For Children and Families


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

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


 Programs marked with * require registration.


Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
April 1 – May 28
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 picturebook 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.


Time for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays
April 6 – May 26
10:15 – 10:35 AM

ToddlerStories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun for 2 year olds and a 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.  Registration is required.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling the library at (585) 394-1381.

Read to Jack *
Saturday, April 11
10:30 – 11:30 AM

JackChildren in kindergarten – 3rd grades can improve their reading skills by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dog, Jack. 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. This special time is offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Sign up 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)


Pajama Storytime
Thursday, April 16
7:00 PM

pj-storytime (1)What could be more fun than listening to stories in your jammies?  Children 3-7 years old can help us celebrate National Library Week by coming to the library in their pajamas and following the path of pawprints to the Ewing Community Room on the 3rd floor for stories, songs, and flannelboard fun.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.  No registration is necessary.


Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, April 24
10:30 AM

Toddler-DancingDo you and your preschooler love to dance? Come bop till you drop at our Biblio-Bop interactive dance program where we’ll have one hour of non-stop dancing and singing fun!  Ages 1 – 5 with their parent or caregiver.  No registration.


Mother Goose Time *
Friday, May 8
see times below

Our 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 April 26..

TMother Goose 2he 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.


A Tea Party for Mommy and Me *
Friday, May 8
1:00 PM

tea party clip artCome celebrate that special person you call Mommy!  Children ages 3-5 are invited to dress up and come for tea with the special lady or ladies in their life – Mommy, Grandma, etc.  We’ll be serving tea, juice, fruit, veggies, and cookies before a short story program.  Space is limited so please reserve your table beginning April 20.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover *
Friday, May 15
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Curious George in jammiesBring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a very special Storytime.  After the stories, we’ll parade to the Story Room so you can tuck in your toy and give it a good-night kiss because your toy gets to spend the night at the library!  Come back on Saturday morning after 10:00 to pick up your toy and watch a slide show of what the toys did while the library was closed.  Sign up begins May 1.