Kids at NOPL

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 20, 2014
Jan 202014


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.


Greyhound Rescue

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Family Fun Night-Cinderella

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Lego Club

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on November 11, 2014
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Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece at our monthly Lego Club.  Get inspired with a few stories and then construct a Lego creation.  We will display what you built in the library for all to see!  We have more than 60 pounds of Lego and megablok bricks.

We normally have two programs, for those ages 6 to 9, and for those ages 9 and up.

Visit our Lego Photo Album on Flickr to see more creations!

Lego Club is usually registration required. Click here for a full listing of Lego Club dates


 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 16, 2014
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Overdrive, start downloading!

Junior Garden’s Program

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on June 6, 2014
Jun 062014

Junior Gardener's Club

The Junior Gardener’s Program

If your children enjoy spending time outside, learning about the environment, or growing plants, they will enjoy the Junior Gardening Program at the LibraryFarm located outside the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero.

Each fun-filled session is based around a science topic; classes are planned outdoors in the sun but on rainy days can be inside the library.

Some class examples are:

  • Learning to start seedlings and seed saving
  • Learning about habitats for beneficial insect pollinators
  • Soil testing and analysis
  • Building solar ovens and making s’mores

Kids will enjoy time in the Junior Gardener’s very own “5 Senses Garden”.  This garden is designed specifically for children. During the summer the Junior Gardener’s will use this space to plant seeds, care for plants, learn about soil, and pick what they grow.

The Program

The LibraryFarm schedules one to two Junior Gardener’s classes each week. Children can be registered for the full program or sign-up individually for each class. The Junior Gardener’s Program runs June through September and is recommended for ages 8-12.


Learn More

If you’re interested and want to learn more about the Junior Gardener’s Program at the LibraryFarm Orientations are being held within NOPL at Cicero’s Community Room.

Upcoming Orientations:

Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 am-12 pm

Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, March  7,  3-4pm



Questions can be directed to Miss Nicole (Children’s Librarian), Jill Youngs (Branch Manager), or Miss Adrienne (new science educator on the LibraryFarm) from the Cicero Library Staff.

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Art & Literacy Do Over

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 21, 2014
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North Syracuse Junior High and Northern Onondaga Public Library teamed up to present, “Do Over, an Art and Literacy Project”. The Do Over Project allowed 9th grade Media Art students to take on the responsibilities of a Cover Art Designer and create a book cover and book jacket for their favorite storybooks. All artwork was judged and juried by Cicero Elementary, grades K-4. Below are winners from 2014. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated and helped make this project a success!


Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

Grand Winner: Grace Krichbaum “Alice and Wonderland”

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