“1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Our First!”

This month we celebrate with Natalie Gray, our very first new reader to be recognized for “reading” 1000 books!  Natalie began the Library’s program in 2017, and her very favorite books center around the Princess theme!  She will be entering kindergarten this Fall.  Natalie’s parents are Katie Cross-Gray and Rob Gray.   Congratulations from all of us at the Library

Board Game Night @ the Library Feb 1st

Join us for family board game night on Friday, February 1nd from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  There will be lots of games to play including, Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Candyland, and many more favorites!  This special program is a Chamber of Commerce First Friday Event For more information please call (585)335-6720 or stop in the Library.

Take Your Child To Library Day Feb 2

Join us at the library on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 12 Noon-2 p.m. for Take Your Child to the Library Day, an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Families can enjoy crafts and refreshments! Browse the children’s book 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, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Baby’s Book Buddies Is Back!

Starting January 16, 2019

Ms. Mary Ellen presents the Winter session of Baby’s Book Buddies held every Wednesday 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. Mary Ellen 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. Mary Ellen 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.

BOOK BUNDLES

When preschoolers look for books at the library, they usually aren’t looking for specific titles like older kids would. They just want books about their favorite topic of the week, be it trains, things that go, or wintertime. But the picture book section can be a little daunting for a three-year-old, and searching for the perfect title on a topic is time-consuming for grown-ups.
Our staff  have taken the guesswork out of this process by pre-selecting our favorites for you and making them available as gift-wrapped Book Bundles. A Book Bundle is a stack of three to six books on a specific topic—anything from dogs & cats to the first day of school. Some of the bundles, such as books about how hard bedtime can be, might be conversation-starters; others are surefire laugh-out-loud selections.

Book Bundles are located near the Christmas Section in the children’s. Can’t find them? Just Ask! We have plenty of bundles ready to go, and if we don’t have a bundle on the topic you want, we’ll make it just for you.

November is National Family Stories Month!

Did you know that November is National Family Stories Month? Chances are, you’ve shared some laughter, crazy times, or tears with people in your family. What better time to commemorate the memories you’ve made with them and any other stories your family might share than by celebrating this month? Now is a great time to write down or share your own personal history, or read about the histories, memoirs, and biographies of other families across time. Learn about different family dynamics by diving into a picture book about a penguin with two dads, a memoir about an impoverished yet optimistic girl who cares for her dysfunctional family, or a movie about a family of secret superheroes! Remember, every family has its own story; this is just a month to appreciate those stories!

GINGERBREAD FUN FOR LITTLE HANDS NOV 23

Children ages 2 to 5 years old are invited to story time and craft time with Ms. Mary Ellen on Friday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m..  Ms. Mary Ellen will read The Gingerbread Man and then assist our littlest readers with decorating their own edible gingerbread man.  Please call to register at 585-335-6720 so that Ms. Mary Ellen will know to expect you and your children.  This event is also part of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.