Children

 

Programs for
Children and Families


Book

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.
You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

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2016 Summer Program Flyer
  Click above to download a printable copy.

 


Summer Reading Clubs
skateboarder
June 22 – August 31 

Our summer reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!  Join one of our clubs for reading fun this summer!

Sign up begins Wednesday, June 22 and continues through the summer.

Waddlers Read-to-Me (preschoolers)
Color a duck on your reading sheet each day that someone reads to you.

The US Reading Team (going into gr. 1-3)
Add a medal to our reading display for every book you either read or listen to.

Reading Racers (going into gr. 4-6)
How many reading minutes can you rack up this summer? Registration for this club is online. Then just start reading! earn a prize for every 200 minutes you log. To sign up or record your reading minutes, click here.

 
craftsMonday is Funday

Mondays, June 27 – Aug. 15
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Combine a great story with a craft and you have our “Monday is Funday” program. For grades 1 – 3.

 

MusicMusic Play with Kim Kane
Tuesday, June 28
10:30 AM

Did you know music helps prepare a child to read?  Drop in for some singing, chanting, dancing and moving activities that will get your child’s musical mind active! For children 0-3 years old & their parent or caregiver.

FuddleProfessor U B Fuddle
Tuesday, June 28
7:00 PM
What a way to kick off our summer of fun for kids and their families! Professor Fuddle takes ordinary objects like a jump rope, a steel ball, a piece of pipe, a sports head band, an Oreo cookie, a baseball card, or even a paper bag and causes extraordinary things to happen while educating his audience about the importance of  exercise, good nutrition, and reading.  For the whole family.

 

storytime-book-artPreschool Storytime*
Wednesdays or Thursdays 
June 29 – Aug. 18 | 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 6/20 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.

 

Bookmark Character

Where Was I Wednesday
June 29 – Aug. 17
Isn’t it frustrating to lose your place when you’re reading?  Stop by the Children’s Room each Wednesday for a make-and-take bookmark craft.

 

PB SwapPaperback Swap
Wednesday, June 29
11:30
– 1:00 PM
Clean off your bookshelf and bring your old paperbacks to the library to trade them one-for-one. For grades 1 – 6.

 

PajamaPajama Storytime
Wednesdays, June 29 – August 17
7:00 PM

What could be more fun than listening to stories in your jammies? Follow the pawprint path to the Ewing Room on the 3rd floor for stories, a short movie and fun on the flannelboard. For 3 – 7 year olds.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.

 

TurboMunchtime at the Movies: Turbo
Thursday, June 30 at 
12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!  Turbo is a speed-obsessed snail with an unusual dream: to become the world’s greatest racer. This odd snail gets a chance to leave his slow-paced life behind when a freak accident gives him the power of superspeed.  (96 min.)

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time*
Friday, July 1
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 begins 6/20.  Click the class name above to sign up.

 

 

Dog wagging tailTail Wagging Tutor*
Saturdays 10:30—11:30 and Tuesdays 6:30—7:30
July 2 – August 30
Come to the library for a 10 minute reading time with our certified therapy dog, Jack! For children going into grades 1-3.  Sorry, there is no online registration for this program.  Sign up at the library or by calling 585-394-1381.

 

tie-dyeTie-Dye Saturday
Saturday, July 2
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Drop by and create a tie-dye shirt with the colors and design that you want to wear! You supply the shirt or whatever you like to dye and we’ll provide the rest. No registration is necessary – held on the library’s front lawn!

 

July 4th6Enjoy the 4th of July Parade!
July 4
Wood Library will NOT have a group marching in the parade this year. Enjoy the holiday with your family!

 

lego headLeggo My Legos!*
Tuesday, July  5
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Come create something amazing with Lego bricks!  We’ll provide the Legos – you provide the imagination.  For grades 1 – 6.  Click here to sign up.

Kung FuMunchtime at the Movies:
Kung fu Panda 3
Thursday, July 7 at 
12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!  After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters.  (95 min.) 

 

Wood Library 5K Fun Run and Story Walk5K, Fun Run
& StoryWalk
Saturday, July 11
5K – 8:30 AM
Fun Run – 9:30 AM
Story Walk – 10 AM – 4 PM

While adults participate in the 5K, children under 12 can sign up for the 1 mile Fun Run and families can go on our 2nd annual StoryWalk and read the book The Great Race by David McPhail page-by-page as you a walk up Main Street.

