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Baby’s Book Buddies Fall 2019

Children ages 6 to 36 months are invited to Baby’s Book Buddies every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.  Ms. Mary Ellen will introduce new readers to the joy of books, fingerplays and songs!  Early reading to, and with, your child encourages school success.  Join the Library’s early literacy program by calling (585)335-6720 to register your child, or stop in the library.  Note: All books read qualify for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

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Boom Boom Literacy Party Nov 23

The Library invites our newest readers to our Boom Boom Literacy Party with Ms. Mary Ellen on Saturday November 23 at 10:30 a.m..  Preschoolers are the focus of this early literacy event.  Child enrolled in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program can explore new books and special activities.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.  Books used in this program can be counted for the 1000 Books B4K  reading list credit.  For more information please call 585-335-6720.

Gingerbread Little Hands Nov 27

On Wednesday November 27 at 11:15 a.m. little ones ages 2 to 5 years old are invited to join Ms Mary Ellen making things with Gingerbread.  Children will enjoy stories and treats while creating small craft items to take home.  Please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register or just stop in at the Library.  Books read at this event qualify for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program — sign up today!

Gingerbread Houses Nov 29

On Friday November 29 at 2 p.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to create a Gingerbread House.  Families are reminded that this activity can be messy, so tie back long hair, wear clothes that can withstand an application of frosting, and get ready to have fun!  We do have to limit the number of children who can participate, so please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register your child.  Then prepare to create and have fun!

Makerspace Tuesdays Begin Oct 15

Beginning Tuesday October 15, Ms Mary Ellen will offer weekly Sensory Makerspace experiences to our youngest visitors.  Children ages 3 to 5 years can attend from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Ages 6- 8 are “booked” for this creative event 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Your child can enjoy creating a variety of projects that explore STEAM concepts:  science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.  Learning is always fun with Makerspace.

For more information, call the Library at 585-335-6720.

Virtual Reality Oct 14

Mary Ellen Arena presents an opportunity for children to drop in at the Library on Columbus Day,  October 14, to experience “virtual reality” between 11 and 4 p.m.  Ms Mary Ellen is reserving preferential time by appointment for 2nd to 7th graders.  Please call the Library at 585-335-6720 to schedule your time.

By using this headset with special optics, Oculus Go brings experiences to life in rich detail and vibrant color.  With downloadable applications, viewers can enter a personal “space” in which to play games, watch videos, tour a museum, drive a race car, and many other experiences.

Open @ 1 PM Oct 16

The Library will be closed Wednesday October 16 until 1:00 p.m.   Staff members will attend a special meeting offered by Pioneer Library System so that we might improve our service to you.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Baby’s Book Buddies will be cancelled for that day only.  For assistance or more information please call 585-335-6720.

Meet the Authors! Sep 28

On Saturday, September 28 at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., seven local authors will be on hand to talk about their books, writing, and to answer your questions.  Authors are Katelyn Costello, Jim Fantauzzo, David Gilbert, Aaron Lazar, Lee Marcus, Bob Sells and Kay Thomas.  Refreshments will be served.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information call the Library at 585-335-6720.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Dansville Public Library.  [NOTE: Though originally scheduled, author Gus Kenney will not be available for this event.]