Programs for
Children and Families


Mary Ferris ~ Children’s Librarian ~ [email protected]


1000 Books Before Kindergarten         
Sign your child up for our read-together challenge!  This national program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she starts kindergarten.  The program is free, the rewards are priceless, and it’s easy to participate.  We’ll add your child’s name  to our Reading Tree display and give you a folder with the program instructions, reading tips, book suggestions, along with your first reading log. It’s a fun way for families to spend time together and it will also help prepare your infant, toddler or preschooler for later reading success. Sign up and start reading!


 Programs marked with * require registration.

Just click on the name of the program to go directly to our online calendar to register.
You can also sign up at the library or by calling (585) 394-1381.
See program details in the listings below.




Wednesdays or Thursdays
October 4 – November 30 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

ages 3-5

Storybooks and more for children 3-5 years old!  Our half-hour sessions feature picture book stories, fingerplays, songs, and the flannel board.  The activities promote language development and pre-literacy skills.  Registration is requested as the class is limited to 25 children.   The series runs 8 weeks.  Sign up begins on Monday, September 18. Register online, in person or by calling (585) 394-1381.


Mother Goose Time *
Friday, December 1
Walkers: 10:15—10:35 AM
PreWalkers:  11:00—11:20 AM
ages 6 – 24 months with parent or caregiver

Our monthly early literacy program of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and a short story for babies and toddlers with their parent or caregiver. Each class lasts 20 minutes. Registration is requested and sign-up begins 2 weeks before each session.  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.  Registration requested for each month’s session.


Spotlight On:  Karma Wilson *
Tuesday, December 5 | 1:00-2:00 PM
ages 3-5

Stories, crafts and fun based on the Bear stories by Karma Wilson. Registration requested. Sign up online, by phone (585-394-1381), or in person at the library beginning November 20.


Crafter-School Special 1: Awesome Ornaments *
Thursday, December 7 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades 3-5

Homemade ornaments are the best!  Keep or use as gifts. Registration requested.


Registration opens for winter preschool program series

(December 18 – 30)

The next series of our Time for Twos and Storytime programs will begin in January so sign up now and reserve your spot.  Time for Twos is for 2 year olds and will be on Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:15.  Storytime is for 3-5 year olds and will be on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:30.  Register using our online calendar, by phone (585-384-1381) or stop by the check-out desk.


Crafter-School Special: Deck the Halls
Monday, December 18 | 4:00-5:00 PM
grades K-2

Easy and fun ornaments for younger school-age children to make. Registration requested.



Holiday Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, December 19 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
ages 3-7

Come in your jammies and follow the snowflake path to the Ewing Room on the 3rd floor for holiday stories, songs, and a short movie!  


Munchtime at the Movies: Despicable Me 3
Friday, December 29 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
family program

Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a movie on our big screen. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.


Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, Dec. 30 | 10:30 – 11:15 AM
ages 1-5 and parent or caregiver

If your preschooler loves to dance, we’ll be hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, and our parachute to enhance the fun.  There is no sign-up for this program.  Just come and be ready to move!