Join us in the backyard of the Library on Tuesday, August 15th at 1:00-3:00 PM for an afternoon of outdoor games and activities. Bring your hula hoops, jump ropes and bubble wands. We’ll supply the chalk, freeze pops, popcorn, water toys, and face painting. Play duck-duck-goose, freeze tag and other games with your friends. This is a program for the entire family. No registration is required. In case of bad weather, we’ll have games in the library. For more information call the library.
Please Register for this rewarding program! Children in Preschool (ages 3-5)- Grade 1 may join us at the Library on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30-11:00 for our Book Buddies program. This is a great opportunity for children to have a teenager read to them. Please call to register or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To close out our summer Come to the Library for our Build a Better World Final Party on Thursday, August 10th from 4-6:30 with Special Guest Primate Sanctuary is a place of refuge and protection for primates. Carmen Presti introduces live primates in this interactive program at 4-5 PM followed by our Annual Hot Dog Picnic and Ice Cream Social under the stars at 5:30-6:30. For more information, contact the library . The Hot Dogs are generously donated by the Kiwanis Club. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
1st through 3rd Graders may Join us on Tuesdays, August 1st, and August 8th from 10:30-11:30 as we Enjoy activities about knights, and castles, and Play in our Deconstruction Zone.. The August 8th programs IS sponsored by a grant from the Grigg-Lewis Foundation.
On Thursday, July 27th from 10:30-11:15, Ages 3-5 may join us for Who are the People in the Neighborhood? Doctor, Dentist, Mailman, Fireman- We’ll read stories about people and their jobs today. This is a program for preschoolers to enjoy on their own. If you would like to donate a jar of apple juice,package of cookies, please sign up beginning today. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 693-4132, ext. 5. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join us on Wednesdays, July 26th, August 2nd and 9th , from 11:00 am to 11:30 am for Terrific Two’s storytime with stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library for our Summer session of Baby Time on Wednesdays, July 26th, August 2nd, and 9th 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. Every other week we will have a Playtime for the children. No registration is required.
Join us for our LEGO family program at the Library which will be offered on Fridays, July 21st, 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th anytime from 1-2:30. We invite all family members to come in and build a LEGO creation. Each month will have a LEGO building challenge, or children may create independently. We will post our creations to our North Tonawanda Children’s Department Facebook Page. This program is geared for children in Kindergarten and up with an adult. All supplies will be provided. No registration is necessary.
AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB:GO, SLOW, AND WHOA FOODS!!: Join us at the Library on Thursday, July 13TH at a SPECIAL TIME of 2-3:30. GO, SLOW, AND WHOA FOODS!! HEALTHY COOKING MADE FUN! For children entering grades 2 & up. Help prepare and taste delicious, healthy recipes such as fruit skewers with lots of chocolate drizzle. Presented by Ben Glurich, SNAP Nutritionist from Cornell University Cooperative Extension. We’ll also be playing fun food games. Bring something for show and tell, such as your American Girl doll, and other doll, or something that is special to you. This program is for children in grades 2 and up who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton, or Wheatfield. Registration is required in person or by phone. We ask parents of children ages 10 & under to please stay in the library.
Our 2017 Children’s Summer Reading Club, Build a Better World begins with a special “Surprise Opening” week from Monday, June19th – Saturday, June 24th . Stop into the library to register and receive a free book. Normal registration begins Monday, June 26th and continues through Friday, September 1st. This free program is for any child, ages 9 months through grade 9, who is a resident of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton. All you need is an immediate family member’s North Tonawanda Library card to join! All children registered in this program will keep a record of the activities they do and the books they read. This year, children will have an opportunity to win special prizes, and be entered in our “Build a Better World” raffle. They will be able to earn points in our weekly “Can You Dig It?” game. They can redeem these points for a special prize at the end of the program in September. As members of the club, young people will receive 1 free paperback book of their choice. Other prizes will be given for reading books, and doing special activities.. Enjoy our special Major Summer “Build a Better World” events! We again will sponsor our Build a Better… Truck Program on Wednesday, July 12th at Noon which will feature opportunites to see fire trucks, police vehicles and large trucks from our North Tonawanda Fire, Police, and Department of Public Works, and then children will be invited to enjoy a Special “Build a Better” Snack. We are excited to offer a Family LEGO Program on Fridays at 1PM. Story Hours, guest speakers, and contests will be held throughout the summer for Build a Better World members. To close out our summer, come to our Build a Better World Final Party which includes our annual Hot Dog Picnic with Special Guest Carmen Presti and Primate Sanctuary. He will introduce live primates to interact with the audience. The Party will be on Thursday, August 10th starting at 4PM and will be followed by the Hot Dog and Ice Cream Social under the stars at 5:30-6:30PM Come on into the library, log onto our website, www.ntlibrary.org, or call 693-4132, ext. 5 for more information.
Kids in grades 4 and up may join us for S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club on Wednesday, June 21st from 4-5:30 pm. The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art. June’s theme is Recycled book art. We will create a variety of book art from recycled books including bookmarks and decorations for your room.
We will also be having a book swap. Please bring 3 gently used (4th grade reading level appropriate) paperback or hardcover chapter books to exchange. The librarian will also have a selection of books. The library reserves the right to refuse any book that doesn’t meet the criteria.You will be able to take home the same number of books that you bring to the exchange. Registration is required by phone or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton. This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all Junior Friends on Thursday, June 1st at 3:45 – 5 pm. Young people entering grades 6-12 who are looking for something to do this summer may volunteer as part of the Junior Friends program at the Library. As a Junior Friend, young people can volunteer to: read to younger children as a Book Buddy, sign-up for a weekly shift in the Children’s Department to assist with the Summer Reading Club game, help children on the computers, or assist at programs. This is a great opportunity for students to fulfill required volunteer hours for Scouts, church organizations, Honor Societies, and High Schools. Our Annual Parade will be happening again this year and we will require many extra Junior Friends to help coordinate this activity. We will also need parental involvement for this program. If at all possible, be prepared to stay through the duration of the meeting, which is usually between 5 and 5:20. THE PRICE OF THE T-SHIRT HAS RISEN TO $5. 75, please bring money to the meeting if you’re interested. We apologize for any inconvenience. Registration for this meeting is required in person or by phone, (716)693-4132, ext. 5. Registration for this meeting is required in person or by phone, (716)693-4132, ext. 5
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB: FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE: Join us on Thursday, May 25th from 4-5:15PM. We’ll be making flower seed bombs by mixing shredded paper and flower seeds. Then throw the bombs in your garden, give them water, and watch the flowers grow! Bring something for show and tell, such as your American Girl doll, any other doll or something special to you. This program is for children entering grades 2 and up who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton, or Wheatfield. Registration is required in person or by phone, 693-4132, ext. 5.
FAMILY STORYTIME (FORMERLY BEDTIME STORY FUN) PRETEND YOU’RE A TRUCK DRIVER Join us on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 -7:15 for Truck stories. Put on your pajamas, gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and listen to stories about all kinds of big trucks. This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult. Truck stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration is required in person or by phone.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 12th, from 12-1:30PM at the Library, as we kick off our Summer Reading Club with our “On Your Mark, Get Set, Come See Trucks” Program. This program will feature opportunities to see fire trucks, police vehicles and large trucks from our North Tonawanda Fire, Police, and Department of Public Works, and then enjoy a Crazy Food Concoction This program is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, please call the library.