Children

 

Programs for
Children and Families


Book

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

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten         
Sign your child 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 add your child’s name  to our Reading Tree display and give you a folder with the program instructions, reading tips, book suggestions, along with your first reading log. It’s a fun way for families to spend time together and it will also help prepare your infant, toddler or preschooler for later reading success. Sign up and start reading!

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 Programs marked with * require registration.

Just click on the name of the program to go directly to our online calendar to register.
You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.
See program details in the listings below.

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Registration for our fall story series for preschoolers begins on Monday, September 18.

(see our Time for Twos and Storytime listings below)

Sign up online, in person at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

 

Time for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays
October 2 – November 28 | 10:15 – 10:35 AM
for 2 year olds their parent or caregiver

Join us on Monday or Tuesday mornings for stories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun 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 begins Monday, September 18 and is required. Sign up online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

Storytime*
Wednesdays or Thursdays
October 4 – November 30 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

ages 3-5

Storybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour sessions feature picture book stories, fingerplays, songs, and the flannel board.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.   The series runs 8 weeks.  Sign up begins on Monday, September 18. Register online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

Mother Goose Time*
Friday, October 6
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 class lasts 20 minutes. Registration is requested and sign-up begins 2 weeks before each session.  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.  Registration requested for each month’s session.

 

Book Talk & Reading
Saturday, October 7 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
family program 

Come meet local children’s author David Smith and local illustrator Josh Mull!  They’ll be doing a reading from their picture book, Escape to Cloud Castle: a Three Little Pigs Adventure.  Afterwards they will talk about other books they’ve created and take questions from the audience. 

 

Spotlight On: Laura Numeroff
Tuesday, October 10 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
ages 3-5

We’ll be having fun with stories, crafts, and games based on the books by Laura Numeroff.  For ages 3-5. Please register.  Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or in person at the library beginning October 1.

 

Drive In Movie: Beauty and the Beast *
Saturday, October 14 | 7:00 PM
family program

Drive your car to the library for that special drive-in movie experience!  We’re teaming up with the Canandaigua Parks and Recreation Department to show the movie Beauty and the Beast on the back wall of the library.  The whole family can enjoy the movie from your car – or bring a lawn chair for an up-close seat.  Parking is limited so you’ll need sign up to reserve your spot.  Reservations will be taken starting Sunday, October 1 – one registration per vehicle and only the driver needs to sign up. In case of rain, the program will move inside to our Hamlin Community Room.

 

Crafter-School Special: Creepy Hands *
Monday, October 16 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades 3-5

Create your own spooky decor by making a glow-in-the-dark hand.  Registration is requested.  Sign up begins October 1.

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, October 21 | 10:30—11:15 AM
ages 1—5 with parent or caregiver

If your preschooler loves to dance, come hop and bop to music using, shaker eggs, bells, scarves and our parachute to enhance the fun. There is no sign-up for this program.

 

Drive-In Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs*
Saturday, October 21 | 7:00 PM
family program   (note: this is a change from our newsletter – NOT showing Despicable Me 3)

Drive your car to the library for that special drive-in movie experience!  We’re teaming up with the Canandaigua Parks and Recreation Department to show the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on the back wall of the library.  (A local scientist named Flint is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. )

The whole family can enjoy the movie from your car – or bring a lawn chair for an up-close seat.  Parking is limited so you’ll need sign up to reserve your spot.  Reservations will be taken starting Sunday, October 1 – one registration per vehicle and only the driver needs to sign up. In case of rain, the program will move inside to our Hamlin Community Room.

 

Something Spooky *
Saturday, October 28 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
grades K-2

Halloween stories and a craft for children in grades K – 2.  Be sure to come in costume!  Registration is requested so we’ll have enough craft materials.  Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or in person at the library beginning Monday, October 9.

 

Halloween at Onanda
Saturday, October 28 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
family program

Come treat-or-treat at Onanada Park and stop by the Wood Library cabin to make a fun Halloween craft.  Treats will be provided!

 

Scary Stories Told in the Dark
Monday, October 30 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
grades 3-5

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 necessary. Treats will be given to those who don’t try to trick the teller!