Programs for Children

A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading Challenge
June 26  - August 9 * For kids entering grades K - 6

READ & BEAD is back! Sign up for a reading log to get your starter chain and tag. Then read, read, read to earn cool stuff to add to it. Design your own pattern and make it your own. The more you read, the more awesome your chain will be!

Friday Family Movies
Registration not required.

Main Library:
Fridays @ 2pm in the Auditorium.

Ages 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult, who must remain in the auditorium.
July 26: Smallfoot
August 2: Peter Rabbit

Stories and More For Children Ages 2-4
Registration required* Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.

Main: Wednesdays @ 10:30am * July 10—August 7
LaSalle: Thursdays @ 10:30am * July 11—August 8

Why should the big kids have all the fun? Join us for stories, rhymes, music, movement, crafts and other activities designed just for our littlest library visitors.

A new theme each week:
Let's Go To the Zoo (7/17 Main, 7/18 LaSalle)
Summer is Such Fun (7/24 Main, 7/25 LaSalle)
Zoomin' Around (7/31 Main, 8/1 LaSalle)
A Garden Full of Stories (8/7 Main, 8/8 LaSalle)

Summer Fun Club For Children Ages 5-12

Registration required* Call 286-4902 for Main, 283-8309 for LaSalle.
Main: Tuesdays @ 2:30pm * July 9—August 6
LaSalle: Thursdays @ 2:30pm * July 11—August 8

Shoot for the Moon: (7/16 Main, 7/18 LaSalle)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with some moon science. Explore the phases of the moon, create craters, and build and launch a rocket.

Galaxy Art: (7/23 Main, 7/25 LaSalle)
The Hubble Telescope sent back beautiful photographs from space. Use pastels to create images inspired by these amazing pictures.

Shoot for the Stars (and Planets) (7/30 Main, 8/1 LaSalle) Create some constellations, build a scale model of the solar system using dough, and make a planet suncatcher using slime.

STEAM Wars: (8/6 Main, 8/8 LaSalle)
The activity stations we have planned for this program are based on the Star Wars movie series, but you don't have to be a fan to have fun with science, art, math and more!

Out of This World Programs
Sponsored by the Grigg-Lewis Foundation. Presented by the Grigg-Lewis Summer Interns.
Registration required.* Call 286-4902.

Star Wars Family Storytime
Main Library: Monday, July 29; 6:30pm
After enjoying some Star Wars picture books, kids will have fun programming Ozobot robots and creating a glow stick light saber.

Space Craft Engineering For Kid Ages 5-12
Main Library: Monday, August 5; 6:30pm
Using lightweight materials, kids will create a rocket that will fly into the sky with a burst of air.

Family Yoga
Presented by The Yoga Room. Ages 8 and up.
Registration required.*

Main: Saturday, August 3 @ 1pm

LaSalle: Tuesday, August 13@ 6pm

Bring a mat or towel if you wish. Registration and waiver required. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult, who must remain in the program.

Printing Press Workshop
Registration required* Call 286-4902.
Main Library

Wednesday, July 24 @ 2:30pm
Learn about the letterpress printmaking process, and use an antique proof press to create and print a custom card to take home. This activity is suitable for all ages, though younger children may need the assistance of an adult

Grand Finale @ Main Library
Comedy Juggling Show with Gravitational Bul

Friday, August 9 @ 2:30pm
Main Library Auditorium

Wrap up the summer by joining us for an eclectic and entertaining show presented by jugglers Dave & Kyle Fultz. The program will feature such antics as: : comedy hat manipulation, ball juggling, diabolo (Chinese yo-yo), devil sticks, club juggling and passing, ring juggling, box manipulation and ball spinning along with audience participation, music, magic and storytelling   And, they do all of this while making you laugh!

Download Books for Free with myON Digital Library!

Explore ‘A Universe of Stories’ with the myON digital library
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON®, by Renaissance®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state!

When: Now through September 30, 2019

What’s available:
• Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction textscovering a broad range of themes and topics
• Flexible supports—professionally recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary, and a zoom feature to support independent reading

• Resources and tips to support meaningful summer reading experiences
The myON digital library and its special features can be accessed online from any web-enabled device. Up to 20 books at a time can be downloaded to read offline whenever WiFi isn’t available.

Start reading with myON!
Be sure you are connected to WiFi.

1.Go to
2.Enter the following information:
School Name: New York Reads (Begin by entering the first few letters, then click on it from the drop-down menu)
Username: read
Password: books
3.Select a book and start reading!

Did you know?
✓You can browse or search the myON digital library to find books that are just right for you.
✓You can read as many books as you want.
✓You can read the same book as many times as you want to read it.
✓You can read anytime and anywhere you want to read.
✓You can read offline with free myON mobile apps, too! Just follow the directions on the next page to learn how

All programs are funded by the Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library and the Grigg-Lewis Foundation.