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Family Book Walk

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Families with kids in Kindergarten-6th grade are invited to a Family Book Walk event on Columbus Day Monday, October 14th. The Book Walk will be set up behind the  Library. Drop-in anytime between 10am- 12pm to take a self-guided stroll and read a story as you go! Children and their accompanying adults will be immersed in the story of How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman as they traverse the Book Walk trail. An extension activity will be available after completing the Book Walk as well as the chance to taste an “Apple Pie in a Cup”. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. For questions call the library.

Columbus Day at the Movies

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Please JOIN US FOR “COLUMBUS DAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES ” on the Big Screen at the Library on Monday, October 14th  at 1PM.  When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.   This movie is Rated G.    It is 1 hr. 40 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.

 

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Fall Story Hours for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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    The fall session of Terrific Twos Toddler storyhour will also be held on Wednesdays, September 11th-November 20th at 11:00 am to 11:30 am. Children in this group must be two years old by the first session. We will welcome 3 to 3 1/2 year olds as they make the transition to our preschool story hour. Please feel free to discuss this with a Children’s Librarian, and we can direct your child to the group that is for them. 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.

Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered on Thursdays, September 12th-November 21st 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. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library. Registration for these programs is ongoing by phone (716-693-4132 ext. 5) or in person at the library.

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 for our final Paws for Reading of this season on SUNDAYS, October 6th and 20th. 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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S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club-September

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           Kids in grades 4 and above are invited to join the S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club at the North Tonawanda Public Library (505 Meadow Dr) on Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art.  September’s theme is “Tape it and Paint it: Decorations and Art Projects.” Attendees will use different techniques of taping and painting to create decorations and art projects for their rooms and lockers.

Registration is required by phone at (716) 693-4132 ext.5 or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.

Summer Yoga for Pre-K and Ages 6-12

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Come join us for our Fabulous Friday yoga classes perfect for ALL AGES on Friday, August 30th! In these half hour interactive classes, children will enjoy learning yoga poses while playing games, moving and dancing to original Kidding Around Yoga music and storytelling.  Yoga will be offered for children Ages 3-5 @ 10-10:30 and Ages 6-12 @ 11-11:30.   Registration is required for each session.  Space is limited, and registration is ongoing.  Parent/caregiver participation is optional, but parent/caregiver must remain in the library.  Children may bring their own yoga mat or one will be provided.  Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and Preschoolers may bring a small stuffed animal.

Checkers the Inventor and Hot Dog Picnic–Monday, August 12th, 5:30-8:00 pm

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    To close out our summer, come to the Library for our Universe of Stories Event with Checkers the Inventor on Monday, August 12th at 5:30-6:30 pm. Come and see the Checkers the Inventor show which promises to amaze the audience of children while teaching the importance of reading throughout the summer. The performance is a vibrant blend of magic, comedy, juggling, and stunts. It incorporates a unique, space themed story line that engages young audiences and generates participation.

Checkers will be followed by our Annual Hot Dog Picnic and Ice Cream Social under the stars at 6:30-8. For more information, contact the library. The Hot Dogs  are generously donated by the Friends of the Library.  All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Trucks Rock! Program

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Please join us on Wednesday, July 10th , from 12-1:30PM at the Library, as we kick off our Summer Reading Club with our TRUCKS ROCK! 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 come into the Library for a Special Snack. This program is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For more information, please call the library.

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Book Buddies

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ANNOUNCING, BOOK BUDDIES WITH NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY!  Children in Preschool (ages 3-5)- Grade 1 may join us at the  Library on Thursdays, JUNE 27TH, JULY 18TH AND AUGUST 1ST  at 10:30-11:00 for our Book Buddies program.  This has been such a rewarding experience for teengers and children alike, as the children have a great opportunity to meet and befriend some kind and friendly teenagers, and share some stories together.   Please call for information.

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Patriotic Parade

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Join us Tuesday, June 25th  at 11:00 for a Patriotic Parade at the Library.  Decorate your bike, tricycle, or wagon with streamers, balloons, or flags.  Be creative with your decorations!!  Wear, red, white, or blue! Walkers are also invited to join the parade.  Participants should meet in the back of the library at 10:45 AM.  We will have a short parade to the High School and back, and then return to the library for popsicles.  All ages are welcome.  Parents are asked to accompany children age 5 and under along the parade route.  For further information call the library.  No registration is required.  There will be no rain date.

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Hey, Junior Friends- Volunteers Needed!

