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 our online calendar to register. You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

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Sign_up_NowRegistration for our winter Time for Twos & Storytime program series has begun.  Time for Twos and Storytime began in January and will run through  February!
Sign up at the library, using our online calendar, or by calling (585) 394-1381. Registration will continue throughout the series as space allows.  See program details in the listings below.

 

ToddlerTime for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays

Jan. 3 – Feb. 28
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 12/19 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.

 

      1000 Books Before Kindergarten         
Sign your preschooler up for our read-together challenge!  This national program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she starts kindergarten.  The program is free, the rewards are priceless, and it’s easy to participate.  We’ll write your child’s name on a leaf and add it to our Reading tree display.  You’ll get a folder with the program instructions, reading tips, book suggestions, and your first reading log.  Then just enjoy sharing books with your child.

 

Munchtime at the Movies: Finding Dory
Friday, February 25
12:00 noon – 1:40 PM

Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a fun movie! A friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents and along the way everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family.

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, February 25
10:30 – 11:15 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 with your child! For children ages 1-5 and their parent or caregiver. NOTE: the program is on SATURDAY for the next 3 months)

 

Spotlight On: Dr. Seuss *
Thursday, March 2
10:30 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 2:00 PM

This month our spotlight will shine on the books by Dr. Seuss. We’ll have stories, crafts, and games based on his stories.  The program is for 3-5 year olds and registration is requested. Click here for our calendar and sign up for either session.

 

Mother Goose Time*
Friday, March 3
Walkers class is at 10:15
Pre-Walkers class is 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. Each program lasts 20 minutes. Registration is requested and sign-up begins 1/23.  Click here to register online or call the library at 585-394-1381 to sign up for the class that best fits your child’s developmental stage. This program is generally held the first Friday of the month, but please check our calendar for the exact date.

 

Movie Time with Mo’s Gang
Tuesday, March 14
10:30 – 11:30 AM

While we’re on break from our regular story programs, come enjoy a mini movie marathon!  We’ll be featuring 3 of Mo’s classic characters: Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and Edwina the dinosaur.  Bring a blanket to get cozy on the floor.  A snack will be provided.  Ages 3-5.
Origami Critters *
Monday, March 27
4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades K-5

Get ready to flex your fingers as we create an origami zoo!  Warm up your folding skills as we make one animal together and then choose from several animal patterns to make a second critter.  Fun if you’re a beginner or if you love doing origami.  For grades 3 – 5 on their own or grades 1 & 2 with an adult to help them with the projects.  Registration is requested, but drop-ins will be welcome. Click here for our calendar to sign up.