For Children and Families


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

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


 Programs marked with * require registration.



Time for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays
January 5 – February 24
10:15 – 10:35 AM


Stories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun 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.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.


Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
January 7 – February 26
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.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.   Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.


Wildlife Defenders 101Creature Feature with
the Wildlife Defenders

Saturday, January 24
11:00 AM

Join us as we welcome back our friends from the Wildlife Defenders for this special one-time visit.  They’ll be bringing some of the newest animals in their wildlife education program to the library for us to meet and learn about.


Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time ***
Friday, February 6 *
see times below

Our early literacy program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents or caregivers.  Registration begins Monday, Dec. 15.

The Walkers class is at 10:15-10:35 and is especially for children who are walking and will include some movement activities as well as rhymes.

The Pre-walkers meet at 11:00-11:20 and is especially for children who are not yet walking and it will feature traditional rhymes, bounces, and clapping songs. Registration is requested.


Take YourTake_Your__Child__to__The__Library_Day_NEW_art_2012TTake Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 7
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hundreds of libraries nationwide are recognizing Saturday, February 7, 2015 as Take Your Child to the Library Day!  Bring the family to Wood Library and join us for activities throughout the day, including:

  • Storytime Sampler
  • Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Guessing & Trivia Games
  • Crafts & Color Sheets
  • Photo ops with our very own mascot, Woody the Dog
  • Munchtime at the Movies at Noon: Despicable Me

Come check out all that’s available for children and their families here at Wood Library!

I Love Origami *

Thursday, February 12
4:00 PM

How would you like to make something special to give to someone you love?

We’ll be making several heart projects in this hour-long paperfolding class for kids in grades 3 – 5.  Sign up at the library or call us to reserve your spot.



Tail Wagging Tutor  *

Saturday, February 14
10:30 – 11:30 AM

JackChildren in 1st – 3rd grades can  improve their reading skills by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dog, Jack. The goal of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere for children to practice the skill of reading.  This special time is offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Sign up for a 10 minute reading session at the library or call (585) 394-1381 to reserve your reading time.


lego headLeggo My Legos *
Monday, February 16
2:00 PM

Sign up to come and spend the afternoon building whatever you want with the library’s Legos.  Registration is requested as we have to limit the program to the first 80 children who sign up.  For school-age children (gr. K-5).  Register beginning Monday, Feb. 2 at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.


Munchtime at the Movies: Frozen

Friday, February 20
12:00 noon

Bring your lunch to enjoy while you travel to the kingdom of Arendelle.  When a princess with the power to turn things into ice accidentally curses her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.