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Young people entering grades 6-12 who are looking for something to do this summer may volunteer as part of the Junior Friends program.  Our Junior Friend sign-up this year will be online.  You will need to watch our videos which will explain the rules and procedure for registering.    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. All Junior Friends may register through the library website, www.ntlibrary.org, where they will then be given access to orientation  videos for the program and the registration process .  The videos must be viewed, and the online document must be signed before your first volunteer day.  We will also be selling the T-shirt ‘uniform’ which will cost $6.00 due by Thursday, June 14th.   If you have any questions, or just wish to register, please call the library at 716-693-4132, ext. 5.  IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE CALL IF YOU’RE AVAILABLE TO SUBSTITUTE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, JUNE 24TH AND 25TH.  

Children’s Summer Reading Club

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We are so excited  for our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 30th .    This free program is for anyone beginning at 9 months who is a resident of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton.   All children registered in our program will keep a record of the activities they do and the books they read.  This year, they will have an opportunity to win special prizes, and be entered in our raffle.  They will be able to earn points in our weekly “Universe of Stories” game beginning Monday, June 24th.   They can redeem these points for a special prize at the end of the program in August.  As members of the club, young  people will  receive 1 free paperback book of their choice.    Enjoy our special “Recreation Celebrations”!  On Wednesday, July 10thfrom 12-1:30 we will  hold  our “Trucks Rock!” Program 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 attendees will be invited into the library to enjoy a Special Snack.  Story Hours, guest speakers, movies, and contests will be held throughout the summer for all. To close out our summer, come to our final  Charlie the Inventor Show and Hot Dog Picnic.  The Party will be on Monday, August 12th  starting at 5:30PM and will be followed by the Hot Dog Picnic and Ice Cream Social under the stars at 6:30-7:30PM.  Come on into the library, log onto our website,  or call  for more information.

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FANCY NANCY:  Ooh-la-la!!  You’re invited to a Fancy Nancy Party at the Libraryon Saturday June 2nd from 1-2 pm.  This program is open to young ladies and gentlemen ages 4 & up.  Listen to a Fancy Nancy story, enjoy a very fancy snack, and make a fancy craft.  Dress in your fanciest clothes.  Remember to wear your glamorous accessories.  Registration is required in person or by phone.  This program is open to children who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton, or Wheatfield.

teen volunteers.jpgYoung 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. 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.  There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all Junior Friends on Thursday, June 7th at 3:45 – 5 pm.  If at all possible, be prepared to stay through the duration of the meeting, which is usually between 5 and 5:20.   Bring $5 to the meeting and you can buy our Junior Friends t-shirt “uniform” that is being sold by the Friends of the Library. Please discuss any meeting conflicts with Mrs. Stutzman prior to the June 7th meeting. Registration for this meeting is required in person or by phone.

dogjumping.jpgAMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB- Children in grades 2 and up may join us on Thursday, June 14th from 4-5:15PM.Meet Sandy the lab and Creeker the retriever.Watch the dogs perform freestyle agility tricks.Enjoy interactive play with the dogs.Take home a surprise gift from each dog.In honor of Flag Day the dogs will be wearing red, white, or blue; you can also wear something in those colors.Bring a blanket because the dogs will be performing outside if the weather is nice.Bring something for show and tell, such as your American Girl doll, any other 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.

Picture87.jpgTEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER:  Did you ever wonder what teddy bears do at night?  Drop off your teddy bear or any other stuffed animal to spend the night in the Children’s room at the Library.   Drop off date is Friday, June 15th between 9:30AM and 5:00PM.  You may pick up your animal between 9:30AM and 5PM on Saturday, June 16th.   If you come anytime between 1:30 and 3:00PM on Saturday, June 18th, you and your animal friend may enjoy an ice cream together.  Pictures of the sleepover will be on the library’s website (www.ntlibrary.org, click on Kids Stuff), or on our Facebook Page after Tuesday, June 21st.  Registration is required in person or by phone.

dremabigread.jpgDream to Be… is the 2012 Summer Reading Club at the North Tonawanda Public Library.    Fun “Nocturnal” and other adventures will start on June 25th  and run through August 18th for any child, 9 months through grade 9, who is a resident of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton.
All children registered in this free program will keep a record of the books they read (or have read to them).  They will be able to earn points each week in our “Goodnight Moon” game.   They can redeem these points for a special prize at the end of the program in August.  As members of the club, young people will receive 2 free paperback books of their choice and a free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty treat certificate after reading just one book.
Enjoy our special “Summer Celebrations!”  On Tuesday, June 26th, we kickoff our club with Jeff Musial’s Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics at 1PM.
On Wednesday, July 18th, Enjoy Magic and Fun with Charlie (the cowboy) and Checkers (the Clown)at 1PM.
To close out our summer Come to our final Dream to Be… Event which includes our annual Hot Dog Picnic with Special Guest Hawk Creek Wildlife Center and their Talk on the Wild Side Show.”   The Hot Dog Evening Extavaganza on Thursday, August 9th starting at 5PM will be followed by an Ice Cream Social under the stars at 6:15-7:30. Adult Summer Reading Program weekly prize drawings will end on Saturday, August 11th at 2PM.  Story Hours, guest speakers, movies, and contests will be held throughout the summer for Dream to Be… members.
Registration for all begins on June 25th and continues through August 11th.  All you need is an immediate family member’s North Tonawanda Library card to join!  Come on into the library, log onto our website,
www.ntlibrary.org,  or call 693-4132, ext. 5 for more information.

