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December Programs

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All Programs are Free and Open to the Public.

Registered Programs are for Residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton.

The Elf on the Shelf is visiting the Children’s Room and getting into all sorts of mischief.  Visit the Children’s room daily from December 1st through December 23rd to find the elf.  Let the Children’s Librarian know when you find the elf and win a prize and a book.

HAVE FUN ELF HUNTING!!

Join us on  Wednesdays, Dec. 6th, 20th, January 3rd and 10th at 10:30-11:00, and Thursday, Dec. 14th at 1:30-2:00 for a drop- in  Baby story time in the Childrens’ Room.  This program features a lively mixture of stories, rhymes and music. .No registration is required. The children must be accompanied by a parent.  We’ll have a surprise theme every day.  After the storytime stay and play with our toys, Legos, and puzzles.
Come out of the cold, relax and enjoy Ages 2-5 Drop-in Story Time in the Children’s Room at the Library.  The programs are Tuesdays: December 5th and 12th  at 1:30-2:00, January 2nd and 9th at 10:30- 11:00 AND Thursdays: December 28thand January 11th  at 10:30-11:00, and December 7th and 14th  at 1:30-2:00. There will be a lively mixture of favorite stories, rhymes, and songs.  No registration is required. Stories are planned for toddlers and preschoolers.   All children must be accompanied by an adult.  After the storytime stay and play with our toys, Legos, and puzzles.

 

AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB: A WELLIE WISHER PARTY:  Join us at the Library on Thursday, December 14th at 4-5:15.   Design a pair of Wellie Wisher boots, make a garden crown, and play American Girl Holiday Trivia. We will also be making a garden crown and designing a pair of Wellie Wisher boots.    This program is for children in grades 2 & up . Registration is required in person or by phone.

Celebrate the holidays with Holiday Craft Day at the Library.  On Saturday, December 16th, children are invited to join us in the children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to create a paper snow globe craft.  You can also help make an ornament to put on our library Christmas tree.  Children five and under may need a parent’s help. No registration is required.
FAMILY STORYTIME – BEDTIME AND PAJAMAS-  Join us on Tuesday, December 19th  at 6:30 -7:15PM for Bedtime stories.   Put on your pajamas, gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and listen to scary stories.  This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult.  Bedtime and Pajama stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers.  Registration is required in person or by phone.
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.

 

After a hectic day of shopping come into the library and JOIN US FOR “HOLIDAY BREAK AT THE MOVIES 1” on the Big Screen Tuesday, December 26th @ 1PM.  Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. This movie is Rated PG for action and rude humor.  It is 1hr., 30 min. long.  This program is open to all ages.  Parents, please accompany children under 12.  Popcorn will be served.  No registration required.
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.

 

 

On Friday, December 29th from 2-3:30, We invite all family members to come in and build a LEGO creation.    We will have a LEGO building challenge, or children may create independently.  We will post our creations to our North Tonawanda Children’s Department Facebook Page. This program is geared for children in Kindergarten and up with an adult.   All supplies will be provided.  No registration is necessary. 

 

          Enjoy The LEGO Ninjago Movie  on the Big Screen in the Library Meeting Room on Friday, December 30th at 1PM.  Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. This movie is Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.  It is 1hr., 41 min. long.  This program is open to all ages.  Parents, please accompany children under 12.  Popcorn will be served.  No registration required.

 

 All Programs are Sponsored by the Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library.   We ask parents of children ages 10 and younger to please stay in the library.

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