Children are VIPs at Wood Library: Very Important Patrons. Our children’s area is a warm and inviting place for children and families to explore, play, and enjoy. Collections include books for babies through 5th graders, book-and-toy sets, children’s music, dvd’s and books on cd. Visit our Play Space with toys and activity centers to encourage a child’s creativity. The Story Room is a perfect cozy setting for our story programs. A wide variety of programs for children of all ages are offered.
Time for Twos April 2 – May 22 | 10:30 – 10:50 AM
choose Monday or Tuesday
2 year olds and their parents can enjoy simple stories, songs, and fingerplays in this 20 minute program. This weekly series is offered on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the winter, spring and fall. Click here and go to our calendar to register for the current session. Registration is requested.
Preschool Storytime April 4 – May 24 : 10:30 – 11:00 AM choose Wednesday or Thursday
A 30 minute early literacy program of stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and the flannelboard especially for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. This weekly series is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday mornings and is offered in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Registration is requested. To sign up for the current session, click here for the online calendar, visit the library or call 585-394-1381.
Mother Goose Time Friday, May 4 Walkers class: 10:00 – 10:50 AM, Pre-Walkers class: 11:00 – 11:20 AM
A 20 minute language enrichment program for 6 – 24 month olds featuring nursery rhymes, songs, and activities. The program is generally held the first Friday of each month with a class for Walkers and another for Pre-Walkers. Please register online, at the library or by calling 585-394-1381.
Grow a Reader: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. Click here to download the registration form or sign up at the library to get your packet and first reading log. Then just start enjoying books together!
Children 3 – 8 years old are invited to come to the library in their pajamas for stories and fun; parents are invited to join their children. This drop-in evening program is offered during the summer, as well as during National Library Week and before Christmas.
Summer Reading Clubs
Wood Library offers 3 special ways for children to keep reading and enjoying books during the summer months: a Read-to-Me club for preschoolers, a club for children going into grades 1-3 to help them maintain their reading skills during their vacation months, and a club for 4th – 6th graders to help them discover new genres and explore the fun they can have through books.
Pajama Storytime Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM ages 3-7 It’s National Library Week so we’re celebrating it with a special PJ storytime! Stories, fingerplays, and a short movie. Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children. No registration is necessary.
Spotlight On: The Berenstain Bears Monday, April 16 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ages 3-5 Stories, crafts and other fun activities for preschoolers based on the Berenstain Bear books.
Crafter-School Special: Create a Rainstick Thursday, April 26 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM grades K-5 An hour of after-school crafting fun for children in grades K-5. People say that April showers bring May flowers, so for this month’s craft we’ll be making rain sticks! Registration is requested. Sign up at the library, by calling 585-394-1381, or by using the online calendar by clicking here.
Biblio-Bop Dance Party Saturday, April 28 | 10:30 – 11:15 AM 1-5 years old and their parents or caregivers If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Biblio-Bop party. We’ll be hopping and bopping the last Saturday of each month to music using bells, shakers, scarves and our parachute to enhance the fun. There is no sign-up for this 45-minute program. Just come and be ready to move!
Kidding Around Yoga 4 Mondays, May 1 – 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers Our Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) class for pre-schoolers will provide children with opportunities to learn, move and breath in an engaging, fun and active Yoga style. Your child will learn the basic principles of Yoga which will teach them tools for self-regulation, stress management and improved motor planning using movement, music and meditation. This class will be taught be Ruthie VanGorder who is a certified Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) instructor as well as a pediatric occupational therapist. Come join us for a complementary 4 week series entitled “KAY yoga with Ruthie”! Please register for this 45-minute program series .