Children

 

For Children and FAMILIES

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Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ mferris@pls-net.org

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

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

 

 

      FIZZ BOOM READ!

Fizz Boom2014 Summer Reading Clubs at Wood Library
June 26 – August 31

Are you ready for some reading fun?

This year’s theme is Fizz Boom Read!  Sign up for one of our 3 reading programs and see how many books you can enjoy!  Sign up begins June 26th.
Baby Boomers (preschoolers) – Color your reading sheet each day that someone reads to you.
Reading Robots (going into gr. 1-3) – Add to our reading display for each book you read or listen to.
Maze Masters (going into gr. 4-6) – Make your way through the reading maze and keep track of how many minutes you read to earn prizes.

Our Summer Reading Clubs will end this Friday, August 29th.  Be sure come in to report on your last number of books read or bring in your reading sheet or maze to get your prize!

 

Mother Goose Time *
Friday, September 5
see times below

Mother Goose 2 Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents.

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 and sign up begins Monday, August 18.

 

Signing timeFamily Signing Time
Thursday nights, Sept. 11 – Nov. 20
6:30 PM

Building on the popularity of our Baby Signing Time series, we are pleased to offer this new program to open the world of signing to parents and their preschoolers ages 2-5.  Family Signing Time teaches families to communicate through American Sign Language and makes it fun to learn.  Instructor Niki Orbaker will lead our weekly classes and each session will build on the signs taught in previous classes.  Registration is requested.  The series will run on Thursday evenings at 6:30, September 11 – November 20th and classes are free.

 

Tail Wagging Tutors *
Saturday, September 13
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Jack

Want to be a better reader or be more comfortable reading aloud?  We’re continuing our popular summer program this fall on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Children in  1st – 3rd grades will have a chance to share a story 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.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381 to reserve your reading time.

 

Sign_up_Now
Registration for our fall programs for preschoolers begins on Monday,
September 15th.

Stop in the library or call (585) 394-1381 to sign up for Storytime, Time for Twos, or Mother Goose Time classes (see below).

 

Baby Signing TimeBaby Signing Time
Saturday 11:00 AM
Sept. 27 – Oct. 18

Babies learn to crawl before they walk and they can learn to sign before they talk.  When children use sign language, you can see them learning!  Most children are not developmentally ready to speak until approximately two years of age.  Babies are developmentally able to communicate with signs much earlier than that.   Baby Signing Time Instructor Niki Orbaker will conduct this 4 week series of classes for children 18-36 months and their parent or caregiver.  Registration is required.  Call (585)394-1381 to sign up.

storytime-book-artStorytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays

October 1 - November 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.  This eight week series is conducted by Mrs. Ferris and runs through the end of May.  Don’t miss the fun!  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.  Sign up for the fall series begins on Monday, September 15th.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.
Time for Twos*

 

Mother Goose Time *
Friday, October 3
see times below Mother Goose 2

Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents.

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 and sign up begins Monday, September 15th.

Toddler

Time for Twos
Mondays or Tuesdays
October 6 – November 26
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 and begins on Monday, September 15th.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.