Food for Fines - December 1 - 31

Image of box filled with canned goodsPresented by the Niagara Falls Public Library in partnership with Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.

During the month of December, bring unexpired nonperishable food items to the library and your overdue fines will be reduced by $1.00 per item (limit of $20).

Please note: food items cannot be used to reduce/eliminate charges for lost/damaged materials that have been billed to an account.

Nonperishables may be brought to either Niagara Falls Public Library location:

Main Library - 1425 Main Street
LaSalle Branch Library - 8728 Buffalo Avenue

Photo credit: US Department of Agriculture photostream

Merry Grinchmas - Saturday, December 12, 2015 11am - 2pm

A winter party for children and families. Come join us for a day filled with Grinchy activities!

  • Game stations, craft stations and snacks
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Performance by Lewiston and Grand Island Dance Center students
  • Christmas caroling
  • Screening of the classic cartoon "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Image of the GrinchProgram will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library - 1425 Main Street

Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Holiday Movie Series

Join us for screenings of two classic holiday films, which will be shown in the Main Library auditorium. Free.

Image of It's a Wonderful Life poster

December 16th @ 2:30 pm - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.





Image of Elf movie poster

December 23rd @ 3:15 pm - Elf (2003)
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

A.T.L.A.S. ( At The Library After School)
for elementary school aged kids (K - 6)

Image of children working on project Come join us on Tuesday afternoons for some fun after school! Each week features a different topic... everything from Minecraft and gaming to arts and crafts to hands-on science. Learn something new, have fun and make new friends.


Click here or visit our Programs and Events page for dates, times and program themes.

Free Hands-On Computer Training

Image of computer monitorWe will be offering a variety of computer classes at the Main Library in December and January - learn about computer selection and operation, how to use your device, how to work with Microsoft Word and Excel, how to search the Internet and social network, and more. Course descriptions and dates can be found here, or by clicking on our Programs and Events tab. All classes are free, but registration is required.

Photo credit: deveion acker