For Children and FAMILIES


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

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


Spring 2014 Programs  



Registration for Spring Preschool Programs begins  March 24 during library hours

We will be starting our spring series for preschoolers the first full week in April.  Sign up for Time for Twos (for 2 year olds on Mondays or Tuesdays 4/7 – 5/19 at 10:15), Storytime (for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays or Thursdays 4/8 – 5/29 at 10:30), and the April Mother Goose classes (for 6 – 24 month olds on April 11; Walkers at 10:15 and PreWalkers at 11:00).

Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381.


Baby Signing TimeBaby Signing Time *
Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
March 4, 11, 18, and 25

Signing Time instructor Niki Orbaker will be continuing this sign language series for children 18 – 36 months and their parents or caregivers.  Come learn simple signs and enjoy crafts and other activities to engage your child in the learning process.  Participation in the previous series is not a prerequisite.   Registration is required.


Together-Color-Logo-NYCHTogether Book Discussion Series *
6 Saturdays from March 22 – May 31  (see dates below)

1:00 – 2:30 PM

                    It’s not too late to join us for this program!

Wood Library received a grant to participate in a very special book discussion series for children and their parents.  The New York Council for the Humanities’ Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents program offers a forum for parents and their 9- to 11-year-old children to come together to talk about books and ideas at their local library.  The themes of courage, freedom, and being American will be explored at each of the six 90-minute Together sessions.  The discussions will be co-facilitated by Mary Ferris, Wood Library’s  Children’s Librarian and Tom Poplasky, a retired Elementary School teacher .

The scheduled discussion dates are: March 22, and 29, April 12, and May 3, 17, and 31.  Each session will focus on a different book and the sessions alternate between picture books and novels.  All books will be provided and participating children will get to select one of the books to keep.  Child care will be available for younger siblings and snacks will be provided at each session.  Registration for the series is requested and the program is limited to 15 families.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381.


ToddlerTime for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

April 7 – May 27

Stories and rhymes 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.  The series runs through the end of May.




Wednesdays or Thursdays

April 9 – May 29
10:30 – 11:00 AM

Storybook fun 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 February 27.  Don’t miss the fun!

Registration is required as the class is limited to 25 children.  Sign up by stopping in the library or calling (585) 394-1381.


mother goose

Mother Goose Time  *
Friday April 11   
Walkers: 10:15 – 10:35 AM
Pre-walkers:  11:00 – 11:20 AM

Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents.  This program is offered once a month, generally on the first Friday of the month.

The Walkers class is especially for children who are walking and will include movement activities as well as rhymes, fingerplays, and a story.

Children who are not yet walking should come to the Pre-Walkers class which will feature traditional rhymes, bounces, and clapping songs.  Each program will include the sharing of a simple storybook.

Call (585)394-1381 to sign up.  Registration begins March 24.

girl with booksPaperback Swap
Tuesday, April 15

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tired of all of your old books?  Want a great way to have something new to read?  Then clean off your bookshelves, bring them to the library and trade them one-for-one at our Paperback Swap.  Leave your money at home because it’s all free.  Books should be in good condition.  For children in grades K-5.


pajama_story_hour_booker_resizedPajama Storytime
Tuesday, April 15

7:00 PM

Celebrate National Library Week night at a PJ storytime for 3–7 year olds. Come in your jammies and follow the path of stars to the Community Room on the top floor.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.  No registration is necessary.


Zarina_the_Pirate_FairyMunchtime at the Movies
Wednesday, April 16

12:00 noon

Bring your lunch to enjoy while you watch The Pirate Fairy on our big screen.  When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.


legoLeggo My Legos! *
Thursday, April 17

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Spend the afternoon at the library building whatever you want with Legos!  This program is for children in grades K – 5.  Registration is required as we have to limit the program to the first 80 children who sign up.  Register beginning Sunday, March 30 at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.   (Leave your Legos home.  We’ll be using the library’s collection!)


Stuffed animal sleepoverStuffed Animal Sleepover *
Friday, April 18

3:30 PM

Bring your stuffed animal to the library for a very special storytime in our newMeeting Room. When you arrive, make your toy a name tag, have a snack, and settle in for some fun stories. When the stories are done, parade to the Story Room, tuck in your toy, and give it a good-night kiss because your toy is going to spend the night at the library! Come back on Saturday morning after 10:00 to pick up your toy and watch a slide show of what the toys did while the library was closed. Registration requested.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381.