Children

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 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 enjoy together. Read the book  as you take a walk along the trail.

Our book for the winter months (December – March) is the “Mrs. Toggle’s Zipper” by local author, Robin Pulver. When Mrs. Toggle’s zipper sticks and traps her inside her coat, everyone in the school tries to free her but with little success.

Click here for a map to get to the park!

Mother Goose Time (r)
Friday, April 3      

Walkers class: 10:00 – 10:20 AM, Pre-Walkers class: 11:00 – 11:20 AM
A 20 minute language enrichment program for 6 – 24 month olds featuring nursery rhymes, songs, a story and activities.  The program is generally held the first Friday of each month with a class for Walkers and another for Pre-Walkers with play time after each class.  Please register online, at the library or by calling 585-394-1381.

Preschool Storytime (r)
April 1 – May 21, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

choose Wednesday or Thursday
A 30 minute early literacy program of stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and the flannelboard especially for 3, 4, and 5 year olds.  This weekly series is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday mornings and is offered in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Registration is requested.  To sign up, click here for the online calendar, visit the library or call 585-394-1381.

Time for Twos (r)
April 6 – May 19, 2020 | 10:30 – 10:50 AM
choose Monday or Tuesday
Two year olds and their parents can enjoy simple stories, songs, and fingerplays in this 20 minute program. This weekly series is offered on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the winter, spring and fall. Registration is required. Click here and go to our calendar to register for the current session.

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.

Crafter-School Special: Shrinky Dink Fun! (r)
Thursday, March 26 | 4:00—5:00 PM
grades K—5
Create an amazing Shrinky Dink keychain or bookmark! For children in grades K-5.  Snack provided.  Registration is requested. Please register online, at the library or by calling 585-394-1381. 

Sensory Play Time
Friday, March 27 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
ages 6 months—4 years
Come and play with your child at our sensory stations! Though 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. Drop-in program.

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, March 28 | 10:30—11:15 AM
ages 1-5 with parent or caregiver
If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Dance Party! We’ll begin with a short story and then start hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, scarves, bubbles and our parachute to enhance the fun.  There is no sign-up for this 45-minute program.  Just come and be ready to move! Note: this program is usually on the last Saturday of the month, but check our calendar to be sure of the date for each month. 

Leggo My Legos
Monday, April 6 | 2:00—3:30 PM
family program
Get ready to do some building! We have the Legos, so just bring your imagination! This program is for kids in grades K-5. When you’re done creating, display your model in the Children’s Room. Registration is requested – sign-up so you won’t get left out!

Munchtime at the Movies: Spies in Disguise
Tuesday, April 7 | 12:00—1:30 PM
family program
Bring your lunch to munch on while you watch a great family movie! An unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world when a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms one of them into a brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon!

Paperback Swap
Thursday, April 9 | 11:30 AM—12:30 PM
family program
Do you have some old paperbacks that you don’t want anymore? Then clean off your bookshelves, bring them to the library and trade them one-for-one at our Paperback Swap. Leave your money at home because it’s all free! For grades K-5

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, April 10 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
ages 3-7
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, doll, or puppet to a special Storytime program in our Ewing Room. After stories and snacks, we’ll go to the Story Room to tuck the toys in for the night – THEY get to sleep at the library! Come pick them up on Saturday morning from 10-12 and watch the slide show!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, April 10 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
ages 3-7
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, doll, or puppet to a special Storytime program in our Ewing Room. After stories and snacks, we’ll go to the Story Room to tuck the toys in for the night – THEY get to sleep at the library! Come pick them up on Saturday morning from 10-12 and watch the slide show!

Spotlight On: Bill Martin Jr. (r)
Monday, April 20 | 1:00—2:00 PM
Ages 3—5
Join us for some stories, crafts, and activities based on the fabulous picture books by Bill Martin Jr. including Brown Bear Brown Bear, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and A Beastly Story!  Registration is requested.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, April 21 | 7:00—7:45 PM
ages 3—7
It’s National Library Week so join us for our special PJ storytime.  Stories, fingerplays, and a short movie for 3–7 year olds. Parents are invited to enjoy the program with their children.  No registration is necessary.

Crafter-School Special: Seed Paper Bookmarks (r)
Thursday, April 23 | 4:00—5:00 PM
Grades K—5
We’re going to have fun by making paper that actually grows! This eco-friendly idea uses recycled paper and whatever seeds you like. For kids in grades K-5. Registration is requested.

Sensory Play Time
Friday, April 24 | 10:00—11:00 AM
Ages 1—5
Come and play with your child at our sensory stations! Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Though 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. Drop-in program.

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, April 25 | 10:30—11:15 AM
ages 1-5 with parent or caregiver
If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Dance Party! We’ll begin with a short story and then start hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, scarves, bubbles and our parachute to enhance the fun.  There is no sign-up for this 45-minute program.  Just come and be ready to move! Note: this program is usually on the last Saturday of the month, but check our calendar to be sure of the date for each month.