Join us for Family Night @ the Movies! with Dinner! Movies will be shown on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11. Includes pizza & a drink. These events are sponsored by Tony’s Pizzeria, Stony Brook Pediatrics, Sherrie Reilly, Norma & Bill Forsythe, and Mill Creek Optical. The Library appreciates our sponsors who make this popular program possible.
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.
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.
New themes for Book Bundles! Come check them out!
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.
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.
Come on down to the library this week and enjoy a turkey craft with your kids!
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!
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.
Children ages 5 to 13 are invited to build their own Gingerbread House Creations with Ms. Mary Ellen Arena on Friday November 23 from 2 until 4 p.m. This craft is fun, but very messy! Wear old clothes, an apron, and long hair needs to be tied back. Please call to register your children at 585-335-6720. In addition, please advise us of any food allergies.