Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ [email protected]
Check out our calendar for day-by-day listings
of events & programs and to register online.
Programs marked with * require registration.
You can click on the link in each program to go directly to the online program registration.
Time for Twos
Mondays or Tuesdays
October 5 – December 1
10:15 – 10:35 AM
Simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs for 2 year olds and their parent or caregiver. Weekly sessions with Mrs. Ferris and her helper, Shrinking Violet, are 20 minutes long. Registration is required. Sign up at the library or call 394-1381. Registration begins Monday, September 21.
Wednesdays or Thursdays
October 7 – November 25
10:30 – 11:00 AM
Storybooks 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, September 21.
Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Friday, November 27
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.
Get Wimpy @ Wood Library
Friday, November 27
A new Wimpy Kid book is out so let’s celebrate all things wimpy! Join us for an hour of fun based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. We’ll have wimpy activity stations with wimpy challenges, wimpy games, wimpy crafts and wimpy snacks. Registration is requested – sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or at the Welcome Desk. For grades 2 – 5.
Mother Goose Time *
Friday, December 4
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 November 23. sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or at the welcome desk.
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.
The holiday season is here! Meet Kaya, Felicity, Caroline, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Rebecca, Kit, Molly and Julie all DRESSED UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Come and learn about Christmas and the holidays through American History and view favorite items from each doll’s wintertime collections. Come in your favorite holiday attire, dress up a doll for the holidays and get ready to see her shine as she walks the red carpet! Snacks and a craft will be included. Free and intended for grade school children. Registration begins Nov. 16th online, by phone (585-394-1381), or at the library.
Tail Wagging Tutors *
second Saturday of each month: December 12
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Children in 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, “dog-friendly” atmosphere for children to practice the skill of reading. Sign up each month 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)
A special Christmas version of our Pajama Storytime. Children 3-7 years old are invited to come to the library in their jammies and follow the path of snowflakes to the Community Room for holiday stories, songs, and flannelboard fun. Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children. No registration is necessary.
Let’s make some Christmas decorations! Join us for this afterschool ornament making class for children in grades K – 2. We’ll be making several special projects to hang on your own tree or to give away. Registration is requested. Sign up beginning November 30 either online, at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.
Our weekly Time for Twos (for 2 year olds on Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15) and Preschool Storytime (for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:30) programs will begin in January and run for 8 weeks. Sign up online, at the library, or by phone (585-394-1381).
Monday, December 21
Get in the mood for Christmas by folding origami ornaments. We’ll be transforming a square of paper into ornaments to hand on your tree. Registration begins Nov. 30 and is required. Sign up online, at the library, or by phone (585-394-1381). For children in grades 3 – 6.
A free robotics class and parent orientation by Sylvan Learning to give families a taste of how STEM can be engaging and fun! Participants will create and program robots using Lego bricks, collaborate with other kids in friendly competitions, and learn to troubleshoot and solve problems together. For Children in grades 2 – 5. Registration requested. Sign up online, at the library, or by phone (585-394-1381).