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January Programs

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January Programs

     Have you registered for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” which encourages reading to young children. Any child, from birth to the day they enter Kindergarten, is able to register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten in the Children’s Department.

After signing up, you and your child will receive your first reading log.  Return to the library each time you and your child have completed 100 books to receive a special sticker and your next 100 books reading log. Additional prizes will be awarded for various milestones. Books may be read more than once and recorded each time.

The program will take anywhere from a few months to a few years as it is self-paced and will depend on how often you read together. The free program is open to residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton. For more information, please call the library.

FAMILY STORYTIME (FORMERLY BEDTIME STORY FUN)  LET’S FIND OUT WHAT SNOWMEN DO AT NIGHT  Join us on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30 -7:15 for stories about snowmen.    Put on your pajamas, gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and listen to stories about snowmen.  This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult.  Snowy stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers.  Registration is required in person or by phone.

Children 9 to 23 months are invited to the Library for our First session of Winter Baby Time on Wednesdays, January 11th through February 15th, 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 begins Tuesday, December 27th  by phone or in person at the library . This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.
Children from Ages 2 – Grade 9 can join our Build a Better World themed Winter Reading Club from Monday, January 16th through March 4th  in the Children’s Department of the Library.   Come into the library to receive your reading sheet and then read up to 5 books and receive a prize (All books should be their own library choices).  We will have a display in the Children’s Room of the children’s artwork for the first book they read.   After reading just one book and drawing a picture or writing about their library book choice, children will receive a free book.  Call the library  for more information.
Winter Terrific Two’s- Session 1The First Winter session of Terrific Twos storyhour will be held at the Library on Wednesdays, January 11th through February 15th from 11-11:30 AM.  The children and their accompanying adults will be introduced to books, songs, fingerplays, and socializing.  Children, accompanied by an adult, will be introduced to the library through stories, songs, and activities. Children must be two years old by the first session. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27th by phone or in person at the library.  This activity is for the residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendleton.

Kids in grades 4 and up may join us for S.T.E.A.M. Powered Club on Wednesday, January 11th from 4-5:30 pm.  The club focuses on different themes each month based on science, technology, and art.  We will Create create our own colorful self-portraits and framed art projects.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.
JOIN US FOR “MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY AT THE MOVIES “ at the Library on MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH @ 1PM.  Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.   It is 1 hr. 27 min. long.  The movie is RATED PG  for mild action and some thematic elements. 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.
AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB:  MEET CAROL AND HER GUIDE DOG, TINO:   Join us on Thursday, January 26th from 4-5:15PM. Learn about Tino’s training as Carol’s Seeing Eye dog and best friend.  Carol will tell stories about their lives together and how Tino keeps them safe..  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.

Registration 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, January 30th from 4-5PM. The children will build on a different theme each month. We’ll have a rootin’, tootin’ cowboy theme  for the month of January .  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.

 

A Winter Preschool Story Hour program for 3-5 year olds will be offered at the Library from January 26th through March 16th.   You may choose either THURSDAYS  at 10:30-11:15 OR OUR NEW THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION at 1:30-2:15.   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, January 16th  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.

 

Downloadable e-Books and e-Audiobooks

Check out Downloadable e-Books and e-Audiobooks through Overdrive.  Please just sign in with your library card to find titles.  The library will soon have a handout available to make this easier.  Just click on the Overdrive icon to begin your search.

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