Children

 

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 an * require registration.

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Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, August 28
10:30 AM

Do you and 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.

 

Every Hero Has a Story
Superboy

Summer Reading Clubs 

June 27 – August 31
Our summer theme has been Every Hero Has a Story.    Here are our 3 clubs :

  • Owlets for preschoolers – color a star on your reading sheet each day that someone reads to you.
  • Super Readers (going into gr. 1-3) – Add a sticker to your superhero cape for each book you read or listen to.
  • Masters of the Reading Universe (going into gr. 4-6) – Take the challenge and complete your reading Bingo board to earn prizes.

Please submit your game sheets or reading counts by Monday, August 31.


Tail Wagging Tutors *

Tuesdays, June 30 – August 25 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, July 11 – Aug. 29 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

reading to a dogChildren going into 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 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)  .

 

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time : Walkers or Pre-walkers *
Friday, September 4
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 August 24.

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.

 

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.

Tail Wagging Tutors *
second Saturday of each month: September 12, October 10, November 14 and December 12
10:30 – 11:30 AM

reading to a dogChildren 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)

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time : Walkers or Pre-walkers *
Friday, September 4
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 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.

 

 

Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, October 30
10:30 AM

Do you and 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.