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Outdoor Game Day

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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.

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Book Buddies

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buildabetterworldgeneralPlease 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 rstutzma@nioga.org.

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Hot Dog Picnic and Primate Sanctuary

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primatesHOTDOGTo 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.

 

 

 

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Grades 1-3 Summer Programs

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buildabetterworld 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.

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Pre-K Story Hour

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DOCTORDUCKOn 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.

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Summer Toddler Storytime

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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.

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Babytime-Summer

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summerbabyChildren 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.

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LEGO Family Program

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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.

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American Girl Club- Summer

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HEALTHYFOODSAMERICAN 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Children’s Summer Reading Club

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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.

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

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alteredbookKids 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.
 


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Junior Friend Meeting

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teen volunteersThere 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 5:20THE 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

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American Girl Club- May

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flowerseedbombsAMERICAN 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.

 

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Family Storytime (Formerly Bedtime Story Fun)- May

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trucksFAMILY 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.

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Build a Better… Truck Program

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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.

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