Children's Programs

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 Call 585-340-8720 to register or click on the registration link to register online.

 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!
2016-06-27
6:00  pm  

The reading game begins Monday, June 27, and runs through Wednesday, August 3.   You play once a week on:
Mondays, 6:00– 8:00 PM, or
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, or
Tuesdays, 6:15– 8:15 PM, or
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, or
Wednesdays, 3:30– 5:45 PM

To play, you need to contract with the children’s librarians to read at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week (children who are not yet reading can be read to). We fill out the contract when you come to register. Child must be present to register. You will also receive a special reading game bag with our official reading calendar and an “Early Bird” bonus activity card!
 
Every DAY your contract is met, you earn a coupon that can be redeemed for prizes at our prize table. Each week when you come to play the game, you get one roll of the dice to advance on the game board. For each week your contract is met, you earn an extra roll of the dice. You will also earn a raffle ticket to enter our weekly prize drawing. And if you follow the special directions on certain squares, you can earn EVEN MORE raffle tickets. Come in to play each week and pick up an ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ bonus activity card. Do the activity each week to earn EXTRA COUPONS!!
 


SUMMER FAMILY STORY TIME
2016-07-25
10:30  am - 11:00  am
Age Level: 0 mos. - 4 yrs.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult Families are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays presented by our children’s librarian.   This program is geared for toddler and pre-school children not yet comfortable leaving their parent/caregiver. No registration is required.
 


SUMMER STORIES ‘N’ MORE STORY TIME
2016-07-26
10:30  am - 11:00  am
Age Level: 2 yrs. - 6 yrs.

For children ages 2 – 6, older siblings welcome.  Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays presented by our children’s librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend unless the child is younger than three. No registration is required.
 


MINECRAFT MEET-UP
2016-07-28
3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Age Level: 7 yrs. - 13 yrs.

For children entering grades 2 – 8  Meet up with other Minecraft fans at the library! Bring your own device with the game on it or play the PC version on a library laptop (some licenses are provided, but bring your own username and password if you have one.) NO REGISTRATION required, sign in upon arrival.
 


EN GARDE. READY? FENCE!
2016-07-29
3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Age Level: 5 yrs. - 10 yrs.

With Olympic Fencer Iris Zimmermann and the Rochester Fencing Club For children entering grades K – 6  Have you ever wanted to be a swash buckling pirate, dueling musketeer, or a Jedi Knight? Come discover the sport of fencing with World Champion fencer Iris Zimmermann! Learn about the origins of fencing, the history of the Olympics, and see actual gear and three types of swords. You will be inspired and if you are brave enough, you might just get chosen to give it a try. REGISTRATION begins Friday, July 15 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday July 22 for all others.
 


ANIMALYMPICS with author, illustrator Scott Gibala-Broxholm
2016-08-04
3:00  pm - 4:00  pm

For children entering grades 2 – 6.   Join Scott Gibala-Broxholm as he shows you how to “medal” with drawing a variety of animal athletes from a tortoise on the run to a monkey on the rings!
REGISTRATION begins Thursday, July 21 for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday, July 28 for all others.
 


LIBRARY LEGO LAB
2016-08-05
10:30  am - 11:45  am

For children ages 6 – 11 years.   Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Library Lego Lab! We’ll provide all the Legos, you bring your imagination. Creations will be photographed then dismantled for our next Lego Lab!  REGISTRATION begins Friday, July 22 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, July 29 for all others.
 


ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...CELEBRATE WITH BUBBLEMANIA!
2016-08-09
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm

FOR READING GAME PARTICIPANTS ONLY, parents and caregivers welcome.   We will celebrate the end of our summer reading program in a grand finale of fun, excitement and laughter with BUBBLE GAMES 2016! Bubble Man, Doug Rougeux, will entertain us with his amazing soap bubble artistry. Go for the gold in this fantastic, interactive Olympian Game show.  After the show, we will honor our reading game participants by presenting them with special reading certificates. REGISTRATION is required and begins Tuesday, July 26 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, August 2 for all others.
 


HOW TO FESTIVAL
2016-08-14
1:30  pm - 4:30  pm

Have you ever wanted to learn a number of new skills in one place in a very short time?   If so, join us on a Sunday afternoon as we explore at least a dozen new activities spanning the entire Dewey Decimal system.  Free refreshments and giveaways. The library will be open for regular business from 1-5 pm.     
 


SPECIAL K STORY TIME & CRAFT
2016-08-30
11:00  am - 11:45  am

For children entering kindergarten in September 2016.   Our annual summer program is designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Come join in the fun as we read stories, and make a simple craft celebrating this special event!
REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, August 16 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, August 23 for all others.
 


                                                                                                                                                                                 


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We may take photos during library programs to use on our flickr & FB photo sharing website. We do not use attendees’ names.  If you do not want your photo or your child’s photo used, please let us know at the program. 

 

 Looking for more fun programs and events? Check out   Penfield Recreation Department