Jun 022016

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

Jun 132016

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Wood Library will host an art exhibit by Judi Cermak titled ‘Hanging by a Thread’ which will run from June 2 through July 18 in the Ewing Family Community Room. 

From the artist:

Fiber arts has always been an interest of mine. It has wobbled between craft and fine art. One of the goals I have with my needle felting is to demonstrate the flexibility of the materials and move it forward into the fine art category.

Learning, teaching, making , promoting and collecting art is a big part of my life.

I earned my degree from Buffalo State University. I taught art at Bloomfield Central School for 32 years, retiring in 1996. Currently I am the President of the Ontario County Arts Council and a student at FLCC. Both of these activities have enriched my life by putting me in contact with the many talented artists in the community. That is what art does, it enriches our life.

All during this time I have made art, experimenting with different materials and ideas.

Technology has put the hard edges on things, I still prefer the hand written, the smell of oil paint, the touch of clay, the textures of fibers and pencil on paper.

~Judi Cermak

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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 woodlibrary.org or contact Library Director Jenny Goodemote at 585-394- 1381.

Jan 192016



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 http://owwl.org/resources/mango-languages or click on the image above to access Mango.

Sep 132015

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 woodlibrary.org. 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.