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.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 11th , 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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy our Spring Craft at the Library. On Saturday, March 24th , children are invited to join us in the children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to create fun spring animal crafts. Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required. For additional information, please call the library.
Blow off some STEAM this Holiday season at the Library, on Wednesday, December 27th from 9:30-5PM. 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 our new amazing Launching Pad devices. 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! Color a picture and receive a free book. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.
We think that Michael Joseph and SANTA have become two of our favorite Holiday traditions at the Library. So, please join us once again for OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOW with Special Guest: SANTA on Thursday, December 21st from 6:30-7:30. Michael Joseph’s magic will delight and mystify all ages. We also will enjoy a MAGICAL visit from SANTA CLAUS. There will be treats for all. Parents: Pictures with Santa may be taken after all children receive their treats. No registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free program. No registration necessary.
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.
There 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 5:20. THE 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
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