Children

 

Programs for
Children and Families


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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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Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time*
Friday, December 2
Walkers at 10:15
PreWalkers at 11:00
Our once-a-month early literacy program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, along with a short story for babies 6 – 24 month olds & parent or caregiver. Registration is requested and signup begins 11/21.  Click here to sign up online or call the library.

 

grinchSpotlight On: The Grinch*
Wednesday, December 7
1:00 – 2:00 PM
This month our spotlight shines Dr. Seuss’s character, the Grinch. We’ll share the story and do some crafts and play games based on the grouchy green character.
For 3-5 year olds.  This program is a great way for children who go to UPK in the morning to keep connected to their library! Registration is requested. Sign up online, at the library or call 585-394-1381.

 

Sign_up_NowRegistration for our winter Time for Twos & Storytime program series will begin Monday, December 19th.  Time for Twos and Storytime will begin in January!
Sign up at the library, using our online calendar, or by calling (585) 394-1381. Registration will continue throughout the series as space allows.  See program details in the listings below.

 

deck-the-halls-santaDeck the Halls*
Monday, Dec. 19
4:00-5:00 PM
grades K-2
Let’s make some ornaments at this afterschool craft class!  We’ll be making several special projects to hang on your tree or to give away.  Registration is requested.  Sign up online, at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

christmas-pajamaHoliday Pajama Storytime
Wednesday Dec. 21
7:00-7:45 PM
A special holiday Pajama Storytime for children 3-7 years old.  Wear your jammies to the library and follow the path of snowflakes to the Ewing Room on the 3rd floor for holiday stories, songs, and flannel board fun.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.  No registration is necessary.

 

tea-light-snowmanCrafter-School Special:
Making Awesome Ornaments *

Thursday, Dec. 22
4:00-5:00 PM
grades 3-5
Create some fun and fabulous ornaments in our class just for elementary aged kids. We’ll be transforming tealights, folding origami decorations and more. Registration is requested. Sign up online, at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.

 

Biblio-Bop kidsBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, December 30
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 and bop to fun music from our new children’s music collection. There is no sign-up for this program. Just stop on by and be ready to move! For children ages 1-5 and their parent or caregiver.

 

ToddlerTime for Twos*
Mondays or Tuesdays

Jan. 3 – Feb. 28
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 12/19 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.

 

storytimePreschool Storytime*
Wednesdays or Thursdays 
Jan. 4 – Feb. 23
10:30 – 11:00 AM
A half-hour of fun for 3-5 year olds with picture books, fingerplays, action rhymes, songs, and a flannel board story or rhyme.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Please register.  Registration begins 12/19 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 continues throughout the series.

 

Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time*
Friday, January 6
Walkers class is at 10:15
PreWalkers 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 12/19.  Click the class name above to sign up online or call the library. This program is generally held the first Friday of the month, but always check our calendar for the exact date.