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.

Time for Twos (r)
October 1 – November 19 | 10:30 – 10:50 AM
choose Monday or Tuesday

2 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.

Preschool Storytime (r)
October 3 – November 29 | 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. NOTE: there will be no sessions Thanksgiving week.

Mother Goose Time (r)
Friday, November 2

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.

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!

Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, December 19 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM

ages 3 – 7
Children 3 – 8 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.

Summer Reading Clubs (r)
June 26 – August 31, 2019

The slogan will be A Universe of Stories.  2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.

Wood Library will offer 3 clubs for children to keep them reading and enjoying books during the summer months. There will be a Read-to-Me club for preschoolers plus 2 separate clubs for school age children: one for children going into grades 1-3 to help them maintain their reading skills during their 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.

Baker Park StoryWalk – “The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams
October 1 – October 31
Come to the park  and enjoy our permanent StoryWalk. Read a book as you walk along the trail. There will be a new book each month.

Spotlight On Lois Ehlert (r)
Monday, October 15 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
ages 3-5
This month, we’re shining our spotlight on Lois Ehlert’s colorful and creative collage story books.  There will be stories (of course) along with crafts, games and other fun activities.  Please register by clicking here to go to our online calendar or call the library at 585-394-1381.

Biblio-Bop Dance Party
Saturday, October 20 | 10:30 – 11:15 AM
ages 1-5
If your preschooler loves to dance, don’t miss our Biblio-Bop party. We’ll begin with a short story and then start hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, scarves 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 out calendar to be sure of the date for each month.

Crafter-School Special – Jabbertalkies and Spooky Snacks (r)
Wednesday, October 24 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades K-5
An hour of after-school crafting fun for children in grades K-5. Create a talking skeleton or witch and then turn ordinary food into creepy cuisine.  Will you dare to eat it? Registration is requested. Sign up at the library, by calling 585-394-1381, or by using the online calendar at woodlibrary.org

Halloween at Onanda Park
Saturday, October 27 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
family event
Wear your costume to trick-or-treat at cabins sponsored by local organizations at this Town of Canandaigua sponsored event.  Stop by Wood Library’s Creepy Craft Cabin to make a spooky bat bookmark and visit Crouch Hall for stories with a scary witch (aka Mrs. Ferris).  Free.

Scary Stories told in the Dark
Monday, October 29 | 7:00 PM
grades 3-5
Are you ready for some hair-raising tales? Only the bravest 3rd – 5th graders should dare to join us for this program of bone chilling stories. Come in costume – no registration necessary. Treats will be given to those who don’t try to trick the teller!

Spotlight On: Dinosaurs! (r)
Monday, November 12 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
ages 3-5
What could be more fun than a program all about dinosaurs!  We’ll have stories, games, crafts and other fun activities along with a dino-themed snack.  Please register online , at the library or by calling 585-394-1381.

Crafter-School Special – 3-D Faces (r)
Thursday, November 15 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM
grades K-5
An hour of after-school crafting fun for children in grades K-5. This month we’ll be using paper to create fun 3 dimensional faces! Registration is requested. Sign up at the library, by calling 585-394-1381, or by using the online calendar at woodlibrary.org