Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian [email protected]
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!
Registration for our Summer Programs for Children
begins Monday, June 19!
Programs marked with * require registration.
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.
Artwork created by preschool – 6th grade children that is worthy of being displayed on the will be on display in the Ewing Family Community Room on the 3rd floor. All art can be picked up after the show ends.
Build a Better World Summer Reading Clubs
June 26 – August 30
– Little Builders (preschoolers)
– Reading Maniacs (going into gr. 1-3)
– Reading Crew (going into gr. 4-6)
Combine a great book with a craft and you have our “Monday is Funday” program. Come once or every week – no registration is necessary. Teens interested in helping with the program are asked to contact Mrs. Ferris in the Children’s Room.
Do you love to color? Drop in, color a building and help create a shelf-top city in the Children’s Room.
Join David Moreland the Magician for this high-energy, 45-minute show. It’s packed with magic, comedy, mystery, puppetry, and several routines featuring a member of the audience – maybe one of them will be you!
Wednesdays or Thursdays
June 28 – August 17 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
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. Register online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.
Clean off your bookshelf and bring your paperbacks to the library to trade them one-for-one.
Wear your jammies to the library for stories, fingerplays, a short movie and fun on the flannelboard. Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.
Munchtime at the Movies
seven Thursdays at 12:00 noon
Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a movie on our big screen!
June 29: Lego Movie (100 minutes)
July 6: Moana (107 minutes)
July 13 Lego Batman Movie (104 minutes)
July 27 Monsters Inc. (92 minutes)
Aug. 3: The Lorax (86 minutes)
Aug. 10: Tangled (100 minutes)
Aug. 17: Minions (90 minutes)
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.
Friday, June 30 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Love Legos? Then join us and let your imagination run wild as you go from station to station to explore, create, get challenged, and have fun with everything Lego. Registration requested, but you can drop-in too.
Read aloud to our certified therapy dog, Jack, to practice your reading in a cozy “dog-friendly” atmosphere. Reserve your 10-minute reading time at the library or call (585) 394-1381 (sorry – no online registration for this program).
We’ll start taking registrations on Monday, June 19.
Drop by the library’s front lawn and create a tie-dye shirt with the colors and design that you want to wear! You supply the shirt and we’ll provide the rest. No registration necessary. And wear your shirt and join us to march with Wood Library in the 4th of July parade!
Mother Goose Time*
Fridays, July 7 and August 4
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 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.
Build a better YOU while you take a walk up Main Street and read the story Froggy Builds a Tree House.
Guess who’s going to be at the library for a special story program featuring his stories: FROGGY! Come for the stories and be sure to have your picture taken with him.
Quake ‘n Make: Earthquakes and Construction *
Monday, July 10 | 10:30 AM
grades 1 – 6
What happens to a building when there’s an earthquake? How can buildings be made to withstand the force of a quake? Don’t miss this hands-on STEM exploration for children in grades 1-6. Learn about and make earthquake waves with slinkies, build marshmallow and toothpick towers to test against a shaking table, and find out about the best ways to build skyscrapers. Please register as space is limited.
Drop in and see what you can make! We’ll have Big Blue Blocks out in our Story Room. Create something and then knock it down and build again!
Drop in and learn how to make and fly paper airplanes.
Leggo My Legos*
Tuesday, July 11 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
grades 1 – 6
Create something amazing with Lego bricks! We’ll provide the Legos and kids will provide the imagination. The models made will be put on display in the Children’s Room. Please register.
Let’s Play BINGO! *
Monday, July 17 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
B-4 you plan all your summer activities, be sure to mark your calendar for some family fun at the library. Registration required. Reserve your table to play and you could win some fabulous prizes!
Build It Challenge! *
Tuesday, July 18 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Cups, crafts sticks and cubes – oh my! Simple materials, and yet we’ll have a blast building all kinds of amazing structures with them. Are you up to the challenge? Registration is requested.
A fun introduction to chamber music. Recommended for ages 5-11, but all are welcome. After the concert, children can meet the musicians and see the instruments up close.
It wouldn’t be summer without our favorite animal program! The Wildlife Rock Stars (formerly known as the Wildlife Defenders) is a wildlife education outreach group who will be here to share information about the animals they bring and encourage wildlife conservation awareness. It’s a program not to be missed!
Children will use simple art materials to create paper stick puppets and table-top scenery to act out a folk tale. Please register.
Are you ready for some after-hours family fun at the library? We’ll provide LEGO bricks for families to build together. Bring your imagination and build freely or participate in a building challenge! Please register as a family. All children must have an adult with them.
Discover what Habitat homes look like around the world by watching a quick video of a child living in a Habitat house. Then get ready for an engaging house-building Lego activity that will have kids thinking about the important components that make up a house and about the differences between how houses in the United States and other countries around the world are built.
Paper Shapers *
Tuesday, August 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
We’re going to be building with paper! Enjoy origami-paper folding for fun, relaxation and stretching your brain. Please register.
American Girl: Samantha and the Suffragettes *
Wednesday, August 2 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Teresa Wood will introduce children to the suffragette movement in NY through the story of American Girl Doll, Samantha. Samantha’s stories take place in 1904 and participants will learn how women fought and won the right to vote! Designed for children ages 7-11. Please register.
Use pipe cleaners, paper bags, boxes and assorted “stuff” to construct a futuristic building. Work on your own or team up with other kids to make something that’s out of this world. Please register.
Preschool Construction Zone
Friday, August 11 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Explore all things construction: make a toolbelt, play Stick the Tire on the Truck, build a Duplo tower, and so much more! Please register.
If you missed our program in July OR if you just can’t get enough of Legos, come and build again. Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome. Sign up for this session begins 7/17.
Build a Better World Party
Saturday, August 19 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
for all Summer Reading Club participants
Celebrate the reading fun we’ve had this summer. Refreshments will be served.