For Children and FAMILIES
Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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2014 Summer Programs
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Programs marked with * require registration.
Sign up at the library or call us at (585) 394-1381.
FIZZ BOOM READ! *
Are you ready for some reading fun? This year’s theme is Fizz Boom Read! Sign up for one of our 3 reading programs and see how many books you can enjoy! Sign up begins June 26th.
Baby Boomers (preschoolers) – Color your reading sheet each day that someone reads to you.
Reading Robots (going into gr. 1-3) – Add to our reading display for each book you read or listen to.
Maze Masters (going into gr. 4-6) – Make your way through the reading maze and keep track of how many minutes you read to earn prizes.
Get creative on our front lawn! Explore your inner creativity and make a totally unique item to take home. You bring the shirt (or socks, or pillowcase, etc.), we’ll provide everything else. Be sure to wear old clothes as this activity can be messy! This is a casual, drop-in program for children, teens and their families, so just show up and have fun!
When you combine a great book with a craft and you have our “Monday is Funday” program. Children going into grades 1-3 are invited to come and hear a story read by children’s librarian, Mrs. Ferris. Then get readsy to make a fun craft project related to the story. If there is time, the program will include an additional story. Come once or every week – no registration is necessary. Teens interested in helping with the program are asked to contact Mrs. Ferris in the Children’s Room.
What a way to kick off our summer of fun for kids and their families! Professor Dave is a bumbling scientist who fumbles his way through several experiments in his effort to make the discovery of a lifetime. Will he succeed? Find out in this show that blends magic, puppetry, comedy, mystery, and audience participation, and culminates in a melodrama skit - starring children from the audience!
Tuesday, July 2
10:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Clear off your bookshelves and bring any paperbacks you don’t want anymore to our summer swap. Trade your books in for new-to-you ones brought in by other kids. It’s a great to “read up” – give away books that are too easy for you now and go home with ones you’ve been wanting to read. Leave your money home – it’s all free. For 1st-6th graders.
Tail Wagging Tutors *
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM and Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 AM
July 1 – August 26
Want to be a better reader or be more comfortable reading aloud? Children going into 1st – 3rd grades will have a chance to share a story by reading aloud for 10 minutes to our certified therapy dogs Ruby and Dash (and maybe Jack too!). The main objective 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.
Wednesdays or Thursdays
July 2 through August 14
10:30 – 11:00 AM
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. This eight week series is conducted by Mrs. Ferris and runs through the end of May. Don’t miss the fun! Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children. Sign up for the summer sessions begins Mon., June 16.
Summer Origami Club*
Wednesday, July 2, 9, and 16
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Flex your fingers and get ready to fold! Children going into grades 4-6 are invited to to the library for some origami fun. Learn how to make animals and other things using the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Each week in this 3 week series will feature different origami projects. Registration is requested as the class size is limited. Sign up at the library or call (585) 394-1381. Registration begins 7/16.
What could be more fun than coming to the library in your jammies? Children 3-7 years old are invited to come and follow the path of pawprints to the Community Room on the 3rd floor for stories, songs, a short movie, and flannelboard fun. Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children. No registration is necessary.
Eat your lunch at the library while you enjoy a movie on our “Big Screen”. Here’s the schedule:
July 3 Meet the Robinsons
July 10 Up
July 24 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
July 31 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Aug. 7 Despicable Me 2
Aug. 14 Wall-E
March with the Wood Library gang in the 4th of July Parade! Be among the first 75 who sign up (children, teens and adults) and get a Fizz Boom Read t-shirt. We’ll meet at the library and walk to the parade’s staging area. Transportation back to the library after the parade will be available. Call the library at 394-1381 to sign up.
Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? The Magic Tree House whisks Jack & Annie back to Pompeii on the very day the city will be destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. To go along with our Fizz Boom summer theme, we’ll explore ancient Rome and the science of volcanoes with games, crafts and other fun activities. For grades 2-4. Sign up begins June 16.
Join us for singing, chanting, dancing and active moving activities that will get your child’s musical mind active and creating! Music Play is a designed to guide musical development in young children. Parents are encouraged to be active participants and will learn new ways to bond with their children through music play. No registration is necessary – just drop in to enjoy the fun!
Are you ready for some family fun? Then let’s get ready to Bingo!! Sign your family up to play and you could win some fabulous prizes!
Mix fun and learning by creating engineering feats at the library. Sign up and make something amazing! Remember, we’ll provide the Legos so leave yours at home. Your awesome creations will be on display in the Children’s Room for the duration of the month. For kids going into grade 1 – 6.
Have your read and LOVED the book Wonder by RJ Palacio? This is a moving story about ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive. He goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Bring your lunch to the library for a chance to talk about it with other kids while you eat. For 4th - 6th graders who have read the book.
Are you ready for something icky? Simple science creates the grossest stuff so this program is not for the faint of heart! Wear old clothes – things could get messy! For 4th – 6th graders.
Are you ready to create a robot with a magnetic personality? Drop in and see what you can make using “stuff” from our Art Bar. We’ll have cups, paper tubes and cans to use as bases and all sorts of craft materials to add on. For all ages.
Our program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story is for babies and toddlers 6 – 24 months old and their parents. 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, July 21.
This program will shake you up! When Jack and Annie travel back to San Francisco in 1906, they arrive just as the great earthquake hits the city. We’ll explore the science of earthquakes with crafts and other activities. For children going into grades 2-4. Registration is required. Sign up begins June 16.
Wood Library welcomes back our special friends from the Wildlife Defenders. They will be bringing some of the animals from their wildlife education program for us to meet and learn about.
You’ve probably heard of science fairs, right? Well, this fair is about books and reading! What’s your favorite book – either one you’ve read this summer or your all-time favorite ever? Create a tri-fold storyboard display about your book and bring it to the library to share during our day-long fair in the Hamlin Community Room. For school-age children in grades 1-6, but make it a family project so you can explore the book together. All children who bring in a display will receive a prize.
Lost! … But Found, Safe and Sound
Tuesday, August 12
This program will teach children how not to get lost, how to stay comfortable until help arrives if they do get lost, and how they can be found more quickly. Our presenters from the Independent Search & Rescue Canine Handlers (ISRCH) will show just what to do. Come meet the dog- and- handler teams from this area and learn what you can do to stay safe.
If you couldn’t get to our program in July OR if you just can’t get enough of Legos, we’re having another day for your to come and build!. Sign up for this time will begin Monday, July 21. For kids going into grades 1-6.
It’s time to celebrate our summer of reading and science fun! Participants in all 3 Reading Clubs are invited to our Make your Own Ice Cream Sundae party.