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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Spring Preschool Program registration is going on

Our 2 weekly preschool program series will begin in April and run through May.

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 (select the day of the program that is best for your family), at the library, or by phone (585-394-1381).

 

Time for Twos*
ToddlerMondays or Tuesdays
April 4 – May 31

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.  Please register.  Sign-up begins 3/21 and continues throughout the series until classes are full.  Register online, at the library or call  (585)394-1381.

 

Storytime *
storytime-book-artWednesdays or Thursdays
April 6 – May 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 picture book stories, fingerplays, songs, and the flannelboard.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Please register.  Registration begins 3/21 and 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.

 


Biblio-Bop Dance Party

Friday, April 29

10:30 – 11:15 AM

MusicIf 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 2 – 5 years old and their parents or caregivers.

 

 

A Tea Party for Mommy and Me
Friday, May 6

1:00 PM

tea party clip artCome celebrate that special person you call Mommy! Children ages 3-5 are invited to dress up and bring that special lady or ladies in their life – Mommy, Grandma, etc. for our afternoon tea. Our refreshments will include a choice of tea, juice or lemonade along with fruit, veggies, and baked goodies. Mrs. Ferris will read some special stories and we’ll have a delightful time! Reservations are required. Please register online, at the library, or by phone after April 17 to reserve your table as our space is limited.

 

Mother Goose Time *
Friday, May 13
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 begins April 25.  Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or at the Checkout 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.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, May 13
4:00 PM

Stuffed animal sleepover

It’s time for your toys to have some fun! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, doll, or puppet to a special Storytime program. After the stories and snacks, we’ll go to the Story Room to tuck all the toys in for the night – THEY get to sleepover at the library! Then come back on Saturday morning between 10:00 AM and noon to pick up your toy and see the slideshow about what they all did while the library was closed! Sign up online, at the check-out desk or by calling call (585) 394-1381.  For ages 2-8.