Nov 162017

Wood Library and Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates present the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, featuring Kim Tenreiro.

Friday, December 15, 2017 at Wood Library

6PM  Caroling and holiday treats

6:30PM Prologue

7PM Program

Your $10 donation supports Wood Library and LVOY.  Not recommended for children under 13.

Nov 062017

Through December 15
The works of more than 20 local photographers are featured in this exhibit. “Wood Library is a great venue for showcasing our work,” says Joy Underhill, Guild member. “The exhibit gets better and more varied every year, and we offer outstanding images of Rochester, the Finger Lakes, and across the world.”

Finger Lakes Photography Guild members are dedicated to helping one another improve their craft. The photographers gather monthly for peer reviews, run educational programs, and share tips on technique, composition, equipment, and more. The guild includes about 30 photographers from various walks of life, many of whom have been recognized in local and regional juried shows.

All photographs are professionally framed and available for purchase.

Nov 042017

Thank you for donating to Wood Library and Literacy Volunteers of Ontario Yates on November 28!  

Our fundraising goal has been met and we can now build a permanent STORY WALK in Canandaigua’s Baker Park.  The Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Canandaigua, the Friends of Wood Library, a generous anonymous donor, Dr. Felix Tao, and many other individual donors stepped up big time and contributed the funds we need for this literacy project.

We are so grateful for this support and look forward to a kick-off event sometime in 2018.  Stay tuned for details.

What is a STORY WALK?  It is an innovative way to encourage people to get out and walk while enjoying children’s books.  Story boards are installed along a walking path.  Our story walk will start at the playground in Baker Park.  Each story board will feature pages from a book.  Instead of turning the pages, you walk to the next story board.  The storyboards are permanent fixtures, but the stories change often.  People of all ages and reading abilities can enjoy this activity together.

Aug 292017

We are pleased to introduce a new program that offers discounts for admission to popular venues around the region. Starting September 12, passes to Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the Genesee Country Village & Museum will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone who has a registered Wood Library card in good standing. We expect to add other venues to the program in 2018 once we gauge the demand for the program.

The Very Important Places (VIP) program at Wood Library is made possible by a generous donation from the family of Lois Saeger. Lois volunteered at Wood Library for many years right up until the time of her death in June. She could be found nearly every week shelving books in the Bill Rayburn Children’s Library, and she was a faithful library advocate and donor. Lois taught at the Canandaigua Elementary School and was a reading teacher at St Mary’s School. She took great joy in helping children learn to read and explore topics that interested them.

The VIP pass can be checked out at the library for a period of seven (7) days. It must be presented in person for the discount to apply.

The benefit for the Memorial Art Gallery is half-price admission for up to 4 adults, and free admission for children up to the age of 18.

The benefit for the Rochester Museum and Science Center is buy one admission and get one free of equal or lesser value.

The benefit for the Genesee Country Village & Museum is valid for standard day-time admission.  Purchase one adult admission and enjoy one complimentary admission of equal value.  A discount will be applied to the cost of any membership purchased before leaving the museum on the date of the visit.

The VIP pass cannot be placed on hold or renewed. Limited passes are available and they must be returned to the library in person or late fees will be applied.

For more information, contact Cyndi Fordham, Executive Assistant, [email protected] or at 585.394.1381 ext 307.