43rd Annual Book Sale

The Library’s 43rd Annual Dogwood Festival Used Book Sale is still open for late shoppers.  Thursday books are half price, and there are many good titles left.  The Sale couldn’t happen without the volunteers, and Library Staff and Trustees truly appreciate the many, many hours given to help make this event so successful.

On Friday, all items will be either 15¢ (Children’s materials) or 25¢.  On Saturday, shoppers can fill a plastic grocery bag (the Library provides the bag so please leave yours at home) for only $2.00.  Don’t be disappointed!  Stop in today!

Baby’s Book Buddies Thurs AM

Ms. Brandy presents the Spring session of Baby’s Book Buddies beginning Thursday April 12 at 10 a.m.  This early literacy program for those ages 6 months to 3 years old instills a love of reading in your child that will help prepare him or her for success in school.  Ms. Brandy wants to know your child is coming so please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register.  Your Baby will learn new words, songs and fingerplays, and there is even space for a “play” session with new friends.  All the books Ms. Brandy reads in Baby’s Book Buddies also qualify for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!  You can sign up for 1000 Books when your child attends  Baby’s Book Buddies.

Paws for Stories April 14

Dansville Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 8-14 with Paws for Stories — with a Therapy Dog on Saturday April 14 at 10 a.m.  The program is open to all children, but if your child is reluctant to read due to difficulty or shyness, this book program is a good opportunity to encourage reading aloud.  Children can read to a calm, supportive, and attentive dog brought to the Library by “Tail Waggin’ Tutors.”  The fun of reading to a friendly, and trained, therapy dog takes the pressure off the child to perform and helps makes reading fun! For children ages 3-12.  Space is limited so please call or stop in the library to register.    Therapy Dogs International supports “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” to encourage reading and improve literacy for children.   For more information call 585-335-6720.

Family Movie Night Apr 24

During the “quieter” months of the year, the Library presents Family Movie Night on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Come on April 24, enjoy the show, have pizza and a beverage.  Bring a cushion to sit on, or use our comfy chairs.  Sponsors of the final movie program are Bill and Norma Forsythe and Tony’s Pizzeria.  For more information call 585-335-6720 or stop in at the Library.

Reduce Garden Deer Damage Mar 31

Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods returns to the Library to present a helpful gardening workshop, “Reducing Damage from Deer in Your Garden” on Saturday March 31 2018 at 10:00 AM.  She will highlight strategies to protect your garden including physical barriers, repellents, scare tactics, and plants that are less preferred or deer proof.  Please call to register so the Library will know to expect you at 585-335-6720.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dansville Public Library.

Children’s Tea Party Feb 24

February 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

The Annual Children’s Tea Party sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be held Saturday February 24 beginning at 11 a.m.  Each child can bring his or her special guest for a light lunch, music and stories.  Children of all ages are welcome to attend, though each person must have a ticket for entry.  Tickets are available at the Library’s Main Desk for a recommended donation of $3.00 person.  A drawing for a tea set and a book will be held.

Basic Yoga with Kate Feb 10

On Saturday, February 10, Kate Drake will present Basic Yoga–Body Mindfulness at Dansville Public Library from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Kate is a Yoga Alliance 500 member, and completed her  certification in therapeutic yoga in 2017.  She combines her practice with her Occupational Therapist skills.  She opened “Every Body’s Yoga Studio” in 2008.  This beginners’ session is free and always provides  a comfortable yoga practice you can take home with you.  Call 585-335-6720 to register.

To the Library Day Feb 3!

On February 3, children ages 3 – 6 years old, are invited to bring their Family with to the Library to view a Drive-In Movie from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Children will create and decorate their own “car” in which they can sit and watch a movie.  Refreshments will be available.

Also, during the Library’s open hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., parents and caregivers are encouraged to visit to register their children to borrow books, sign up preschoolers for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, and enjoy toys, games and books in the Dansville Rotary Club’s Children’s Story Alcove .  Refreshments will be available.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.  Browse the collection and learn more about YOUR Public Library! Don’t miss this special event that raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child.  We hope you will enjoy the day with us, learn more about services and programs for children and families.