For Children and FAMILIES


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~

Check out our online calendar for day-by-day listings of events and programs


Registration for our fall story programs for preschoolers begins Monday, September 15th.

Stop in the library or call (585) 394-1381 to sign up for Storytime, Time for Twos, or Mother Goose Time classes (see below).

Other programs marked with * also require registration.  


Signing timeFamily Signing Time*
Thursday nights, Sept. 11 – Nov. 20
6:30 PM

Building on the popularity of our Baby Signing Time series, we are pleased to offer this new program to open the world of signing to parents and their preschoolers ages 2-5.  Family Signing Time teaches families to communicate through American Sign Language and makes it fun to learn.  Instructor Niki Orbaker will lead our weekly classes and each session will build on the signs taught in previous classes.  Registration is requested.  The series will run on Thursday evenings at 6:30, September 11 – November 20th and classes are free.


Storytime *
Wednesdays or Thursdays

October 1 – November 26
10:30 – 11:00 AMstorytime-book-art

Storybooks 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.  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.


Mother Goose 2Mother Goose Time *
Friday, October 3
see times below

Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents or caregivers.

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. Registration is requested and sign up begins Monday, September 15th.



Time for Twos *
Mondays or Tuesdays
October 6 – November 26
10:15 – 10:35 AM

Stories, 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 and begins on Monday, September 15th.  Choose whichever day of the week is better for your family and register in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.


Tail Wagging Tutor *
Saturday, October 11
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Jack is back!  Want to be a better reader or be more comfortable reading aloud?  We’re continuing our popular summer program this fall on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Children in  1st – 3rd grades will have a chance to share a story by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dog. The goal of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere for children to practice the skill of reading.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381 to reserve your reading time.

Something Spooky
Saturday, October 25

11:00 AM

It’s time for some Halloween fun! Our story and craft program is for children in kindergarten – 2nd grades. Sign up to come and be sure to wear your costume.  Register beginning Monday October 6 at the library or call (585) 394-1381.


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Tuesday, October 28
4:00 PM

Get in the Halloween mood by making some cool, slightly spooky origami creations.  We’ll turn a square of paper into a vampire, ghost, a bat, a pumpkin, or a mummy at this very creepy class.  Registration is required.  Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381.  For grades 4 & 5.

Scary Stories Told in the Dark

Thursday, October 30
7:00 PM

Are you ready for some hair-raising tales? Only the bravest 3rd – 5th graders should dare to join us for this program of bone chilling stories. Be sure to come in costume! There will be treats for those who don’t try to trick the teller!