We are excited at the Library as we kickoff our 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream to Be…” with a special visit Jeff Musial’s Nickel City Reptile and Exotics on Tuesday, June 26th at 1PM.  Jeff Musial brings his animal friends for a show which is a unique blend of quality education and comedic timing that is unlike anyone else in his field. He keeps audiences involved with his in-depth knowledge and keeps them smiling and laughing with his witty comments and “fun facts” on each of his scaly, furry and feathered friends.   Bring the entire family to this educational and entertaining program.  No registration is required for this free program.  Weather permitting, this program will be held outdoors, so bring a blanket or lounge chair.  For more information, call the library.  “This program is supported (in part) by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Nioga Library System.”

heartanimal.jpgCome to the Library on Saturday, February 11th, for a Valentine’s Craft.Children may come to the Children’s Room anytime between 10am and 4pm and make a sweet heart animal to take home.  Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required.  For additional information, please call or visit the library, or e-mail rstutzma@nioga.org.

Austin and Sandy.jpgJoin Sandy and her handler at the library on SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 4TH AND 18TH AND SUNDAY,FEBRUARY 12TH from 2-4:30 P.M..  Children in Grades 1-6 may practice their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog.  This is a great opportunity for children who are reluctant readers, reluctant about dogs, or just love to read and be with our friend, Sandy!  This time includes a flexible 15-minute break for Sandy. You may sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the library, or e-mailing rstutzma@nioga.org with the child’s name, grade, and phone number.

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Anyone in Grades 3 and up may join us for our Winter Break Guitar Hero Party at the Library. We’ll enjoy the Guitar Hero Playstation game. This could be your chance at STARDOM! Refreshments will be provided.  It will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd from 12:30-2P.M. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information call the library or e-mail rstutzma@nioga.org.

Puss-in-boots.jpgJOIN US FOR “WINTER BREAK AT THE MOVIES” on the Big Screen at the Library on Friday, February 24th at 3PM.  A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends.  This movie is Rated PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor.  It is 1hr., 30min 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 or e-mail rstutzma@nioga.org.

Our library is granted the rights to show movies through Movie Licensing Corporation.However, we CANNOT have the title publicized outside of the library, as this is a copyright restriction.If you have any questions, please contact me.

Mrs. Stutzman

Children’s Librarian

North Tonawanda Public Library

505 Meadow Drive

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(716)693-4132,ext. 5

This program is free and open to all!

“…That magic that happens when you tell a story right, and everybody who hears it not only loves the story, but they love you a little bit, too, for telling it so well…”

from Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan

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nickelcity.jpgWe are excited at the Library as we kickoff our 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream to Be…” with a special visit Jeff Musial’s Nickel City Reptile and Exotics on Tuesday, June 26th at 1PM.  Jeff Musial brings his animal friends for a show which is a unique blend of quality education and comedic timing that is unlike anyone else in his field. He keeps audiences involved with his in-depth knowledge and keeps them smiling and laughing with his witty comments and “fun facts” on each of his scaly, furry and feathered friends.   Bring the entire family to this educational and entertaining program.  No registration is required for this free program.  Weather permitting, this program will be held outdoors, so bring a blanket or lounge chair.  For more information, call the library.  “This program is supported (in part) by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Nioga Library System.”

 

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Junior Friend Information

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Young people entering grades 6-12 who are looking for something to do this summer may volunteer as part of the Junior Friends program. Please call to register.   Our Junior Friend sign-up this year will be online.  You will need to watch our videos which will explain the rules and procedure for registering.    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. All Junior Friends may register through the library website, www.ntlibrary.org beginning Wednesday,May 29th for experienced Junior Friends and  Wednesday, June 5th , where they will then be given access to orientation  videos for the program and the registration process .  The videos must be viewed, and the online document must be signed before your first volunteer day.  We will also be selling the T-shirt ‘uniform’ which will cost $6.00 due by Thursday, June 14th.   If you have any questions, or just wish to register, please call the library at 716-693-4132, ext. 5.

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S.T.E.A.M Powered Club- Grades 4 and up-May

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Kids in grades 4 and up are invited to join the S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club at the Library on Wednesday, May 22nd  from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art. May’s theme is Nature.
We will create a variety of crafts using items found in nature—including flowers, rocks, pine cones, tree cuttings, and leaves. They will also create nature science experiments.  Registration is required by phone or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.

 


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