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Dansville area children are invited to a variety of programs this summer at Dansville Public Library.  Beginning with Tech Lab June 21, events continue with the kick off of Summer Reading on Tuesday July 2.  First up?  “Comet*Atcha” with St Bonaventure’s “Artmobile” on Tues, July 2 at 10:00 a.m.  The Artmobile program is funded by The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St Bonaventure.  For more information call 585-335-6720.

Kids’ Tech Lab Jun 21

Join Ms Mary Ellen in building at the Tech Lab on June 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Using creative “Cubelets,” “Geo Smart” and “Little Bits” kits — and more! — kids can get creative in a techie way!  For more information call 585-335-6720.

Summer Reading Takes Off!

The Library will kick-off the 2019 Summer Reading Program “Universe of Stories” with A Barrel of Fun Productions‘ “Alien on the Loose” on Tuesday, July 2  at 1 p.m. Through books, games, musical experiences, makerspace  and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), kids will explore the universe.    This year’s program will include performers, yoga, crafts, movie,  reading aboard a spaceship and an end of summer reading finale! Children will receive a goodie bag for signing up. The program is open to children in K-6th grades. Please register your child by calling 585-335-6720 or visiting the library. Don’t miss this special event!

Down on the Farm June 7

Children of all ages are invited to “Down on the Farm Family Storytime” on Friday June 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.  This is a First Friday Event in the Village of Dansville.  Children can hear stories, work on a special craft or two, and simply have fun.  Parents and caregivers are invited to take a quick break from the Main Street events, sit a bit, and enjoy.  For more information please call 585-335-6720.

Book Sale thru May18

The Library appreciates support of this year’s Dogwood Festival Used Book Sale.  There are many excellent bargains still available Thursday – Saturday.  Thursday is half-price day.  On Friday any item is 15¢.  On Saturday shoppers can fill a bag provided by the Library for only $2.00.   Marcia Miller and Director Terry Dearing also expressed deep thanks to everyone for volunteering during this busy week as well as those who sort and box throughout the year.   The Library resumes accepting donations on June 1.  Please allow staff to view your donations first before dropping them off; the “condition” is very important as textbooks, magazines, yellowed and damaged items do not sell.  The Library needs “like new” and/or gently used materials.  Call for more information at 585-335-6720.

Baby’s Book Buddies ’til June

The Spring session of “Baby’s Book Buddies” continues on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  Ms. Mary Ellen will  introduce children ages 6 to 36 months to the joy of books, fingerplays and songs.    All books shared at “Book Buddies” also qualify for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.”  Your toddler can sign up for “1000 Books” at the same time.   Please call (585)335-6720 to register your child or stop in the library to sign up.

Lady Long Rider April 29

On Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m., “Lady Long Rider” Bernice Ende will present a fascinating slide show and book signing regaling all listeners with stories of adventures and hardships as she traveled  across North America on horseback.   Books will be available for personal autographing. 

For more information, call 585-335-6720.

Wiggle & Bop Story Time May 2

Ms. Mary Ellen, children’s services coordinator, will present WIGGLE AND BOP on two Thursdays, April 25 and May 2 at 10:30 a.m.  Wiggle and Bop is a music and movement class for children ages 12 months to 3 years old.    Youngsters will delight in songs and movement activities intended to build motor and social skills.  These sessions also provide an opportunity to increase independence and language ability in your child, all essential to child development.  In addition, they are fun!  Provided with shakers, beanbags, scarves, stories  and other items, you child will move to the music and learn to keep the beat.  For more information, call the Library at 585-335-6720.