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June Programs

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 Our 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Club, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read begins on Monday, June 27th and runs throughout the summer until Saturday, August 20th.  Health and wellness through sports and an active lifestyle will be promoted in different ways this summer.  This free program is for any child, ages 9 months through grade 9, who is a resident of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, or Pendleton.   All children registered in this program will keep a record of the activities they do and the books they read.  This year, they will have an opportunity to win special prizes, and be entered in our “On Your Mark… Read” raffle.  They will be able to earn points in our weekly “Save the Day Superhero” game.   They can redeem these points for a special prize at the end of the program in August.  As members of the club, young  people will  receive 1 free paperback book of their choice. They also will receive a free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty treat certificate after reading just one book.  Enjoy our special “Recreation Celebrations”!  On Wednesday, July 13th, from 12-1:30 we kickoff our club with our “On Your Mark… Get Set… Come See Trucks!” Program which will feature opportunites to see fire trucks, police vehicles and large trucks from our North Tonawanda Fire, Police, and Department of Public Works, and then children will be invited to enjoy a Special “Good to Eat, Good for You” Snack.  On Wednesday, July 27th, Come to our Spectacular Sports Day (Sports Demonstrations, try on equipment, listen to sports information). This program will be held from 1-3PM for all ages.   Join us this year for Park Wednesdays at Payne Park where you can hear stories, color pictures, get a new library card, and some special surprises!Story Hours, guest speakers, movies, and contests will be held throughout the summer for Hero… members.  To close out our summer, come to our final  On your Mark, Get Set Read Final Party which includes our annual Hot Dog Picnic with Special Guest Mike Randall and Friends and his Magic, Puppets, Ventriloquism, Storytelling show.  The Party will be on Thursday, August 11th starting at 5PM and will be followed by the Hot Dog and Ice Cream Social under the stars at 6:30-7:30PM.   Registration for all  begins on June 27th and continues through August 20th .  All you need is an immediate family member’s North Tonawanda Library card to join!  Come on into the library, log onto our website,,  or call 693-4132, ext. 5 for more information.


Join us Thursday, June 30th  at 11:00 for a Patriotic Parade at the  Library.  Decorate your bike, tricycle, or wagon with streamers, balloons, or flags.  Be creative with your decorations!!  Wear, red, white, or blue! Walkers are also invited to join the parade.  Participants should meet in the back of the library at 10:45 AM.  We will have a short parade to the High School and back, and then return to the library for popsicles.  All ages are welcome.  Parents are asked to accompany children age 5 and under along the parade route.  For further information call the library.  No registration is required.  There will be no rain date.

AMERICAN GIRL’S CLUB will be canceled for this month.  Mrs. Bugyi will have the sports activites on Thursday, July 14th from 12-1:30 for a Special American Girl afternoon.
Join us at the Library  on Friday, June 24th at 11:00AM- 12:00PM for a special book character visit.  Meet Curious George, a mischievous little monkey who is always getting into trouble.  The whole family can enjoy listening to Curious George stories and joining in fun monkey activities.    Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Curious George.  Weather permitting; the program will be outside behind the library.  No registration is required.  For more information call the library at 693-4132, ext.5.  Curious George’s visit is courtesy of Barnes and Noble.



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.