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.
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.
Young people entering grades 6-12 who are looking for something to do this summer may volunteer as part of the Junior Friends program. Please call to register. Our Junior Friend sign-up this year will be online. You will need to watch our videos which will explain the rules and procedure for registering. 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. All Junior Friends may register through the library website, www.ntlibrary.org beginning Wednesday,May 29th for experienced Junior Friends and Wednesday, June 5th , where they will then be given access to orientation videos for the program and the registration process . The videos must be viewed, and the online document must be signed before your first volunteer day. We will also be selling the T-shirt ‘uniform’ which will cost $6.00 due by Thursday, June 14th. If you have any questions, or just wish to register, please call the library at 716-693-4132, ext. 5.
Celebrate Spring with Spring Craft Day at the Library . On Saturday, April 13th, children are invited to join us in the children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to create a caterpillar and butterfly crafts. Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.
Join us in the backyard of the Library on Tuesday, August 7th 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.
Join our Summer Reading Club! Teens and adults can enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card or our 33 runner-up prizes with every book they read. Sign up and get a sweet treat, then come to our live concerts or Buffalo Science Museum presentation! Now through Labor Day.
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.
To 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.
Wed., June 14th at 6:30pm: Recipe and demo: healthy potato salad by dietician Ben Glurich. Please register at the Information Desk or by phone at 693-4132, ext. 4. Don’t let spoiled food ruin your summer picnics!
Meet local YA author Molly Bilinski on Friday, June 9th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm! Get your copy of Lady of Sherwood signed–copies will be available for sale during the program via the Friends of the library.
JOIN 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.
Saturday, November 19th @ 11am
For the whole family.
If you’re tired of the same old squash soup and pumpkin pie, come in and learn how to make a healthy squash risotto. Food will definitely be served!
Register at the Information Desk or call 716-693-4132, ext. 4
Tuesday, August 16th @ 10am
Do you feel stressed out?
Learn a few tips about managing your stress and create a jar of positive thoughts to take home!
Register at the Information Desk or by calling 716-693-4132, ext. 4