Children are VIPs at Wood Library: Very Important Patrons. Our children’s area is a warm and inviting place for children and families to explore, play, and enjoy. Collections include books for babies through 5th graders, book-and-toy sets, children’s music, dvd’s and books on cd. Visit our Play Space with toys and activity centers to encourage a child’s creativity. The Story Room is a perfect cozy setting for our story programs. A wide variety of programs for children of all ages are offered.
Preschool Storytime January 3 – February 22 : 10:30 – 11:00 AM choose Wednesday or Thursday
A 30 minute early literacy program of stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and the flannelboard especially for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. This weekly series is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday mornings and is offered in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Registration is requested. To sign up for the current session, click here for the online calendar, visit the library or call 585-394-1381.
Time for Twos January 8 – February 27 | 10:30 – 10:50 AM
choose Monday or Tuesday
2 year olds and their parents can enjoy simple stories, songs, and fingerplays in this 20 minute program. This weekly series is offered on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the winter, spring and fall. Click here and go to our calendar to register for the current session. Registration is requested.
Mother Goose Time Friday, February 23 Walkers class: 10:00 – 10:50 AM, Pre-Walkers class: 11:00 – 11:20 AM
A 20 minute language enrichment program for 6 – 24 month olds featuring nursery rhymes, songs, and activities. (The program is generally the first Friday of each month with a class for Walkers and another for Pre-Walkers. Due to scheduling conflict, our March class has been moved up one week.) Please register online, at the library or by calling 585-394-1381.
Grow a Reader: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. Click here to download the registration form or sign up at the library to get your packet and first reading log. Then just start enjoying books together!
Children 3 – 8 years old are invited to come to the library in their pajamas for stories and fun; parents are invited to join their children. This drop-in evening program is offered during the summer, as well as during National Library Week and before Christmas.
Summer Reading Clubs
Wood Library offers 3 special ways for children to keep reading and enjoying books during the summer months: a Read-to-Me club for preschoolers, a club for children going into grades 1-3 to help them maintain their reading skills during their vacation months, and a club for 4th – 6th graders to help them discover new genres and explore the fun they can have through books.
Munchtime at the Movies: The Lego Ninjago Movie Tuesday, February 20 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM family
Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a fun movie! In this big-screen Lego adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders.
Munchtime at the Movies: Wonder Friday, February 23 | 12:00 – 1:55 PM rated PG
Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a fun movie! WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Biblio-Bop Dance Party Saturday, February 24 | 10:30 – 11:15 AM 1-5 years old and their parents or caregivers If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Biblio-Bop party. We’ll be hopping and bopping the last Saturday of each month to music using bells, shakers, scarves and our parachute to enhance the fun. There is no sign-up for this 45-minute program. Just come and be ready to move!
Spotlight On: Dr. Seuss Monday, March 5 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ages 3-5 Let’s celebrate the fun of Dr. Seuss’s books with stories, games, and crafts! For children 3-5 years old. Registration is requested and begins 2/12/18. Sign up on the online calendar, at the library, or by calling (585) 394-1381. Please register by clicking here.
Crafter-School Special: Let’s Make a Kite! Monday, March 26 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM grades K-5 An hour of after-school crafting fun for school-age children. March is known to be a windy month, so be ready to use that wind to fly the kites we make! Registration is requested. Sign up at the library, by calling 585-394-1381, or by using the online calendar at woodlibrary.org Please register by clicking here.