We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of Wood Library’s New Chapter Capital Campaign and the opening of our new building addition. Contributions ranging from $10 to $550,000 from 636 generous donors made this possible.
The new space will make the library more accessible and allow us to offer enhanced services. We will be able to provide better service and more programs, offer additional community meeting space and a larger Children’s Library, and provide better working conditions, more accessible restrooms and a new reliable conveniently-located elevator.
We will host an open house on Friday, February 14, 2014, from 10 am and 5 pm for the public. Stop by and see for yourself how we’ve made your community library a better place!
Several years ago the Wood Library Board of Trustees conducted a space and needs assessment and determined that major facility improvements were required to better meet community needs. Forty years had passed since any major capital investments had been made to the library building.
In 2006 a decision was made to renovate and add onto the existing building. Planning and fund raising began. By 2011 funds for the renovation were raised and the renovation was completed. The remaining funds were raised and the addition is now complete. Wood Library has been transformed and is better than ever!
We can provide better service with the same level of staffing—
- The Bill Rayburn Children’s Library has been expanded and it now includes a family seating area and toddler play area.
- A new first-floor 120-seat Mary Parmele Hamlin Community Meeting Room that can be divided into two rooms and is available for community use.
- Four more computers for the public to use. Library computers are in high demand because many people do not have access to the Internet or computers at home.
- A new popular materials area on the first floor featuring new books, DVDs and audio-books near the checkout on the ground floor.
- A new Welcome Desk for patrons to get information and assistance.
- Faster checkout with a new automated station and more convenient reserved materials pick-up area.
- A new elevator near the entrance which meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- New office and work space for better operations.
The library’s Board of Trustees has made fiscal responsibility a priority—
- The renovation and addition were funded by donations and grants. Both phases of the project were completed under budget and we did not start construction until we had the money raised.
- No local tax dollars were used.
We are grateful for all of the generous people who made this project possible and for our dedicated staff that makes the library work so well. We hope you will visit us often and enjoy the services the library offers. Check our website, www.woodlibrary.org, for programs throughout the year.
Paul Bringewatt, President, Board of Trustees
Jenny Goodemote, Executive Director
A group of 6 local artists have regularly rotated their art at 6 local locations, sponsored by the Ontario County Arts Council. Their works are now presented together for the first time in this mid-winter multimedia event at the Wood Library in Canandaigua.
A reception will be held on Saturday Feb 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00PM.
The artists represented at the exhibit are:
Oils and Acrylics: Denise Vanderoef, Peggi Heissenberger, Edie Mcsorley, and Jan Romeiser
Photography: Dennis Money, and Peter Blackwood
The exhibit runs from Feb 3rd thru Mar 22nd.
AARP is available to prepare your taxes at Wood Library on Wednesdays and Fridays starting on February 5 until April 11. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Wood Library at 585-394-1381. This is a free service for people of middle to low income.
This popular series returns to Wood Library on Mondays in February and March. Enjoy book reviews by a variety of guest speakers. Bring a lunch if you like; cookies, coffee and tea will be provided by the library.
For a complete schedule of speakers & books, click here.
Join us at Wood Library for this monthly, three-part series of presentations by Hobart William Smith faculty. Begins January 21.
In an effort to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, Wood Library welcomes your comments and suggestions in person or in our Digital Suggestion Box. Take a second to let us know how we’re doing.