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.
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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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.

 

Registration for our spring preschool story program series (Time for Twos & Storytime) has begun!
Sign up at the library, using our online calendar, or by calling (585) 394-1381. Registration will continue throughout each series as space allows.  See program details in the listings below.

 

ToddlerTime for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays
April 3 – May 23
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 3/20 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.

Storytime *
April 5 – May 25
10:30 – 11:00 AM

Storybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour session on Wednesday morning features 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.  Register online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, April 29
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 & bop to fun music from our children’s music collection. There is no registration 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 now on SATURDAYS)


Mother Goose Time*
Friday, May 5
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 4/17.  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.

 

 A Tea Party for Mommy & Me *
Friday, May 5
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Come celebrate that special person you call Mommy! Children ages 3-5 are invited to dress up and bring that special lady or ladies in their life – Mommy, Grandma, etc. for our afternoon tea. Refreshments will include a choice of tea, juice or lemonade along with fruit, veggies, and baked goodies. Mrs. Ferris will also read some special stories so come for a delightful time! Registration is required. Please reserve your table online, at the library, or by phone beginning April 17. Space is limited.

Spotlight On:
Leo Lionni *

Tuesday, May 9

1:00 – 2:00 PM
ages 3-5

This month we’re shining the spotlight on the books by author Leo Lionni, with stories, crafts and fun based on his creative collage illustrations. For ages 3 – 5.  Please register.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover *
Friday, May 12 
4:00 – 5:00 PM

It’s time for your toys to have some fun! Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll to a special Storytime program in our Ewing Community Room. After the stories and a snack, we’ll parade to the Story Room to tuck all the toys in for the night – THEY get to spend the night at the library! Come back on Saturday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 AM to pick up your toy and see the slideshow about what they all did while the library was closed! Registration is requested so sign up online, at the check out desk or call (585) 394-1381.

 

Crafter-School Special:
Funny Face Book
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Monday, May 22
4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades K-5

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and see how many different expressions you can make?  We’re going to make a book where you can mix eyes, noses, and mouths to create wacky faces.  For grades 3 – 5 on their own or grades K- 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.

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, May 27
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 & bop to fun music from our children’s music collection. There is no registration for this program. Just come and be ready to move with your child! For children ages 1-5 and their parent or caregiver. (NOTE: the program is on SATURDAY)

 

Mother Goose Time*
Friday, June 2
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 4/17.  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.