Children’s News

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!


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.

Gingerbread Houses Nov 23

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.

Book Character Costume Party!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Join us to celebrate Children’s Book Week (April 30 – May 6) with a Book Character Costume Party!  Kids can dress-up as their favorite children’s book character, make crafts, and play games.  Space is limited for this special event.  Please call now or stop in the library to register.

Baby’s Book Buddies April 12

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: Read to a therapy dog!

Saturday, April 14th from 10-11 a.m.

Is your child reluctant to read? Whether it’s difficulty or shyness we have a book program just for you. Come read to a trained therapy dog at the library! The dog is calm, reassuring, and an attentive audience. This takes the pressure off the child and makes reading fun! For children ages 3-12. Space is limited.  Please call or stop in the library to register. In collaboration with Tail Waggin’ Tutors, a program through Therapy Dogs International and in celebration of National Library Week (April 8-14).

Children’s Tea Party – February 24th

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.

Family Movie Night is Back!

Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30 p.m.

Families can enjoy a movie night at the library! We will show a different children’s movie at 5:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month beginning in February and ending in April. Pizza and refreshments will also be provided. The first movie night will be on Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Tony’s Pizzeria and Peter Goins. For more information call 335-6720 or stop in the library.

Baby’s Book Buddies is happening NOW!

Ms. Brandy presents the mid-winter session of Baby’s Book Buddies beginning Thursday January 11 at 10 a.m.  Please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register your children who are ages 6 months to 3 years old.  Babies who attend learn new words, songs and fingerplays, and this program instills a love of reading that will help prepare your child for success in school.   All books Ms. Brandy reads in Baby’s Book Buddies also qualify for our 1000 Books Before Kindergartenprogram!  Check it out at the Library!

“Family Board Game Night – Get Unplugged @ the Library!” February 2

Join us for family board game night on Friday, February 2nd from 5-7 p.m.  There will be lots of games to play including, Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Candyland, and many more favorites!  Pizza and refreshments will also be provided!  This special program is a Chamber of Commerce First Friday Event and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Dansville Public Library.  For more information please call (585)335-6720 or stop in the Library.