Online user accounts will be unavailable for the time being due to a library system computer update. We are also unable to put holds on items. Hoopla, Libby, RB Digital, and our other online databases are always available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Children from Age 2 – Grade 9 can join our Winter Sky themed Winter Reading Club from Monday, January 14th – Saturday, March 2nd in the Children’s Department of the Library. Come into the library to receive your reading sheet/starship coloring sheet and then read at least 4 books/attend any programs and receive a bead for each book read/ program attended. You may enter as many times as you want. (All books should be their own library choices). We will have a display in the Children’s Room of the children’s artwork for the first book they read. Each book will be entered in our all library drawing. Call the library for more information.
A Winter Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from January 17th – March 7th. You have the choice of Thursdays at 10:30 AM OR 1:30PM. This program is designed for 3 – 5 year olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own. Registration for residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton is required and begins Wednesday, January 2nd, in person or by telephone.
Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library for Winter Baby Time on Wednesdays, January 16th through February 27th from 9:45am to 10:15am. 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 will begin Monday, January 2nd, by phone or in person at the library .
The Winter session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, January 16th through February 27th 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.
FAMILY STORYTIME: SNOWY STORIES: We’ll listen to snowy stories on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30-7:15 pm. This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult. Put on your pajamas and gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and Listen to stories about playing in the snow, make a snowman craft, and tell us what you like to do in the snow. Let’s all sing “Frosty the Snowman”. Snowy stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration is required in person or by phone.
Join us for Ages 3-5 Drop-in Story Time in the Children’s Room at the Library. The programs are Thursday, 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.
JOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES 2” on the Big Screen on Friday, December 28th at 1PM. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. This movie is Rated PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language. . It is 1hr, 45 min long. This program is open to all ages. Parents, please accompany children under 12. Popcorn will be served. No registration required. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!!