For Children and Families


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ [email protected]

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


 Programs marked with * require registration.
You can click on the link in each program to go directly to the online program registration. 


Tail Wagging Tutors *
second Saturday of each month:
September 12, October 10, November 14 and December 12

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Tail Wagging Tutor JackChildren in grades 1-3 can improve their reading skills by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dogs. The goal of our Tail Wagging Tutor program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere for children to practice the skill of reading.  Sign up each month for a 10 minute reading session at the library or call (585) 394-1381 to reserve your reading time. (Sorry – no online registration for this event)


Fall Program Sign-up

Our fall story programs for preschoolers will start up in October.  Registration for Mother Goose Time, Time for Twos, and Storytime will begin on Monday, . Sept. 21.  Details for each program are below.




Mother Goose Time *
Friday, October 2
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 starts September 21.

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.


Drive-In Movie @ Wood Library
Friday, October 2
7:00 PM

Baby you can drive your car …  to the library for that Drive-In experience!  We’re teaming up with the Canandaigua Parks and Recreation Department to show the movie CARS on the back wall of the library.  The whole family can enjoy the movie from your car – or you can bring a lawn chair for an up-close seat.  Space is limited so you’ll need sign up to reserve your spot.  Reservations will be taken starting Monday, September 14.  Click here to sign up or call the library.


ToddlerTime for Twos
Mondays or Tuesdays

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.  Registration is required.  Sign up at the library or call 394-1381.  Registration begins Monday, September 21.


Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
October 7 – November 25
10:30 – 11:00 AM

storytime-book-artStorybooks 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.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.   Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.  Sign up begins Monday, September 21.


Book Character Pumpkin Contest
October 26-31

Do you have a favorite book character? Have your family choose a book and decorate a pumpkin to look like the main character! You can use paint, markers, realia or whatever you like to transform your pumpkin. Be creative!  Bring your finished character pumpkin to the library on October 26th. Pumpkins will be judged by patrons visiting the library all week and small prizes will be awarded. The pumpkins will be on display for others to view in the library.

Scary Stories Told in the Dark
Tuesday, October 27

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. Come in costume – no registration. Treats will be given to those who don’t try to trick the teller!


Wednesday, October 28
4:00 PM

origami-batman-12Get in the mood for Halloween by folding some creepy origami shapes.  We’ll be transforming a square of paper into a vampire, ghost, a bat, or a skull at this frightful class.  Registration begins 10/5 and is required.  Sign up online, at the library, or by phone.  For children in grades 4 & 5.



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

Do you aToddler-Dancingnd your preschooler love to dance? Come bop till you drop at our Biblio-Bop interactive dance program where we’ll have lots of non-stop dancing and singing fun!  For ages 1 – 4 with their parent or caregiver.  No registration.



Something Spooky*
Saturday, October 31
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