For Children and Families


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

Check out our calendar for day-by-day listings
of events & programs and to register online.


 Programs marked with an * require registration.



Toddler-DancingBiblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, June 26
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
2015 Summer Library Fun for Children
Click here for our printable summer program flyer


Summer Reading Clubs 

June 27 – August 31

Are you ready to have a super summer? Our summer  theme is Every Hero Has a Story.  Have fun all summer long by signing up for one of our super reading clubs.  Registrations will be taken all summer long – it’s never too late to join;  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.


Turn-an-Old-Shirt-Into-a-Super-Hero-CapeCape Creation Saturday
Saturday, June 27
10:30 AM – 12:00 noon

Come and create a superhero cape and mask from a t-shirt!  You supply the shirt and we’ll provide the instructions and other materials. For all ages – parents included!  No registration. Make yours and be part of Wood Library’s Superhero Marching League in the 4th of July Parade!


Monday Craft_SuppliesMonday is Funday
Mondays, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
June 29 – August 10

Combine a great book with a super craft and you have our “Monday is Funday” program. Children going into grades 1-3 can come and hear a story read by children’s librarian, Mrs. Ferris. After the story, we’ll make a craft project related to the story. If there is time, the program will include additional stories. Come once or every week – no registration necessary.  Teens interested in helping with the program are asked to contact Mrs. Ferris in the Children’s Room.


PowSuperhero Training Academy *
Tuesday, June 30

Have you always wanted to be a superhero?  Join us at our very own superhero school and learn how by traveling from station to station to get the equipment and practice the skills you’ll need.  Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome.  For kids going into grades 1 – 6.  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


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)  We’ll start taking reservations  for the summer sessions on Monday, June 15th.


Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays
July 1 – August 13
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, June 15.


PB SwapPaperback Swap
Wednesday. July 1
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Got some old paperbacks that you’ve read, enjoyed, but don’t want to keep?  Then clean off your shelves and bring your books to the library to trade them one-for-one at our Paperback Swap.  Leave your money at home because it’s all free!


pj-storytime (1)Pajama Storytime
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

What could be more fun than listening to stories in your jammies?  Follow the paw print path to the Ewing Family Community Room on the third floor for stories, songs, a short movie, and flannelboard fun.  Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.


Superhero Lunch-BagMunchtime at the Movies
5 Thursdays (see schedule below)
12:00 noon

Bring your lunch to munch on while you enjoy a super movie!
Here’s our summer lineup:

July 2  – The Incredibles (115 min.)
July 9  – The Lego Movie (101 min.)
July 16 – Dumbo (64 min.)
July 30 – Bolt (96 min.)
Aug. 13 – Brave (93 min.)


Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time : Walkers or Pre-walkers *
Friday, July 3
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 June 15.

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.


March with Wood Library in the 4th of July Parade*
Saturday, July 4

for paradeJoin the Superhero Marching League and walk with Wood Library in the 4th of July parade. We’ll show all of Canandaigua that READING is the best super power to have!  Wear your superhero gear including the cape you made at our Cape Creation Saturday program on June 27 or get the instructions to make one at home. We’ll meet at the library and if you’ll need transportation back to the library after the parade, indicate this on your registration. For all ages.  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


Wildlife Defenders 101Creature Feature with the Wildlife Defenders
Tuesday, July 7
3:00 PM

The Wildlife Defenders are coming back to Wood Library this summer and they’ll be bringing their amazing animals for everyone to see and learn about.  For the whole family.


Saturday, July 11
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Children and their families can take a walk up and down Main Street and read the Tortoise and the Hare page-by-page as you loop the course.  Older kids can participate in the Fun Run starting at 9:30.


lego Leggo My Legos*
Tuesday, July 14

2:00 – 3:30 PM

It’s time to do some building!  We have the Legos, so leave yours at home – just bring your imagination! This program is for kids going into grades 1-6. When you’re done, display your super model in the Children’s Room. Sign-up so you won’t be left out!  Registration begins Monday, June 15. Register online, by phone (585-394-1381) or at the library.


bingoSuper Bingo*
Monday, July 20
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.  Sign your family up to play and you could win some fabulous prizes!  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.

Super ScienceSuperhero Science*

Tuesday, July 21
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Is there really such a thing as x-ray vision or super strength?  Discover your super powers with amazing science challenges. Wear old clothes – things could get messy! For kids going into grades 4 – 6.  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


origami-batman-12Super Origami*
Thursday, July 23
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Flex your fingers and get ready to fold for an hour of origami fun! We’ll be making a Batman face, a super flying disk and a mysterious ever-changing house. Registration is required. For children going into grades 4 – 6.  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


musical-notesChildren’s Concert
Thursday, July 23
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Join us for a fun-filled hour as the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival artists lead children and families through an educational program using stories, songs, and performance!  Recommended especially for ages 5 – 11, but all are welcome.  Meet the musicians and see their instruments up close after the concert.


Night of the NinjasTreehouse Tuesday: Night of the Ninjas*
Tuesday, July 28
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Have you ever met a real live ninja?  Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Japan, where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master. Will they learn the secrets of the ninja? Or will the evil samurai warriors get them first?  We’ll learn all about ninjas through crafts, games and other activities.  For children going into grades 2 – 4.  Registration is required.  Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


paper bagMystery Maker Bag Challenge*
Tuesday, August 4
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Are you up for a challenge? Put your creative thinking and problem solving skills to the test with our Maker Mystery Bag Challenge. You will be given a bag filled with ordinary objects that you will need to use to create something amazing. Work alone or team up with a friend. For grades 3 – 6.  Registration is requested. Sign up begins Monday, June 15.


duck-tapeIsn’t That Ducky*
Wednesday, August 5
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Get ready to get your fingers sticky!  We’ll be making a bookmark and a library card lanyard with duck tape.  For grades 3 – 6.  Registration required.


lego Leggo My Legos Encore*
Tuesday, July 14

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Let’s build again! If you missed our program in July or you just can’t get enough Legos, we’ve schedule a second session for master builders.  Remember, we have the Legos, so leave yours at home – just bring your imagination! This program is for kids going into grades 1-6. When you’re done, display your super model in the Children’s Room. Sign-up so you won’t be left out!  Registration begins Monday, July 20. Register online, by phone (585-394-1381) or at the library.

escape powSuper Summer Reading Club Party

Saturday, August 15
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Celebrate all the fun you had reading and exploring superheroes this summer at our super party.  for our summer reading club participants and their families.