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|We have rearranged the whole J398 section to make it easier for you, the patron to find your favorite fairy tales, nursery rhymes, scary stories, etc. Just look under Mother Goose that is hanging from the ceiling for these stories. Looking for Cinderella, Rapunzel, Gingerbread Boy, etc., look in J398.2 (Story title). Looking for a tale from another land? Search J398.2094(Country). Check out our Tall tales– Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, etc. You can now find them in J398.22(Person). What about Fables like Anansi, Aesop, and Uncle Remus– find these in J398.21(Author). We love mermaid, dragon, and mythical beast tales, and they are now found in J398.2454(mythical beast name). Who doesn’t love a scary story or a Monster Tale? Find these in J398.25(Author) and J398.45(Monster name). Finally, find your favorite Mother Goose and nursery rhymes in J398.8(Moth or by Author). As always, if you’re unable to find something, just ask a Children’s Librarian.|
|We 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, October 2nd, November 13th, and December 11th from 2:45-4:30 P.M. 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.
|JOIN US FOR “COLUMBUS DAY AT THE MOVIES” on the Big Screen at the Library on Monday, October 10th at 1PM. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. This movie is Rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril. It is 1hr. 46 min. long.This program is open to all ages. Parents, please accompany children under 12. 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.|
|Kids in grades 4 and up may join us for a Weird But True and Guinness World Records on Thursday, October 12th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.We will complete activities and crafts about the Weird But True and Guinness World Records’ book series. 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.|
|Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month on Saturday, October 15th from 1-2 PM. Join our Polish presenter, Mrs. Pockalny as she talks about Polish American customs. She will be showing us her decorated eggshell crafts, dolls in regional costumes, and other Polish collectibles. The program is for children between the ages of 7-14. Children will be making an eggshell picture ornament. Parents are invited to stay and help with the craft. Registration is limited and required in person or by phone. Open to children who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton, or Wheatfield.|
|AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB: LET’S TALK FRIENDSHIP: Join us on Thursday, October 20th from 4-5:15PM. Say “Hi” to old friends and meet new friends. Participate in fun friendship activities. Make an origami gift box and other friendship crafts. 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.|
|FAMILY STORYTIME (FORMERLY BEDTIME STORY FUN) HALLOWEEN HIJINKS: Join us on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 -7:15 for some spooky Halloween Stories. Put on your pajamas or your Halloween costume, gather up a favorite teddy or a blanket and listen to spooky stories and sing Halloween songs . This is a family storytime for children ages 2 & up accompanied by an adult. Spooky stories, songs, and crafts are planned for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration is required in person or by phone.|
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.