Kids at NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 20, 2014
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The Northern Onondaga Public Library offers programs for children of all ages at all three NOPL locations, including storytimes, summer reading programs, family movies, and other special events.

Weekly Story Hours

Upcoming Events in our calendar (select “children” at the top of the calendar)

Digital Resources for Kids


TumbleBooks have animated talking books, read-alongs, programmed playlists (organized by grade or reading level), games and more. The books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Books can be read online or downloaded! Many items made for iPad.

More educational resources for kids

Resources at the Library

Early Literacy Computers are available at each NOPL Library, filled with over sixty fun and educational games. Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer are a just a few of the familiar characters children will find on these new computers. Parents can join the fun and play alongside their children, guiding them through educational games that cover math, reading, writing and geography lessons.


Jeff the Magic Man

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 30, 2015
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Puppet Show

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 26, 2015
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Puppet Show: The Littlest Pirate

Wednesday April 1, 2015
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
NOPL at Brewerton

Main library
Puppet Show:  The Littlest Pirate, performed by Melanie Zimmer from Dancing Bear Puppet Theater.
In the ridiculous tale of ‘The Littlest Pirate”, life takes an unexpected turn for young Hubert as he plays pirate.Hubert is kidnapped by that dastardly villain of the sea — the evil pirate Eddie Snickerbucket.Hubert finds himself captive aboard the pirate ship as his distressed mother begins a journey in a row boat in search of her son.

Hubert’s mother encounters a talking star, a singing frog, and silly sea monsters.

Hubert saves the day by unwittingly tricking the old pirate, and sails away on the back of a duck with the pirate treasure map as Slippery, the giant sea monster, finishes off the pirate ship.



Family Fun Night-Legos

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
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April Movie Showings

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 25, 2015
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Family Movie Matinee- ‘Big Hero 6′

Tuesday April 7, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm

We will be showing the Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film, ‘Big Hero 6′.  Join us for the movie, popcorn and fun! Rated PG.



Family Movie-‘Annie’

Thursday April 9, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOPL at N. Syracuse, Community Room

Come in and relax! Sing along with this fun Annie remake starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx. We will serve free popcorn and a beverage.
Movie Rated PG


Travel Film Series- ‘Virtual Vacation’

Friday April 24, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
We will show travelogues featuring a different, exciting location every month.This month’s movie:  Globe Trekker- Switzerland.  Whether you are planning a trip or taking a ‘virtual vacation’, these travel movies are sure to please!


Cicero Cinema Lovers

Wednesday April 29, 2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Enjoy watching a movie with other film fans followed by a lively, staff-led discussion.  We will talk about movie plots and characters and how cinema sends a message to viewers.  Films selected will include popular blockbusters, timeless classics, thought-provoking dramas, and more.This month’s title:  12 Angry Men

Family STE(A)M Night

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on March 12, 2015
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Family STE(A)M Night

Monday April 6, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOPL at Cicero, Community Rm
Fun for adults, children, and teenagers alike! Explore different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While you’re here, check out our awesome new collection of STE(A)M-themed books!
Books courtesy of Macy’s and Reading is Fundamental.
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If you missed last month’s workshops don’t worry we have two dates this April!

Impact Martial Arts Team Sgarlata will be teaching a bully prevention workshop where they will help your children to recognize bullies and not become their victims. They will help your child understand the characteristics of bullying and red flags to look for. The professional staff at Impact martial arts will lead kids through fun drills to reinforce skills that will help them to carry themselves with confidence and be assertive. The goal is to help kids to be less of a target for bullies.

Please Register:

Thursday, April 2, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
NOPL at Brewerton > REGISTER

Monday April 6, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM