For Children and FAMILIES


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

Check out our online calendar for day-by-day listings of events and programs.


Spring 2014 Programs  





Programs marked with *require registration.
n up at the library or call us at (585) 394-1381.



Baby Signing Time

Baby Signing Time *
Tuesdays at 11:00 AM

April 22 & 29, 
May 6 & 13

Signing Time instructor Niki Orbaker will be continuing this sign language series for children 18 – 36 months and their parents or caregivers.  Come learn simple signs and enjoy crafts and other activities to engage your child in the learning process.  Participation in any of  the previous series is not a prerequisite.   Registration is required.


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Mother Goose Time  *
Friday May 2   
Walkers: 10:15 – 10:35 AM
Pre-walkers:  11:00 – 11:20 AM

Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents.  This program is offered once a month, generally on the first Friday of the month.

The Walkers class is especially for children who are walking and will include movement activities as well as rhymes, fingerplays, and a story.

Children who are not yet walking should come to the Pre-Walkers class which will feature traditional rhymes, bounces, and clapping songs.  Each program will include the sharing of a simple storybook.

Call (585)394-1381 to sign up.


Together-Color-Logo-NYCHTogether Book Discussion Series *
Saturdays  May 3, 17, and 31

1:00 – 2:30 PM

 It’s not too late to join us for this program!

Wood Library received a grant to participate in a very special book discussion series for children and their parents.  The New York Council for the Humanities’ Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents program offers a forum for parents and their 9- to 11-year-old children to come together to talk about books and ideas at their local library.  The themes of courage, freedom, and being American will be explored at each of the six 90-minute Together sessions.  The discussions will be co-facilitated by Mary Ferris, Wood Library’s  Children’s Librarian and Tom Poplasky, a retired Elementary School teacher .

The remaining discussion dates are listed above.  Each session will focus on a different book and the sessions alternate between picture books and novels.  All books will be provided and participating children will get to select one of the books to keep.  Child care will be available for younger siblings and snacks will be provided at each session.  Registration for the series is requested and the program is limited to 15 families.  Sign up at the library or call Mrs. Ferris (585) 394-1381 x 304.


ToddlerTime for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

through May 27

Stories and rhymes for 2 year olds and a parent or caregiver with Children’s Librarian Mrs. Ferris and her puppet helper, Shrinking Violet.  Weekly sessions are 20 minutes long and will be held in the library’s Story Room.  Registration is required.  The series runs through the end of May.




Wednesdays or Thursdays

through May 29
10:30 – 11:00 AM

Storybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings feature picturebook stories, fingerplays, songs, and the flannelboard.  This eight week series is conducted by Mrs. Ferris and runs through the end of May.  Don’t miss the fun!  Registration is required as the class is limited to 25 children.


OrigamiAfterschool Origami Club
Wednesdays, May 7 – June 18

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Flex your fingers and get ready to fold!  Children in grades 3-5 are invited to to the library for some origami fun.  Join instructor Jeanne Wolcott and learn how to make various critters using the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Each week a different origami project will be featured.   The series will run through June 18 but you may join at any time.  Registration is requested as the class size is limited.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381.


TEAPOTA Tea Party for Mommy and Me
Friday, May 9
1:00 PM

Celebrate that special person you call Mommy! Children ages 3-5 are invited to dress up and come to the library with the special ladies in their lives – Mommy, Grandma, etc.  Refreshments will include tea and lemonade along with fruit and baked goodies. Mrs. Ferris will read some mother-themed stories as we all have a delightful time. Registration is required.  We’ll start taking reservations on Monday, April 28.  Please call the library (585-394-1381) to save your place as our space is limited.