The Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 in recognition of Presidents’ Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 AM.
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.
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 Kindergarten program! Check it out at the Library!
The Dansville Public Library staff conducted a study of “foot traffic” over the past two years and, as a result, Director Terry Dearing recommended a change in operating hours at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. The Trustees approved the following revised hours of service: Beginning September 1, the Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. For more information about the Library call 585-335-6720.
Director Terry Dearing reported the total book sale receipts at $4022.65! This annual event during Dogwood Week requires many volunteers and assistance from the Library’s many supporters. Last year’s receipts were $3707 and the increase is likely from the large number of excellent nonfiction titles that were available.
The Library Board of Trustees and Staff members are very appreciative of the support of this fundraiser.
The Library is holding its bi-weekly Family Night at the Movies with the first show on Tuesday evening, February 13 at 5:30 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be available. This week’s program is sponsored by Tony’s Pizza and Peter Goins. The next program will be Tuesday, February 27.
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.
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.
On Friday, February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. you can join us for family board game night! There will be lots of games to play including Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Candyland, and many more of your favorites! Pizza and refreshments will also be provided! This special program is a Chamber of Commerce First Friday Event and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Dansville Public Library. For more information please call (585)335-6720 or stop in the Library.
Attention Lego lovers, inventors and future engineers! On Friday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m., join us for this special Maker Space event where kids can create, invent, and build using all sorts of Legos! As a special feature, “Little Bits” kits will be available for more creative fun. Please call(585)335-6720 to register your child or stop in the library.
Please Note: Our public Internet computers will not be available until after noon tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. New security programs will be installed to help protect us against the recently discovered security and hacking weaknesses in many computers. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Space is limited, so please sign up your children ages 5 to 13 for a “Little Bits” Maker Space program at the Library on Saturday January 13, 10 AM to Noon. Kids will make use of electronic/magnetic building blocks to create their own inventions, large and small. Please call (585)335-6720 to register or stop in the library.
Kate Drake has rescheduled her program on Essential Oils to Saturday January 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We are very sorry the weather caused this cancellation and we hope you will be able to attend! As a reminder: There will be NO SALES involved, only helpful guidance on how to dilute, diffuse, and use your oils for calming purposes and for healthy living. Please call the library at 585-335-6720 so Kate can be prepared. FREE and open to the public.