Children

 

Programs for
Children and Families


Book

Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian [email protected]

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten         
Sign your child up for our read-together challenge!  This national program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she starts kindergarten.  The program is free, the rewards are priceless, and it’s easy to participate.  We’ll add your child’s name  to our Reading Tree display and give you a folder with the program instructions, reading tips, book suggestions, along with your first reading log. It’s a fun way for families to spend time together and it will also help prepare your infant, toddler or preschooler for later reading success. Sign up and start reading!

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 Programs marked with * require registration.

Just click on the name of the program to go directly to our online calendar to register.
You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.
See program details in the listings below.

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Refrigerator Art Show
June 21 – July 28
preschool – 6th grade

Thank you to all the children who contributed to this special exhibit!  All art can be picked up at the checkout desk in the lobby.

 

 

Build a Better World Summer Reading Clubs
June 26 – August 30

Have reading fun and earn prizes all summer long by joining one of our reading clubs:

– Little Builders (preschoolers)
– Reading Maniacs (going into gr. 1-3)
– Reading Crew (going into gr. 4-6)

 

 

Monday is Funday
Mondays at 2:30 PM | June 26 – August 14
grades 1-3

Combine a great book with a craft and you have our “Monday is Funday” program. Come once or every week – no registration is necessary. Teens interested in helping with the program are asked to contact Mrs. Ferris in the Children’s Room.

 

Storytime*
Wednesdays or Thursdays
June 28 – August 17 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
ages 3-5

Storybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour sessions feature picture book stories, fingerplays, songs, and the flannel board.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.   The series runs 8 weeks.  Register online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

Pajama Storytime
Wednesdays ,  June 28 – August 16 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
ages 3 – 7  

Wear your jammies to the library for stories, fingerplays, a short movie and fun on the flannelboard.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.

 

Munchtime at the Movies
seven Thursdays at 12:00 noon

Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!

July  6:         Moana
July 13          Lego Batman Movie
July 27          Monsters Inc.
Aug. 3:          The Lorax
Aug. 10:        Tangled
Aug. 17:         Minions

 

 

Read to Jack*
July 1 – August 31 | Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 AM and Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
grades 1 +

Read aloud to our certified therapy dog, Jack, to practice your reading in a cozy “dog-friendly” atmosphere. Reserve your 10-minute reading time at the library or call (585) 394-1381 (sorry – no online registration for this program).

 

Homes Around the Globe
Tuesday, August 1 | 10:30 – 11:30
grades 1-6

Discover what Habitat homes look like around the world by watching a quick video of a child living in a Habitat house.  Then get ready for an engaging house-building Lego activity that will have kids thinking about the important components that make up a house and about the differences between how houses in the United States and other countries around the world are built.

 

Paper Shapers *
Tuesday, August 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
grades 4-6

We’re going to be building with paper! Enjoy origami-paper folding for fun, relaxation and stretching your brain.  Please register.

 

American Girl:
Samantha and the Suffragettes
*
Wednesday, August 2 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
grades 1-6

Teresa Wood will introduce children to the suffragette movement in NY through the story of American Girl Doll, Samantha. Samantha’s stories take place in 1904 and participants will learn how women fought and won the right to vote! Designed for children ages 7-11. Please register.

 

Munchtime at the Movies: The Lorax
Thursday, August 3
12:00 noon  (86 minutes)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

 

Mother Goose Time*
Friday, August 4
Walkers class is at 10:15
Pre-Walkers class is at 11:00

Our monthly early literacy program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, along with a short story for babies 6 – 24 month olds & parent or caregiver. Each program lasts 20 minutes. Registration is requested and sign-up begins 2 weeks before each session.  Click here to register online or call the library at 585-394-1381 to sign up for the class that best fits your child’s developmental stage.  Registration requested for each month’s session.

Recycle a Building *
Tuesday, August 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
grades 1-6

Use pipe cleaners, paper bags, boxes and assorted “stuff” to construct a futuristic building.  Work on your own or team up with other kids to make something that’s out of this world.  Please register.

 

Munchtime at the Movies: Tangled
Thursday, August 3
12:00 noon  (100 minutes)

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

 

 

Preschool Construction Zone
Friday, August 11 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 3-5

Explore all things construction: make a toolbelt, play Stick the Tire on the Truck, build a Duplo tower, and so much more!  Please register.

 

Leggo My Legos Encore *
Tuesday, August 15 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
grades 1 – 6

If you missed our program in July OR if you just can’t get enough of Legos, come and build again.  Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome.

 

Munchtime at the Movies: Minions
Thursday, August 17
12:00 noon  (91 minutes)

Three small, yellow, melodious henchmenStuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

 

Build a Better World Party
Saturday, August 19 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
for all Summer Reading Club participants

Celebrate the reading fun we’ve had this summer.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
 Saturday, August 25 | 10:30—11:15 AM
ages 1—5 with parent or caregiver

If your preschooler loves to dance, come hop and bop to music using, shaker eggs, bells, scarves and our parachute to enhance the fun. There is no sign-up for this program.