Children

 

For Children and Families

Book

Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ mferris@pls-net.org

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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Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
April 1 – May 28
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 picturebook 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.

 

Time for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays
April 6 – May 26
10:15 – 10:35 AM

ToddlerStories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun for 2 year olds and a 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.  Registration is required.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling the library at (585) 394-1381.

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Mother Goose Time *
Friday, May 8
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 April 26..

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.

 

A Tea Party for Mommy and Me *
Friday, May 8
1:00 PM

tea party clip artCome celebrate that special person you call Mommy!  Children ages 3-5 are invited to dress up and come for tea with the special lady or ladies in their life – Mommy, Grandma, etc.  We’ll be serving tea, juice, fruit, veggies, and cookies before a short story program.  Space is limited so please reserve your table beginning April 20.

 

Read to Jack *
Saturday, May 9
10:30 – 11:30 AM

JackChildren in kindergarten – 3rd grades can improve their reading skills by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dog, Jack. 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. This special time is offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 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)

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover *
Friday, May 15
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a very special Storytime.  After the stories, we’ll parade to the Story Room so you can tuck in your toy and give it a good-night kiss because your toy gets to spend the night at the library!  Come back on Saturday morning after 10:00 to pick up your toy and watch a slideshow of what mischief the toys got into while the library was closed.  Sign up begins May 1.

Wild Wings OwlWild Wing: Birds of Prey
Saturday, May 16
10:30 AM

What is a raptor? Why and how are they different from other birds? Come and see different families of raptors – an owl, a hawk and falcon. Learn about the natural history, biology and physical adaptations of birds of prey. With many hands-on items families can explore size, feathers, flying, hunting styles, beaks, feet and talons.

What is a raptor? Why and how are they different from other birds? The audience will be introduced to different families of raptors – an owl, a hawk and falcon. Learn the natural history, biology and physical adaptations of birds of prey. With many hands-on items we explore size, feathers, flying, hunting styles, beaks, feet and talons.BBiblio-Bop Dance PartyBiBibB

Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, May 29
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 – 5 with their parent or caregiver.  No registration is necessary.