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.  Click on the link in each program to go directly to the online program registration. You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

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Sign_up_NowRegistration for our fall Time for Twos & Storytime program series will begin Sept. 19.  Sign up at the library, using our online calendar, or by calling (585) 394-1381. (Note: the library will be closed on the 19th for staff training so you will only be able to register online that day)

Registration will continue throughout the series as space allows.  See program details in the listings below.

 

 

Biblio-Bop kidsBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Thursday, September 22
(not Friday this month)
10:30 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, scarves, 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.

bfCanandaigua Children’s Book Fest
Saturday, October 1
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Finger Lakes Community College

Come celebrate the joy of reading at this family event sponsored by Canandaigua’s Community Reading Partnership.  This will be a day filled with presentations, read-aloud sessions, craft activities, and opportunities to meet those who write and illustrate books especially for young readers. Authors and illustrators who will be there are Vivian VanDeVelde, Rhonda Fischer, Mary Jane and Herm Auch, Julie Cummins, Marlene Young, David Smith, Josh Mull, Nancy Lane, Ron Mazzarella, Wendy Dunham, and Elaine Verstraete. Stage Struck Puppets (Deb Poplasky) and friends will use puppets to tell stories. There will be photo opportunities with storybook characters.

Books can be purchased and signed by individual authors and illustrators. Explore! The Bookstore, a bookstore located in Clifton Springs, will also have lots of additional books to sell.  And you can sign up for a library card.  Festival admission and parking are free.

 

ToddlerTime for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays

Oct. 3 – Nov. 29
10:15 – 10:35 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun geared for 2 year olds and their 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. Please register.  Registration begins 9/19 and each 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 will continue throughout the series.

 

storytimePreschool Storytime*
Wednesdays or Thursdays 
Oct. 5 – Dec. 1 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
A half-hour of fun for 3-5 year olds with picture books, fingerplays, action rhymes, songs, and a flannelboard story or rhyme.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Please register.  Registration begins 9/19 and each 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 2Mother Goose Time*
Friday, October 7
Walkers at 10:15
PreWalkers at 11:00
Our monthly early literacy program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, along with a short story for babies 6 – 24 month olds & parent or caregiver. Registration is requested and signup begins 9/26.  Click the class name above to sign up online or call the library.

101-dalmatiansDrive-In @ the Library
7:00 PM
Friday, October 14: 101 Dalmatians
Baby you can drive your car …  to the library for that special drive-in experience!  We’re teaming up with the Canandaigua Parks and Recreation Department to show the movie 100 Dalmatians on the back wall of the library.  The whole family can enjoy the movie from your car – or bring a lawn chair for an up-close seat.  Parking is limited so you’ll need sign up to reserve your spot. Reservations will be taken starting Saturday, October 1 – one registration per vehicle and only the driver needs to sign up. In case of rain, the program will move inside to our Hamlin Community Room.

jumanji-rhinoDrive-In @ the Library
7:00 PM
Friday, October 21: Jumanji
Baby you can drive your car … to the library for that special drive-in experience!  We’re teaming up with the Canandaigua Parks and Recreation Department to show the movie Jumanji on the back wall of the library.  The whole family can enjoy the movie from your car – or bring a lawn chair for an up-close seat.  Parking is limited so you’ll need sign up to reserve your spot. Reservations will be taken starting Saturday, October 1 – one registration per vehicle and only the driver needs to sign up. In case of rain, the program will move inside to our Hamlin Community Room.

 

scary-storiesScary Stories Told
in the Dark

Tuesday, October 25
7:00 PM

Are you ready for some hair-raising tales? Only the bravest 3rd – 5th graders should dare to join us for this program of bone chilling stories. Be sure to come in costume – no registration necessary. Treats will be given to those who don’t try to trick the storyteller!

Biblio-Bop kidsBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, October 28
10:30 AM

Is there a preschooler in your house who LOVES to dance? Don’t miss our dance party, Biblio-Bop! We’ll start with a story and then hop and bop to fun music from our new children’s music collection. There is no sign-up for this program. Just stop on by and be ready to move! For children ages 1-5 and their parent or caregiver.

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halloween-witch-with-cauldronSomething Spooky *
Saturday, October 29
11:00 AM

Halloween stories and a craft for children in grades K – 2.  Be sure to come in costume!  Registration is requested.  Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or in person at the library – registration begins 10/1/16.