 

Stress BallIt’s De-stressing!*
Tuesday, July 12
11:00 AM
If your busy summer is starting to drive you crazy, it’s time to release that stress by making your very own de-stress ball. Registration is requested. Click here to sign up. For children going into grades 3-6.

 

origami-water-balloonOrigami in the Afternoon*
Thursday, July 14
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Flex your fingers for an hour of origami fun!  Registration is requested as class size is limited. Click here to sign up. For grades 4 – 6

 

Summer runnersDewey Decathlon*
Friday, July 15
1:00 PM
Are you up to the challenge?  Each of our 10 events will feature games based on a section of the Dewey Decimal System. For grades children going into grades 1-6.  Click here to sign up.

 

Wildlife Defenders 101Wildlife Defenders
Saturday, July 16
11:00 AM
The Wildlife Defenders and their amazing education critters are coming back to Wood Library!  We can’t wait to see who they will bring for us to meet and learn about.

 

YogaYoga for Kids*
Tuesday, July 19
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Let’s get moving! Yoga is a great way to get fit and it can also make you happier while helping you improve both your memory and concentration. This program will be led by certified yoga instructor Pat Finnerty. Please bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. For children in going into grades 1 – 6. Click here to sign up.

 

musical-notes
Canandaigua Lake Music Festival 
Children’s Concert 

Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 AM
We welcome back these fantastic music performers for their annual concert for children.  Recommended for ages 5-11.

 

Magic tree houseTree House Tuesday*
Afternoon of the Olympics
Tuesday, July 26
11:00 – noon
Travel back in time to Ancient Greece with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House. To go along with our Health and Fitness summer theme, we’ll have games, crafts and other fun activities based on the Olympics.  For children going into grades 2 – 4.  Please register.  Click here to sign up.

 

Air Bud 2Munchtime at the Movies:
Air Bud: World Pup
Thursday, July 28 at 
12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!  The golden retriever helps his young owner and his coed soccer team to shine while outsmarting a wily dogcatcher.  (83 min.) 

 

Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, July 29
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.

 

HarryHappy Birthday, Harry!*
Sunday, July 31
1:00 – 2:00 PM
It’s Harry Potter’s birthday so we’re going to celebrate with all kinds of fun activities based on the 7-book series. For children going into grades 3-6. Please register.  Click here to sign up online.

 

bingoFamily Bingo Night*
Tuesday, August 2
6:30 – 7:30 PM
B-4 you plan all your summer activities, be sure to mark your calendar to have some family fun at the library.  We’ll have some amazing prizes.  You can sign up online, by phone or at the library beginning 6/20 to reserve your family’s table.

how-to-train-your-dragonMunchtime at the Movies:
How to Train Your Dragon
Thursday, Aug. 4 at 
12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!  Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life.(98 min.)

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time*
Friday, August 5
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 begins 7/25.  Click program name above to sign up online.

 

lego headLeggo My Legos Encore!*
Tuesday, August 9
2:00 – 3:30 PM

If you missed our building time in July or you just can’t get enough Legos, here’s your chance for more fun.  We’ll provide the Legos and the models made will be put on display in the Children’s Room.  For grades 1 – 6.  Registration requested and will start Sunday, July 10. Click here to sign up.

Zootopia 2Munchtime at the Movies: Zootopia
Thursday, Aug. 11 at 
12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!   When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. (108 min.)

 

board-gamesBoard @ the Library*
Friday, August 12
6:30 -8:00 PM
We’re pulling out our collection of board games for you and your family browse through and try playing at our after-hours game night.  You just might discover a new family favorite! Play as a family or with other games lovers who are here. Our after-hours game night is a potluck affair so feel free to bring a snack to share.   The library will provide soda, juice and water. Click here to sign up.

chalk2Sidewalk Plein Air Day
Tuesday, August 16
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Pick one of the sidewalk squares outside the library and decorate it with a scene, image or design!  You can choose to do it alone or have your friends or family help you.  We’ll provide the chalk.  Cross your fingers and hope it’s a beautiful sunny day.

Charlie BrownMunchtime at the Movies:
You’re A Good Sport, Charlie Brown
Thursday, Aug. 18 at 12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!   Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peppermint Patty compete in a motocross race.  (25 min.)

 

BoldSummer Reading Party
Saturday, August 20
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Come celebrate the reading fun we’ve had with games, water balloon challenges, and snacks.  For children participating in our 3 Summer Reading Clubs and their families.

 

Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, August 26
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.