Our Services

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 6th 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.

Things are changing in the Children’s Room! Please keep an eye on the calendar, call, or ask in person to keep up-to-date with programming in the coming months. All programs are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

All-Ages Storytime | Mondays at 9:30am, Tuesdays at 10:15am, and Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:15am

Stories, songs, and fingerplays make up this fun program for children of all ages. Drop in whenever is convenient for you! You can even attend multiple per week.

Baby Storytime | Fridays at 9:30am

Storytime for ages 0-2 years with a caregiver, and may feature stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, or other activities.

One Book, OWWL Kids | Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm | RR

One Book, OWWL Kids is a community reading program across Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties. Families with children in grades Pre-K-3 are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 17, for a special event, including a community reading of Finding Kindness by Deborah Underwood as well as painting a kindness rock. Registration is requested, and all registrants will receive a copy of the book to take home.

Rainbow Fish: A Play by the FLCC Performing Arts Department | Friday, April 19 at 10:00am

Join us for a staged adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish performed by the students in FLCC’s Performing Arts Department. The international bestseller and award-winning book has a wonderful message of friendship and belonging.  With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of its kind.  But when Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores them anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps them learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

The Genesee & Ontario Model-N-Gineers Model Train Show | Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21

Join the Genesee & Ontario N-Gineers to view two of their track displays.

Club members will be on-hand to provide information about the trains, their Club and any aspect of the model railroad hobby.

Train Storytime | Saturday, April 20 at 10:30am

Join us for a special train themed story time and then check out the visiting model trains! This is an all-ages story time with stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Sensory Playtime | Monday, April 22 at 11:00am

Come and play with your child at our fun sensory stations! Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Through sensory play, children explore and naturally use scientific processes while they play, investigate, create and discover new sensations. Caregivers are expected to interact with their child at each station.

Lego Club | Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00pm

Kids can complete a challenge or explore their creativity through free building. Best for ages 5-10.

Baby Playtime | Friday, April 26 at 10:00am

Directly follows Baby Storytime, but you do not need to attend both!

Babies love exploring! We will have a variety of toys and sensory activities for your baby to enjoy.

Baker Park StoryWalk  
Come to the park and enjoy our permanent StoryWalk. Each month we feature a different picture book for families to experience together. Park in the lot and follow the path clockwise around the story boards, reading the story as you walk the loop.

This month’s featured book is What’s New, Daniel? by Micha Archer. “What’s new?” We casually say this to each other all the time, but when Daniel’s grandpa asks him this question, Daniel’s curiosity is sparked and he’s determined to really find out! And there is so much new stuff to report on, since their local park is brimming with spring life. Birds have reappeared from their winter journeys, ducklings are hatching, and polliwogs are growing long legs—just like Daniel!

We’d love to hear your comments or see a photo of your family reading the story! Send them to Miss Rachel ( Click here for a map to get to the park!

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!

Bedtime Stories / Pajama Storytime on Facebook
ages 3 – 7
Children 3 – 7 years old can put on their jammies and cozy up to their computer, tablet or phone for stories, songs and fun at home with Mrs. Ferris. Just click on “videos” on our Facebook page or go to the playlist on our YouTube channel to view anytime.

Time for Twos Playlist
for 2 year-olds
Join Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Ferris (and her puppet helper, Shrinking Violet) on YouTube for a program of short stories, rhymes, fingerplays and something fun on her flannel board.

Storytime Online with Mrs. Ferris 
Visit our YouTube channel to watch some virtual story fun with our children’s librarian reading picture books, doing fingerplays and sharing something fun on her flannel board.


Mother Goose Time
Nursery rhymes and songs for families with children 6-24 months old are on our YouTube channel.

Kids Can Make It
Looking for kids crafting programs? Check out the playlist on our YouTube channel! You’ll find a variety of videos for kids (and some are even done BY kids!). This playlist includes Wood Library’s “Crafter-School Specials” and “Monday is Funday” programs for school-age children, “Spotlight On” preschool programs, the “Avery Makes and Bakes” series, plus some fun individual craft videos.

Where’s Waldo in Canandaigua
all ages
Did you ever notice the life-size Waldo sitting on a shelf in the corner when you’ve been in our Children’s Room? He was made for a city festival a few years ago and has stayed at the library because he feels so comfortable here! We found a 3″ tall Waldo, took pictures of him out & about around Canandaigua and posted pictures of him on Facebook to see if people could figure out where he’d been – and even challenged people to take a picture of themselves taken in the same spot! If you missed his city trek, check our Facebook album and see if you can follow his path around the city!

2024 Summer Reading Clubs: Adventure Begins at Your Library
June 24-August 31

Have reading fun all summer long by joining one of our reading clubs:

Early Literacy, birth-PreK – Cross off activities as you complete them! When you’ve finished a colored row of activities across the board, come in and claim a prize.

Grades K – 6 – Complete a bingo board with reading and activity challenges. Each BINGO gets a prize, and full board blackout gets an entry for a Grand Prize raffle.

Registration begins June 24 and continues through the summer. Sign up and start reading!