Category Archive: childrens

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

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Kids in grades 4 and up are invited to S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club on  Wednesday, November 20th  from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm.  The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art. No registration is necessary for these programs. November’s theme is  “Gadgets, Coding, and Imagination.” We  will use different STEAM gadgets including Makey Makeys, Ozobots, Spheros, Bloxel Boards, and a Dash Robot to explore technology and coding projects.  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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LEGO Club- November

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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 North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, 716-693-4132, ext. 5 www.ntlibrary.org,.  The next meeting of the club will be on Monday, November 25th  at 4-5PM.  The children will build on a different theme each month. Dinosaurs and other creatures roamed the Earth in Prehistoric times.  We’ll build  prehistoric places today.   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.

 

Halloween Craft

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Come and join us for Spooky Halloween Craft Day at the Library . On Saturday, October 26th, children are invited to join us in the children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to create a variety of Halloween decorations and crafts. Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.  JOIN US FIRST AT 10am FOR OUR SATURDAY SPECIAL STORYTIME!

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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.

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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