Niagara Falls Public Library Book Club

Interested in reading and discussing new and popular books? Every month, we will read a new book and discuss it!

Image of We Were Liars book coverOur first book will be:
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Book discussion meeting on:
Friday, July 10th
2:00pm @ the Main Library

Please don’t forget to register!
Contact the Librarians at the Reference desk at: 716-286-4881 or by email: nflref@nioga.org

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: 

Healthy Living Series

Interested in eating more healthily or stretching your food budget? Then be sure to attend this series of programs presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, which begin on June 25 at the Main Library. Participants will learn about meal planning, budgeting, how to prepare seasonal produce for freezing, how to make healthier eating choices and more. Click here for a complete list of programs, dates and times, or go to our Programs and Events page.

Image of new CD areaVideos and music CDs are now located in the main room by the information desk.  Popular feature DVDs and Blu-Rays – comedy,  drama, musicals, and thrillers – are now shelved together by title. Signs and staff will help you find your favorites.

New Reading Lists 

Image of Oprah's picks displayHot Summer Reads! Pick up the new Fifty Shades Read-Alikes booklist in the library.  Check off the ones you have read, and check out other authors who can tell a story like E. L. James.

Oprah’s Picks are essential reading for today's world. Currently on display at the front of the library, the complete list of Oprah Book Club selections carried by the library can be found in a lovely peach-colored brochure. Go ahead and pick up the list at the information desk.  Oprah’s books feature online guides for individual study or group discussion.

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.

Art Exhibit

Image of Polly King artworkThe Art of Polly King will be featured in the main floor display cases of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main Street, through May 30, 2015.   Done in a variety of mediums, Polly King's "Art to Enjoy" includes flowers, boats and ships, places of the world, portraits, still lifes and abstracts. Images courtesy Cecelia Driscoll

Local History Department Hours - July 2015

During the month of June, 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.