Oct 232017

Let us know how we can serve you better!  Please consider completing the short community survey found here: http://woodlibrary.org/survey.

Your response and others will help us determine Wood Library’s future goals and strategic plan. Share your ideas and concerns so we can continue to improve Canandaigua’s community library.   Your response will be anonymous and no identifying information will be published or used beyond the scope of this planning process.

This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and support.



Oct 092017

Book lovers will find many discounted treasures at Wood Library’s semi-annual book sale held at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, from Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The sale will feature books from all genres, audio-books, movies in all formats, music, and more.

The book sale is open to the public.  There is no entry fee.

Sat, Oct 28, Opening Day 10AM – 5PM
Sun, Oct 29, Noon – 4PM
Mon – Thur, Oct 30-Nov 2, 10AM – 9PM
Fri, Nov 3, 10AM – 5PM
Sat, Nov 4, 10AM – 5PM $2/bag
Sun, Nov 5, Noon-4PM  $1/bag

Friends of Wood Library members are invited to a private preview of the sale on Friday, October 27, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Wood Library.

This event is a fundraiser for the library.  For more information, call 585-394-1381.

Aug 222017

It’s the ultimate girls’ night out!

Don’t miss out on the fun and BARGAINS!

Pursapalooza returns to Wood Library on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased at Wood Library or online.



Oct 062017

Here is a listing of all our programs taking place in the month of October. A paper copy can be found at the library or you can sign up for our weekly eNewsletter using the button to your right.

Oct 022017


Career Navigator – Updated Hours!

Wednesdays | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM, by drop-in

Need help with your resume? Want advice on how to find a job? Want to practice your interview skills? Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates volunteer Joyce Merritt can help!

Sep 142017

Creative Imagers Exhibit at Wood Library:  Picture Perfect
Through October 21

The Creative Imagers Camera Club will display their work in the Ewing Family Community Room at Wood Library.  The Canandaigua-based photography club has met regularly for nearly two decades to share photos, learn about cameras, study photographic techniques and processing skills, and encourage one another. The members have unique styles and diverse interests.

The Club welcomes new members of all skill levels to its monthly meetings.  For information, contact Keith Egnor at [email protected].

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.

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.