is 1hr., 58 min. long. This program is open to all ages. Parents, please accompany children under 12. Popcorn will be served. No registration required. This movie is free to the public and we want everyone to enjoy the experience. In consideration of others, please use quiet voices and manner. For more information, call the library at 693-4132, ext. 5.
A Fall Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from September 20th- November 15th. You may choose either THURSDAY MORNINGS 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 is ongoing, in person or by phone.
The Fall session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, September 19th- November 14th 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.