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September 24—October 1, 2016

Friday, Sept. 23 (Friends membership required for entry) | 6:00—9:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 24 | 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Sunday, Sept. 25 | 12:00—4:00 PM
Monday, Sept. 26 —Thursday, Sept 29 | 10:00 AM—9:00 PM
Friday, Sept. 30 | 10:00 Am—5:00 PM, $2/bag starting at 3:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 1 | 10:00 AM—5:00 PM, $1/bag all-day

*Credit cards are accepted every day during the sale!

For information, call


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“Picture Perfect: A Photographic Display at Wood Library” will run from July 21 to August 31.

The opening reception will be July 28 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Ewing Family Community Room.


From the Group:

The Creative Imagers Camera Club is a group of local photographers of various skill levels who have in common a love of taking pictures, and a desire to share their work. The Creative Imagers have unique styles, photographing a wide variety of subjects—landscapes, nature, people, modern life, art and architecture—in diverse and unusual ways. For over 15 years, the club has met Canandaigua once a month to share photos, learn about cameras, study many photographic techniques and post-processing skills, and encourage one another. The Creative Imagers meet on the first Wednesday of each month and is happy to accept new members, no matter what your skill level. For information, speak with any us at the reception or you send an e-mail to [email protected].

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Wood Library’s summer newsletter contains detailed information for all of the June, July, and August programs. Can’t wait to get your hands on a paper copy? Click the link below and take a look.

Interested in registering for a program? The blue highlighted text will take you directly to our online calendar where you can register for programs.

We look  forward to seeing you this summer!

Summer 16 Newsletter

May 182016

Canandaigua City School District voters approve
$8,000 increase in community-based funding for Wood Library.

By an unofficial count of 1,176 to 585, a funding proposition to secure an additional $8,000 in public funds for Wood Library has passed. Community-based funding for the library will now stand at $630,000, an increase of 1.28%, starting with the October 2016 tax bill.

“We appreciate everyone who took time to vote today,” expressed Library Director Jenny Goodemote after the polls closed Tuesday night. “Support for the library’s mission is strong, and the library’s financial future is more secure with community-based funding. The approved tax levy increase, along with additional fundraising on our part, will fund the quality, in-demand library services and programs that the Canandaigua community needs and values.”

Wood Library’s proposition for community-based funding guarantees that the library has a stable and adequate source of annual funding. Specifically, the voter-approved proposition allows the Canandaigua City School District to collect taxes on behalf of Wood Library in the amount of $630,000 on an annual basis. This will amount to an additional 53 cents for the year on a property assessed at $150,000. The library tax appears on school district property bills as a separate line item. The library will continue to raise private donations to fully fund its annual operating budget, projected to be $870,000 in 2017.

Wood Library is chartered by New York State to serve everyone who lives in the Canandaigua City School District. It is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit association. Its mission is to provide exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations and connect to the local community and to the world. Wood Library is a member of the Pioneer Library System. Learn more about Wood Library at or contact Library Director Jenny Goodemote at 585-394- 1381.

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Mango Languages’ conversation and film-based digital resources help you learn over 70 languages (including English!) from anywhere with an internet connection. And the best part? It’s free through your library.

Visit or click on the image above to access Mango.

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You can now take a tour of the inside of Wood Library from your computer!

Use your mouse to follow the arrows around the building. You can change floors with the numbers on the right side.

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Effective Monday, September 14, 2015, Canandaigua’s Wood Library will introduce SPACES, a room reservation software that allows community members to reserve library meeting space from any electronic device with an internet connection.

The library’s meeting spaces are available to the public when they are not in use for library purposes. They range from more intimate spaces for private consultations or small gatherings to larger spaces perfect for lectures and training sessions. The rooms are available for use by educational, cultural, civic or non-profit groups/organizations free-of-charge. Birthday parties, baby showers, and other social receptions not pertaining to the library are not permitted.

To reserve a meeting space, community members will need to establish a SPACES account via the library’s website at To learn more about the new room reservation software, Wood Library’s meeting room policy, or how to use SPACES, contact Wood Library’s Assistant Director Ben Lainhart, at 585.394.1381 ext 307 or at [email protected] Or, download our Spaces FAQ brochure here.