Children's Programs

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

 

“HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE” with LARRY MOSS OF AIRIGAMI
2014-07-31
3:30  pm - 4:30  pm
Age Level: 5 yrs. - 12 yrs.

We are thrilled to host Larry Moss and his dazzling show combining math, science, and art using balloons to construct a working life- size mousetrap with the help of audience volunteers.  Don’t miss this master balloon artist who has entertained thousands of audiences. REGISTRATION begins Thursday, July 17 for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday, July 24 for all others.
 


Forest Fairies and Hedgehogs
2014-08-01
2:00  pm - 3:00  pm

For children entering grades K-6.  Sarah Conley, owner of The Barn Owl, is coming to present this magical program mixing fantasy and woodland lore. You will create a fairy house of natural materials to take home and attract fairies to your own yard. And you will also meet Pickles, a live hedgehog!
REGISTRATION begins Friday, July 18 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, July 25 for all others.
 


Library Lego Lab
2014-08-01
10:30  am - 11:45  am

This program is for children entering grades 1-6.   Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Library Lego Lab and see what you can dream up! 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 18 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, July 25 for all others.
 


Summer Family Storytime
2014-08-04
10:30  am - 11:00  am

This program is for children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.   Families are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays 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.
 


Stories N More Storytime
2014-08-05
10:30  am - 11:00  am
Age Level: 3 yrs. - 6 yrs.

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. However, you must remain in the library during story time. No registration is required.
 


Bongo Joe's: Science of Sound and Rhythm
2014-08-07
3:30  pm - 4:15  pm

This program is for children of all ages.   Barrel of Fun Productions presents Bongo Joe’s musical comedy exploring the science of sound using all sort of musical instruments. We are delighted to welcome back Art Miller and his very funny show featuring ventriloquist puppet Maestro Macaroni.
REGISTRATION begins Thursday, July 24, for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday July 31, for all others.
 


Fizz, Boom, Scrap Art Fun
2014-08-08
3:15  pm - 4:15  pm

For children entering grades 1-6.   Use your creativity to produce a work of art using an amazing array of recycled items. Presenter Mary Jane Wenner will provide the instruction and inspiration and all the materials. Just bring your imagination!
REGISTRATION begins Friday, July 25 for Penfield town and school district residents; Friday, August 1 for all others.
 


Artist: Scott Gibala-Broxholm
2014-08-11
2:30  pm - 3:30  pm

For children entering grades 2-6.   Howl, Flash, Rumble into drawing with author/illustrator Scott Gibala-Broxholm! He’ll show you how to draw and more in this marvelous hands-on workshop.
REGISTRATION begins Monday, July 28 for Penfield town or school district residents; Monday, August 4 for all others.
 


Reading Game Celebration with AirPlay
2014-08-12
7:00  pm - 8:00  pm

For Reading Game participants only, parents and caregivers welcome.   We will celebrate the end of our summer reading game in a grand finale of fun, excitement, and laughter. Join us for our FIZZ, BOOM, READ celebration with the dynamic duo of Jeff Peden and Rick Simpson of Airplay. This fast paced juggling, unicycling and comedy show will keep you mesmerized at their seemingly bottomless bag of stunts.
After the show, we will honor our reading game participants by presenting them with special reading certificates and other goodies.
REGISTRATION is required and begins Tuesday, July 29 for Penfield town or school district residents; Tuesday, August 5 for all others.
 


Special K Storytime and Craft
2014-08-18
11:00  am - 11:45  am

This program is for children entering kindergarten in September 2014.   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 Monday, August 4 for Penfield town or school district residents; Monday, August 11 for all others.
 


2014 Children's Summer Reading Game 

The reading game begins Monday, June 30, and runs through Wednesday, August 6. 
You play once a week on:
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,
or Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm,
or Tuesdays 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm,
or Wednesdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  or 3:30 pm – 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 a FIZZ, BOOM, READ bonus activity card! Do the activity each week to earn EXTRA COUPONS!!
 


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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. 

 

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