Children

 

Programs for
Children and Families


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Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ [email protected]

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

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 Programs marked with * require registration.
You can click on the link in each program to go directly to the online program registration. 

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Sign_up_NowSignup for our Winter Preschool Programs

Our weekly Time for Twos and Preschool Storytime series will begin in January and run through February.  Time for Twos is for 2 year olds and their parents or caregivers and is offered on Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15.   Preschool Storytime is for 3-5 year olds and is offered on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:30.  Sign up using our online calendar (click to go to the January page), at the library, or by phone (585-394-1381).

 

ToddlerTime for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays
January 5 – February 24

10:15 – 10:35 AM

Simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs for 2 year olds and their parent or caregiver.  Weekly sessions with Mrs. Ferris and her helper, Shrinking Violet, are 20 minutes long.  Registration is required.  Sign-up continues throughout the series.  Register online, at the library or call  (585)394-1381.

 

Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
January 7 – February 26
10:30 – 11:00 AM

storytime-book-artStorybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings feature picture book 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 online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.  Signup continues throughout the series.


Mother Goose Time *
Friday, February 5
see times below

Mother Goose 2Our 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 is requested and sign up starts January 18.  Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or at the welcome desk.

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.

 

Take Your Child to the Library
Saturday, February 6
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Take_Your__Child__to__The__Library_Day_NEW_art_2012Have a DOG-gone fun time at the library!  Come explore the Children’s Library and take our scavenger hunt challenge to discover all that’s fun for kids at the library! Enjoy a special dog-themed storytime program at 10:30, do a make-and-take dog craft, watch one of 2 great dog movies (Lady and the Tramp at noon and Mr. Peabody and Sherman at 2:00), meet Woody the Wood Library mascot, and have your picture taken with him (2 opportunities: 11:00-12:00 noon and again 1:00-2:00 PM)!

 

I Love Origami
Wednesday, February 10
4:00 PM

How would you like to make something special to give your Valentine? We’ll be folding several Valentine-themed projects in this hour-long origami class for kids in grades 3–6. Please register.  Sign up at the library, online, or call us to reserve your spot.   NOTE: this program was originally scheduled for Thursday, but has been moved to Wednesday.


Leggo My Legos!

lego headMonday, February 15
2:00-3:30 PM

It’s time to do some building! We have the Legos, so just bring your imagination! This program is for kids going into grades K-5. When you’re done creating, display your model in the Children’s Room. Sign-up so you won’t get left out!  Registration begins Feb. 1st.

 


Paperback Swap for Kids

PB SwapTuesday, February 15
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Do you have some old paperbacks that you’ve read and enjoyed, but don’t want to keep? Then clean off your shelves and bring your books to the library to trade them one-for-one at our Paperback Swap. Leave your money at home because it’s all free!  For kids in grades K-5.

 

Munchtime at the Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania 2Thursday, February 18
12:00 noon

Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a fun movie! Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.


Biblio-Bop Dance Party

MusicSaturday, February 27
10:30 – 11:30 AM

If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Biblio-Bop party. We’ll be hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, and our parachute to enhance the fun.  There is no sign-up for this program. Just come and be ready to move!  For children 1 – 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.
NOTE: Our dance party is generally the last Friday of the month BUT for February and March, we’ll dance on Saturday!