Aug 302016

Hundreds of new and gently used purses have been donated for Wood Library’s Pursapalooza!

It’s Pursapalooza!

Got a penchant for purses?  Bored with your bling? You won’t want to miss Pursapalooza!

Sip and snack while you shop for great bargains on new and gently used handbags and costume jewelry. Enjoy live entertainment, wine, and decadent desserts. Bid on designer purses stuffed with surprises and purchase a purse from our “celebrity line.”

Grab some friends and have a blast at Wood Library, Friday, December 2, 2016, from 5:30-9:30PM.

Buy your tickets TODAY!  Tickets can be purchased at Wood Library during regular business hours. $12.00 per person, or $15.00 at the door.

Hosted by library trustees. Sponsored by the Friends of Wood Library. Proceeds support Wood Library’s adult programs.  Wine donated by Heron Hill Winery and Century Liquor and Wines.

Call 585-394-1381 for information.


Oct 182016

Applications for positions on the Wood Library Board of Trustees are now available at the Library Service Desk, and online at The application deadline is November 17, 2016.

Trustees will be elected to 3-year terms at the Annual Meeting of the Wood Library Association on January 18, 2017. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be willing to perform the duties of Library Trustee as described below, and abide by the Association’s Bylaws and Policies. Regular Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Library. As described in the Wood Library Association Bylaws, Library Trustees have the following duties:

  • Supervise the Library Director. Select and hire a qualified Library Director when required.
  • Secure adequate funding for the Library’s service programs and operations
  • Approve the Library’s annual operating budget
  • Exercise oversight and stewardship of Library funds
  • Adopt policies and procedures
  • Promote and be an advocate for Wood Library
  • Financially support Wood Library to the best of one’s ability

Applicants may review a copy of the Wood Library Association’s Bylaws and Policies at the Library Service Desk or online at For more information call Director Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381.

Wood Library Trustee Application

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cozy cottage tina yannotti cows in the mustard fields elaine liberio by chimney bluffs jan romeiser

September 2—October 18

Opening reception Thursday, September 8 from 6:008:00 PM

What is artiststhree? We are Finger Lakes artists Jan Romeiser from Clifton Springs, Tina Yanotti Burgess from Geneva, and Elaine Liberio from Palmyra. We met at the Seneca Lake Plein Air Painting competition 2012 and realized that our painting styles and personalities made a good match. We have painted together, studied together, encouraged and supported each other as we continue to grow as artists. We love plein air and paint as often as we can. We have collaborated on a number of art shows in the Finger Lakes area and last year we travelled together to Morristown, NY in the Thousand Islands and had a blast painting, meeting new artists, and selling a few of our paintings.

After our first show together, we decided we needed an “official” name. With much deliberation, we settled on artiststhree. It is a bit of play on the word artistry.  (We thought artiststhree might be better than the “three amigos” which was what we had been calling ourselves.) We now have other artist friends who join us to paint, but we have remained the core and look forward to painting together for a long time.


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.

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 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.

Sep 032015

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.