Join us on Wednesdays, June 27th through August 15th , from 11:00 am to 11:30 am for Toddler storytime with easy crafts, toys, music, and games for toddlers and their caregivers. PLEASE NOTE: The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join us Tuesday, June 26th 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.
Join us for “Talent Show Tryout Tuesdays” anytime between 1 and 4 PM beginning Tuesday, June 26th through Tuesday, July 31st in the Children’s Department. Practice your special singing, dancing or other surprising talent for our Monday, August 6th Talent Show. Children must be entering Grade 1 to participate in the talent show. All ages welcome for tryouts. Due to time limitations, not all acts will be chosen for the Talent Show. There will be a dress rehearsal on Friday, August 10thfrom 1-3PM. Performance on August 6th is at the discretion of the Children’s Librarians. You are limited to a 3-minute performance. No registration necessary for tryouts. For more information, please call 693-4132, ext. 5.
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB: SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF: Join us on Thursday, June 21st from 4-5:15PM. To coordinate with our end of the summer talent show, we’ll have a “show off your stuff” program today. You can play an instrument, sing a song, read a poem, bring something you made or something you wrote. Don’t be shy!! . 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. Registration is required.
Join us at the Library on Friday, June 22nd at 11:00AM- 12:00PM for a special book character visit. Meet Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Be ready to give Mouse a big hug. The whole family is welcome to listen to Mouse stories and participate in mouse songs, activities and a craft. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with Mouse. Weather permitting: the program will be held outside in the backyard of the library. No registration is required. For more information call the library at 693-4132, ext.5. Mouse’s visit is courtesy of Barnes and Noble.
Kids in grades 4 and up may join us for S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club on Wednesday, June 20th from 4-5:15 pm. The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art. June’s theme is “Puzzles.” We will create a variety of our own puzzles-word puzzles, puzzle games, paper jigsaw puzzles, and learn about how puzzles are made and famous puzzles through videos and activitie! Registration is required by phone or in person at the library.
Join us for LEGO Build @ the library in the Children’s Department on Mondays, June 11th and 18th anytime from 6:30- 8PM. We invite all family members to come in and build with our LEGOs, DUPLOs, or our KEVA Planks. Each month, we will have a LEGO building challenge, or children and their families may create independently. This program is geared for children in Kindergarten and up with an adult. All supplies will be provided. No registration is necessary. For more information please call the library.
FAMILY STORYTIME: A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!: Celebrate our animal friend’s birthdays with stories and songs on Tuesday, May 8th 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. Birthday stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration is required in person or by phone.
CREATE A CRAFT:DROP IN: Join us at the Library on Wednesdays, April 25th, and May 9th and 23rd between 6:30 and 8:00 PM and create a craft. There will be a wide variety of craft items to work with….construction paper, stickers, crayons, pipe cleaners, foam pieces. Use your imagination and see what exciting crafts you can make. Everyone is welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information call the library.
Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library for Spring Baby Time on Wednesdays, May 9th through June 6th from 9:45am to 10:15am. The children and their accompanying adults will be introduced to books, songs, fingerplays, antd socializing. Come to the library and share a special time with your children. Registration will begin Monday, April 30th by phone or in person at the library .
The Spring session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, May 9th through June 6th 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 begins Monday,April 30th, by phone or in person at the library. This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.
Families are invited to the Library for a Drop-In Family Coloring Program in the Children’s Room on Tuesdays, May 1st and 15th anytime between 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We will have coloring sheets available for all ages and an assortment of crayons, colored pencils, and markers. Coloring has become a fun activity for children and adults. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and help to promote overall wellness. Bring your child, and relax while you both spend some time coloring. This program is perfect for all ages! No registration necessary. For more information visit the library online.
A Spring Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from May 10th through June 14th. You may choose either THURSDAY MORNINGS at 10:30-11:15 OR THURSDAY AFTERNOONS at 1:30-2:15. These programs are for 3 -5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own. Registration begins Monday, April 30th, in person or by phone.
AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB: IT’S YOGA TIME: Join us at the Library on Thursday, April 19th at 4-5:15learn different yoga poses and relaxing techniques. You may bring your own mat or we will provide you with one. The class is taught by Donna Baia, a certified children’s yoga teacher. Please visit her website, http://www.kiddingaroundyoga.com/donna. This program is for children in grades 2 & up . Registration is required in person or by phone.
If you’re in First Grade and up, join us for another great year of LEGO Club. Registration fills quickly for the LEGO Club each month at the Library. The next meeting will be on Monday,April 16th at 4-5PM. The children will build on a different theme each month. This month we will focus on Sports and Sports Stadiums. All supplies will be provided; the children only need to bring their imagination and creativity to each session. Registration is required, by phone or in person or by e-mail. Please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail.