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. 

 

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time *
Friday, December 5
see times below

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

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.

 

Signing timeChristmas Family Signing Time*
Thursday night, December 11
6:30 PM

Building on the popularity of our Baby Signing Time series, we are pleased to offer this 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 this special holiday-focused class focusing on holiday signs and including a Christmas craft.  Registration is requested and the class is are free.

Tail Wagging Tutor
Saturday, December 13
10:30 – 11:30 AM
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Jack is back!  Want to be a better reader or be more comfortable reading aloud?  We’re continuing our popular summer program 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. 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.

 

 

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Strarting Monday, December 15:

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

 

 

Fold It for Christmas: Holiday Origami  origami star
Thursday, December 18
4:00 PM 

Let’s fold some special ornaments for your tree or to give to a friend.  Join us for this afterschool program for children in grades 3 – 5.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 15 participants.  Sign-up begins Monday, December 1 at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

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Monday, December 22
11:00 AM

It’s time to make some ornaments for your Christmas tree!  This class is for children in grades K – 2.  Registration is requested.  Sign-up begins Monday, December 1 at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

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Holiday Pajama Storytime

Monday, December 22

7:00 PM

Hop in your cozy jammies and join us for some Christmas stories, songs, and fun.  Children ages 3-7 can follow the path of snowflakes to the Ewing Room on the 3rd floor.  Parents are encouraged to enjoy the program with their children.


Munchtime at the Movies
 Percy Jackson

Monday, December 29
12:00 noon – 2:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the titan lord Kronos.  Come for the movie and stay for the program (see below)

 


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Monday, December 29
2:30 – 4:00 PM

Calling all Olympians!  If you’ve read the Percy Jackson books, seen the movies, or just want to know more about ancient Greek mythology, don’t miss this magical program at Wood Library!   On Monday, December 29th from 2:30 to 4 PM, come and join in the crafts, games, and trivia challenges as we share and compare facts while discussing what we love about the books.   Blue will be the prominent color at this party for reasons known to Percy Jackson fans. The fun will include traveling from station to station to “Pin the Eye on the Cyclops”, learn to write your name in Greek, craft yourself a sword, discover who your divine parent would be, and more. Refreshments fit for the Gods will be served.  Plan to join us on this epic quest at Wood Library 134 N. Main St. in Canandaigua.  For grades 4 – 8.  Registration requested.

 

Toddler

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.  Registration begins December 15

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Wednesdays or Thursdaysstorytime-book-art
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.  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.  Registration begins December 15.

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time *
Friday, January 9
see times below

Our 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.