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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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S.T.E.A.M Powered Club- Gr. 4 and Up- 4-5:15- May

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Kids in grades 4 and up may join us for S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club on Wednesday, May 10th from 4-5:30 pm.  The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art.  We will create a variety of crafts using items found in nature—including flowers, rocks, and leaves. We 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. This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Spring Preschool Story Hour

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springishereA Spring Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from May 11th – June 8th .   You may choose either THURSDAYS  at 10:30-11:15AM OR  1:30-2:15PM.    These programs are for 3 – 5 year-olds who are ready to enjoy Story Hour on their own.  Registration for residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton begins Monday, May 1st  in person or by phone.  We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.   All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library.

 

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Spring Break at the Movies 2

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SINGMOVIEJOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES 2” on the Big Screen at the Library Friday, April 14th at 1PM. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. This movie is Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril.  It is 1hr. 48 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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Spring Concert- with the Easter Bunny

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eastereggJoin us at the Library as we present our annual Springtime Concert for ALL AGES, on Thursday, April 13th from 6:30-7:30 PM. One of our annual favorites is the music of Cindy Sue who will  entertain us with Spring songs and activities to help us celebrate the Easter season.  Cindy Sue’s musical show is full of songs that bring sunshine, good thoughts, memories, and joy.  For more information please call the library or by e-mail ntkidsdesk@nioga.org . There will be a special appearance by THE EASTER BUNNY!  Parents:  Bring your cameras to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. TREATS FOR ALL!

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Spring Break at the Movies

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moanaJOIN US FOR “SPRING BREAK AT THE MOVIES 1” on the Big Screen at the Library on Wednesday, April 12th at 1PM. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. This movie is Rated PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements.    It is 1hr. 47 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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Read to the Dogs- April

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readtothedogskurly2We welcome the return of our Read to the Dogs Program for Children in Grades K-6 Children in Grades K-6 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 Kurly, the dog.  She loves when children read to her, so bring your child to the Library, on SUNDAY, April 2nd from 2:45-4:30. This time includes a flexible 15-minute break for Kurly.  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, Kurly!   We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.

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Spring Craft

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springflowercraftIt’s Spring Craft Day at the  Library. On Saturday, April 1st , children are invited to join us in the Children’s Room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to Celebrate spring by making flower and butterfly crafts. Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required.  For additional information, please call the library, visit in person , or visit online .

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LEGO Club- March

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batmanlegoRegistration fills quickly for the LEGO Club each month at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, www.ntlibrary.org.   The club will meet on Monday, March 27th from 4-5PM. The children will build on a different theme each month. To celebrate the new LEGO Batman movie- we’ll build anything related to our love of Superheroes.    Registration for residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton is required by phone or in person at the library, or by e-mailing rstutzma@nioga.org.  If you e-mail, please make sure that you receive a confirmation response

 

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American Girl- March

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kiddingaroundyogaAMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB:  KIDDING AROUND YOGA:   Join us on Thursday, March 23rd  from 4-5:15PM. Learn yoga poses, breathing instructions, & relaxation techniques. You may bring your own yoga mat or one will be provided.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.  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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Read to the Dogs-March

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readtothedogskurly4We welcome the return of our Read to the Dogs Program for Children in Grades K-6 Children in Grades K-6 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 Kurly, the dog.  She loves when children read to her, so bring your child to the Library, on SATURDAY, March 4th from 2-4:30 P.M and  SUNDAY, March 19th from 2:45-4:30. This time includes a flexible 15-minute break for Kurly.  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, Kurly!   We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.

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