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.
Baker Park StoryWalk
Come to the park and enjoy our permanent StoryWalk. Each month we will feature a different picture book for families to experience together. Park in the lot and follow the path around the 24 story boards. Read the book as you walk along the trail. Our current book is Spring in Here, written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Note: Our storyboards are widely spaced so you can easily enjoy the book while keeping a safe distance from others along the loop.
Preschool Storytime Online Wednesdays
Visit our YoutubeKids channel for some virtual story fun with Mrs. Ferris! Each week there will be video stories, fingerplays, and even the flannel board. (click the link above)
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!
Summer Reading Clubs (r) June – August 2020
The 2020 theme will be Imagine Your Story
Wood Library offers 3 reading clubs for children to keep them reading and enjoying books during the summer months. Preschoolers can sign up for the Read-to-Me Club and color their reading sheet every day they are read to. There will be 2 separate clubs for school age children: one for children going into grades 1-3 to help them maintain their reading skills during the summer vacation months by keeping track of the number of books they read or listen to and one for 4th – 6th graders to help them discover new genres and explore the fun they can have through books by tracking the number of minutes they read.
Pajama Storytime Wednesday nights during the summer | 7:00 – 7:45 PM ages 3 – 7
Children 3 – 7 years old can wear their jammies and come to the library for stories, songs, a short movie and fun; parents are invited to join their children. This is a drop-in evening program offered during the summer, as well as during National Library Week and before Christmas.
Creating Art with Household Items presented by the Art Center of Rochester Monday – Friday | 10:00 AM
Our Crafter-School specials are on hold while the library is closed, but there are some GREAT craft activities on the Art Center of Rochester’s Facebook page. They are offering Facebook live sessions, “Creating Art with Household Items”, Monday-Friday at 10 AM – fun for all ages! After they have aired, all the project videos can be viewed by clicking here.
Friday Flannelboard Fun Fridays on Facebook and YouTube preschool and younger
Mrs. Ferris calls her flannel stories and rhymes the “dessert” of Storytime so while regular programming at the library is not happening, she’ll be sharing some flannel fun each Friday. After they have aired, all the videos can be viewed by clicking here.