Fun in the Garden

Here are some of our youngest patrons enjoying the garden on the Main Street side of the library during the Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage event held on July 18.

Image of children in gardenImage of childern in garden

Images courtesy Rebecca Hedgepeth

Art Exhibit

"This Is Why I'm Black", an exhibit of the art of Dejuan Hunt II, is now on display in the main floor display cases of the Main Library. Dejuan's edgy work features his new technique which he calls New Persuasive Art and contains "intense messages, actions and feelings with stories to tell from all ages."   Some of the works are done with spray paint and contain graffiti, blood and burnt ashes. This exhibit is free and will last through September.

Healthy Living Series

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables, Part 1 - Planning Meals and Budgeting: What fruits and vegetables are in season? Using this information, we'll show you how to plan your meals and budget accordingly. 

Main Library
Thursday, July 30th - 3:00 pm

Registration required. Sign up at the information desk or email nflref@nioga.org

The Healthy Living Series, presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension continues throughout the summer and fall! Click here for a complete list of programs, dates and times, or go to our Programs and Events page.

NFPL Book Club

Image of cover: The Wife, The Maid, The MistressJoin us for a discussion of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon, which is also the selection for this year's One Book One County. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Main Library
Friday, August 21 - 2:00 pm

To register or for more information, please see the librarians at the information desk.

2015 Summer Programs for Children: Every Hero Has a Story!

Image of Read Signal projected in skyThis summer, the Main Library and LaSalle Branch Library will be hosting family-friendly events in July and August featuring the theme Every Hero Has a Story. Children and families are also invited to participate in the summer reading challenge, through which preschoolers, elementary-aged children and teens can earn prizes and incentives for reading and participating in library activities during the summer.

Click here, or visit the Kids Summer Programs or Programs and Events links at left for a complete listing of programs, dates and times.

Daredevils of Niagara Digital Collection
Photos & writing from the Orrin E. Dunlap Collection

Image of Annie Taylor and her barrelFor over 100 years, Niagara Falls has drawn daredevils to brave the rapids. Orrin E. Dunlap (1861-1953) was a photographer and writer based in Niagara Falls who offered a unique perspective on the daredevils of Niagara Falls. Explore a collection of photographs and manuscripts from the Orrin E. Dunlap Collection by visiting the link below.

Enjoy our digital collection here: 

Friends of the Library Seek Donations

Clearing out the clutter? Have books or DVDs for which you'd like to find a new "home"? Consider donating your items to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Proceeds from the book sale support the Niagara Falls Public Library and its programs.

IMPORTANT: Before you bring your donation to the library, please read over the guidelines for donations, located here and on our Book Sale page, to learn what types of items the Friends are collecting for the sale at this time.

Local History Department Hours - July 2015

During the month of July, the Local History Department will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm until 5pm. Due to staffing changes, there will be no Monday evening hours during the month of July.


Local History Department Hours - August 2015

The Local History Department will be closed on August 4 and 6. The department will be open from 2pm until 5pm on the remaining Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

There will be no Monday evening hours during the month of August.