1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start kindergarten. The program is self-paced and you decide how often and how long you will read to your child. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you register for the program, you can come pick up a welcome packet, including a finger puppet and physical reading logs to color in! There will also be occasional surprises throughout the game, like stickers, a halfway-there certificate, and more (you can even earn a happy dance with a librarian)! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, an invite to a quarterly themed storytime, a free book, and a farm friend adoption kit (just a stuffie, not a real one). Sign up online.
Learn targeted vocabulary in American Sign Language through stories, songs, and games! For ages 3–6 and caregivers, but all are welcome. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. Please register individually for each session you wish to attend in September and October. Can't make it? Learn and practice American Sign Language with Ginny virtually!
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere on Zoom. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Age 18 and up.
New English speakers practice everyday language skills in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Learners enjoy friendly conversation, learn about daily life in the US, gain confidence, and meet new people from around the world. Class size is limited to 6. Students on the waitlist may join remotely via Zoom. Age 18 and up.
Help us prepare our garden for winter, then use the last of its produce to make an easy and delicious snack! Everyone will help out, sample food, and leave with a couple of recipes! Masks are required during the indoor portion of the program. Ages 7–12. Please register.
Make this dog's day! Meet Rikki, a sweet golden retriever and education ambassador of Monroe County Humane Association, and his handler Chika. We'll learn about this handsome fellow and you'll have a chance to ask questions and read aloud to Rikki. Masks are required. Ages 5–12. Please register.
Join us for an after-hours murder mystery featuring all your favorite monsters from Universal lore. We'll provide the pizza and the clues, but it's up to you to solve the mystery. Please register. Ages 12–19.