Baby’s Book Buddies Startup Jan 16

Ms. Mary Ellen  presents the  Winter session of Baby’s Book Buddies which will be 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 children, helping to prepare him or her for success in school.   Each baby will learn new words, songs and fingerplays, and have an opportunity for “play” with new friends.  Please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register so that Ms. Mary Ellen will know to how many children to expect to attend.    All the books read in Baby’s Book Buddies qualify for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  Registration forms for 1000 B4K will be available.

1000 Books B4K Jan 26

The Library will hold its first 1000 Books Celebration of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on January 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  Children who have completed any of their reading goals — 100 books, 200 books, etc. — will be recognized for their achievement on this special day.  Children who haven’t yet achieved their first goal are also welcome to attend the Celebration.  Invitations to registered readers are being mailed, and Ms. Mary Ellen is requesting RSVPs as soon as possible so that she can complete her preparations for awards, and refreshments, and special activities.   If your preschooler would like to sign up for the program, please stop in the Library to register and receive the Start Up Packet.  New registrations are accepted at any time.

Santa & Mrs Claus Visit Dec 15

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Dansville Public Library.   Children of all ages can come to hear Santa read stories and have their picture taken with him and Mrs. Claus.   They can also make holiday crafts, as well as enjoy yummy cookies and apple cider!   Don’t miss this special event!!   For more information please call (585)335-6720.

Memoir Writing & Poetry Reading Dec 11

Writer/Poet Michael Czarnecki “Palm of Hand” will present a memoir writing workshop on Tuesday December 11 from 2  to 4 p.m.  Please call to register at 585-335-6720.  Tuesday evening at 6:30, Michael returns for a poetry reading.   It will begin with an “open mic” for those attending to share their poetry with others.  These events are partially funded by NYSCA through Poets & Writers, Inc. through the support of Gov A. Cuomo & the NYS Legislature.

Holiday Crafts 5-8 p.m. Dec 1

Ms. Mary Ellen will be providing holiday crafting to kids and families at the Library during Winter in the Village on December 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be refreshments and cookies, holiday music, and fun for those who want a break from Main Street shopping during this annual event.  It could be cold, and the Library offers an opportunity to warm up for a little while.  SPECIAL NOTE:  Please use the Shepard Memorial entrance for this special event.

Gingerbread Man 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 11:00.  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.

Butterflies Habits/Habitats Oct 9

On Tuesday evening October 9 at 7 p.m., children ages 5 & up can learn about these delightful creatures, butterflies.  Jerry Schneider will present information on butterflies and then participants can decorate their own T shirt to take home.  Bring an all cotton shirt or get your own at the event for $2.  Please call to register at 585-335-6720.

October Rocks! Oct 5

Children ages 2 and up are invited to celebrate Dansville’s First Friday by attending a unique craft program at the Library on October 5th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  October Rocks! is a painting and decorating craft extravaganza with artists Jessica Gardner Taranko and Amy Gardner.  For more information, call the Library at 585-335-6720.  First Friday is a monthly celebration of Main Street businesses sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.