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All programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Programs for Children and Families

Winter Reading Checkout Challenge

For kids through age 12.

Sign up for a card at the desk at the Main or LaSalle Library. Get a stamp each time you borrow books (one stamp per checkout). Collect 5 stamps and win a surprise!

Stories and More For Children Ages 2-4

Join us for stories, music, movement and other early literacy fun.

Main Library:
Wednesdays @ 10:30am. February 14 - March 28
LaSalle Library:
Thursdays @ 10:30am - February 15 - March 29

Registration required. Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

A.T.L.A.S. - At The Library After School @ Main Library

New activities each week! We explore science, arts & crafts, stories, games and more!


Dav-a-Palooza (Age 4-8) 
Calling all fans of Captain Underpants and Dog Man! Come and celebrate their creator, Dav Pilkey, with games, crafts and other activities.

Duct Tape Crafts (Ages 9-12)
We'll be using sticky and sturdy duct tape to make a key-chain and wallet!

Amazing Inventions (Ages 4-8)   Learn about how some of your favorite things were invented, then try your hand at being an inventor yourself!

Draw Your Selfie (Age 9-12)   Do you ever wish that your selfie's could be a little more interesting? Come to our self-portrait class with Miss Nori and create a one-of-a-kind picture of yourself!

Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Fun with Legos @ LaSalle Library

For kids ages 5 - 12.

We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity! Build, create, explore and then destroy with all the bricks and blocks you want!

Thursday, March 8 - 3:30 - 4:30pm

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Books, Balls & Blocks
Presented by Niagara University & Partners

Books, Balls and Blocks is a FREE event for children between the ages of 4 months and 6 years! Books, Balls and Blocks includes:

  • Fun activities for children: games and art activities, interactive stories, and more!
  • Activities for parents to do at home.
  • Early childhood development screenings.
  • Literacy screenings
  • Vision screenings provided by the NU Lions Club
  • Book giveaways.
  • Light refreshments.

Dates, Times & Locations:
Wednesday, March 14: 11am - 1pm @ Main Library
Thursday, March 22: 11am - 1pm @ LaSalle Library
Saturday, April 7: 11am - 1pm @ Main Library

For more information or to register, click here or call 286-8309.

Presented through a partnership with Help Me Grow Western New York, the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project, and Niagara University’s College of Education’s Family Literacy Center, all housed in Niagara University’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement.

Books, Balls, & Blocks is funded by the United Way of Greater Niagara.

Dav-a-Palooza for Kids@ LaSalle Library

Calling all fans of Captain Underpants and Dog Man! Come and celebrate their creator, Dav Pilkey, with games, crafts and other activities.

Thursday, March 15
3:30 - 4:30pm

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Tangram Creations @ LaSalle Library

For kids ages 9 - 12

We are going to explore how the simplest shapes can make the most interesting designs and art by creating
our own tangram set!

Thursday, March 22
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Springtime Stories with Spike and the Superintendent @ Main Library

For kids Ages 5 - 12

Mr. Laurrie and his pal Spike the Wolverine will be back at the library for a fun story time featuring bunnies, eggs and more. Activities and crafts will follow the stories.

Tuesday, March 27
2:30p - 3:30pm

Registration required. Call 286-4902.

Spring Fling Fun @ LaSalle Library

For kids Ages 5 - 12

Get ready for springtime with crafts, activities, and some stories!

Thursday, March 29
2:30pm - 3:30pm  

Registration required. Call 283-8309.

Spring Break Family Movie Day @ Main Library

A boy with a facial deformity, who enters a middle school after being homeschooled for his whole life, struggles to fit in and get accepted by his classmates.

Rated PG. Running Time: 1hr 53 mins

Tuesday, April 3
Main Library Auditorium

Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must remain in audtorium.

Programs for Adults

Craft Class for Adults and Teens @ Main Library

Spring Cuties
Egg carton chicken or bunny and dot painted plastic Easter eggs make cute Easter or Spring decorations. All supplies provided.

Choose a date:
Monday, March 12 @ 6 pm. 
Wednesday, March 14  @ 6pm
Tuesday, March 20 @ 6 pm

Registration is required for all classes.
For more information or to register, call Wendy at 286-4892 , or email  wudy@nioga.org
Special arrangements can be made for adult groups depending on availability.

Funded by the Friends of the Library.

What's up in Local History @ LaSalle Library

Join us to learn more about our Local History Department which is located at the Main Branch. Come see some of the items we house in the department and how we can help you.

Wednesday, March 14

Niagara Falls Public Library Book Club @ Main Library

We're reading:
The Little French Bistro by Nina George

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world." Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.

Copies available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Join us for a discussion on:
Friday, March 16th @ 2:00pm

Evening Book Club @ LaSalle Library

We're reading:
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate -- the first automobile any of them have seen -- and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life, while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the teathat has shaped their family's destiny for generations.

Copies available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Join us for a discussion on:
Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:00pm

Social Security Information @ Main Library

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be at the library to answer questions and assist in setting up Social Security Express accounts which allow users to manage their accounts online.

Thursday, April 12 - Drop in between 2:30 & 4:30pm

Main Library - 1425 Main St.

Knitting & Crocheting Group @ LaSalle Library

Enjoy needlework? Join our informal group and make a cat blanket for the SPCA, or work on your own project! Knitters and crocheters should bring  #7, 8, or 9 needles, and/or a G or H hook plus one of any color skein of worsted wool yarn. 

Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm

Call 283-8309 to register