Category Archive: childrens

LEGO Club-January

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If you’re in First Grade and up, join us for another great year LEGO Club each month at the  Library.  The next meeting of the club  for this season will be on Monday, January 27th at 4-5PM.  The children will build on a different theme each month.  We’ll create some frozen castles, snow people, igloos, or landscapes- Anything to help us think about SNOW!  .  All supplies will be provided; the children only need to bring their imagination and creativity to each session.  Registration for residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton is required, by phone or in person at the library, or by e-mail to ntkidsdesk@nioga.org.  Please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail.  We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.

 

 

 

 

Revised Winter Reading Club Rules

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wintersnowmanChildren from Age 2 – Grade 9 can join our  Winter Reading Club from Monday, January  20th- Saturday, February 29th in the Children’s Department of the  Library.   Come into the library to receive your tickets for each 5 books checked out of the library.  You may enter as many times as you want. (All books should be their own library choices).    Each book will be entered in our all library drawing.  Receive a bead to add to your chain for each book read.  Call the library for more information.

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Family Saturday Specials

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Saturday Specials are continuing @ 10 am.  Join us every week for fun stories and activities.  Families with children of all ages are welcome.  Parents must remain in the building.  No registration required.  For more information call the library  or stop by.

Winter Snowflake craft

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Enjoy our Winter snowflake Craft  at the Library.  On Saturday, January 11th , children are invited to join us in the Children’s Room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to make winter snowflakes.    Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.

Winter Preschool Story Hour

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Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered on  THURSDAYS, January 16th- March 12th  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.  Preschool years (Ages 3-5) are a time of transition to school years, and for that reason our Story Hour is for preschoolers to enjoy on their own. All children are individuals, and some children will be better prepared for this group when they are 3 1/2.  Please feel free to discuss this with a Children’s Librarian, and we can direct your child to the group that is for them.    All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library.Registration for all these programs is ongoing, by phone or in person at the library.
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Winter Terrific Two’s- 11-11:30

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The Winter session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, January 15th- March 11th  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.

 

 

 

 

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Winter Babytime

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Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library  for our Winter session of Baby Time on Wednesdays, January 15th through March 11th from 9:45 am to 10:15 am. 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 is ongoing by phone or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton. Visit the library online.

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S.T.E.A.M Activity Day

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Blow off some STEAM this Holiday season at the Library, on Monday, December 30th anytime from 1-5PM.  Our Children’s play area will have KEVA planks for building, DUPLO blocks, Coloring sheets for all ages, plus our already tried and true chalkboard, Doctor’s office, puzzles, and kitchen. Bring your child, and relax while you both spend some time with all of our educational activities.  We will have an assortment of crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the activities!  Join us also for a hands-on demonstration of the Sphero, and other STEAM toys.  We will also be introducing our new STEAM kits, which will be available to borrow from the library.  These great kits include a book and activities that are STEAM related.  These would be great for homeschool families!.  NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.

 

Holiday Break at the Movies 2

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JOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES 2” on the Big Screen  on Saturday, December 28th at 1PM.  Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.  Rated PG for action and some impolite humor  It is 1hr., 42 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.

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Holiday Break at the Movies 1

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Please JOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES ” on the Big Screen at the Library on Friday, December 27th at 1PM. Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.  This movie is Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.  It is 1hr., 37 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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Baby/ Toddler Drop-In Storytime

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Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are welcome to stop by the library and enjoy drop-in storytime.  Join us on Wednesdays, December 11th  and 18th from 10:30-11 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.

Paws for Reading- Formerly Read to the Dogs

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DECEMBER 8TH IS CANCELED

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 SUNDAY, December 15th 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 ntkidsdesk@nioga.org,  please make sure you receive a confirmation e-mail.

 

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Ages 3-5 Drop-In Storytime

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Join us for Ages 3-5 Drop-in Story Time in the Children’s Room at the Library.  The programs are Thursdays,  December 4th and 18th 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.

Elf on the Shelf

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Again this year, the Elf on the Shelf, Sir Elfs-a-Lot, is visiting the  and getting into all sorts of mischief.  Visit the Children’s Room daily from December 2nd through the 21st 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!!

 

 

 

Holiday Craft Day

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Enjoy our Holiday Craft  at the Library.  On Saturday, December 7th , children are invited to join us in the Children’s Room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to make an accordion Christmas tree and a Holiday mobile. You can also 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.

 

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