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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Sign_up_NowRegistration for our winter Time for Twos & Storytime program series has begun.  Time for Twos and Storytime began in January and will run through  February!
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.

 

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.

 

Crafter-School Special: Puppets and Muppets
Wednesday, January 25
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Create a puppet while watching a movie starring our favorite puppet crew, the Muppets. You can model your puppet on one of the Muppets or create a character using your imagination. For grades K-5. Please register.

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, January 27
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.

 

Mother Goose Time*
Friday, February 3
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 1/23.  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. This program is generally held the first Friday of the month, but please check our calendar for the exact date.

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 4

Stop by our Children’s Department and discover all that’s fun for kids and families at the library! Here’s the schedule:
10:30  – Drop-in Storytime for 3-7 year olds
11:00 – Ice Cream for Breakfast (make your own sundae)
12:00 – Photo Op with Woody the Wood Library mascot
1:00 – Matilda the Movie

all day:
– Make-and-Take Craft in the Children’s Room
– Explore and play in our Family Space
– Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – Grow a Reader preschooler challenge
– Get your school-aged child a library card 

Crafter-School Special:
Have a Heart! *

Thursday, February 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM
What can you make with a heart?  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll have paper hearts of all sizes and colors – see what you can create with them!  Registration is requested, but drop-ins will be welcome.  Grades K-5.

 

Spotlight On: Corduroy *
Tuesday, February 14
1:00 – 2:00 PM

This month our spotlight will shine on that loveable bear, Corduroy. We’ll have stories We’ll have stories, crafts, and games basded on the character created by Don Freeman.  The program is for 3-5 year olds and registration is requested.

 

Leggo My Legos *
Monday, February 20
2:00 – 3:30 PM

It’s time to do some building! We have the Legos, so just bring your imagination! This program is for kids going into grades K-5. When you’re done creating, display your model in the Children’s Room. Sign-up so you won’t get left out!  Registration begins Feb. 1st.

Paperback Swap
Thursday, February 23
1:00 PM

Do you have paperback books that you’ve read and enjoyed, but don’t want to keep anymore? 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! For kids in grades K-5.

 

Munchtime at the Movies:
Finding Dory

Friday, February 25
12:00 noon – 1:40 PM

Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a fun movie! A friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents and along the way everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family.

 

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, February 25
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 with your child! For children ages 1-5 and their parent or caregiver.