“Bounty of the Season” — Final Basket Raffle for 2013
Congratulations to Mary Lou Havens, winner of “Bounty of the Season!” Thank you to all ticket purchasers, donors, Friends and individuals who made this basket #1 fundraiser of the 10 baskets offered in 2013. The basket raffle funds raised by the Friends to benefit Wood Library programs, equipments, and activities totaled over $4000. Thank you!
Annual Meeting of the Friends of Wood Library
On Friday, September 20, 2013, the Friends of Wood Library convened their annual meeting at the library’s Ewing Family Community Room. Ellen Hemming, co-President of the Friends, chaired the meeting and recognized the outstanding leadership of co-President Jane Baker, Secretary Julie Macko and Treasurer Marty Daniels. Following a “Friends’ Year in Review” presentation, Jenny Goodemote, Executive Director of Wood Library, highlighted the many ways the Friends promote and provide financial and volunteer support to Wood Library. Paul Bringewatt, President of the Board of Trustees updated the Friends on the building construction project. After a brief intermission for refreshments generously arranged by Caroline Delavan, the Friends journeyed with Jeanne Crane into the “Joys of Travel Fiction.” Jeanne is the author of Celtic Spirit: a Wee Journey into the Heart of It All and recent traveler to Ireland’s spiritual sites. She suggested new opportunities for experiencing the characters, journey and place of “travel fiction”, such as an Irish-themed travel book club and a spring trip to Ireland based on several of the sites in her book.
The Friends of Wood Library elected officers for 2013-2014:
President Ellen Hemming
Vice-President Pat Reece
Secretary Julie Macko
Treasurer Marty Daniels
Left to Right Photos: Ellen Hemming incoming President 2013-2014; Jeanne Crane, author of Celtic Spirit; Jenny Goodemote, Executive Director of Wood Library; and Paul Bringewatt, President, Wood Library Board of Trustees.
Final Basket Raffle for 2013
Our final basket for 2013 will be on display in October. You won’t want to miss this one!
Wood Library “Dig into Reading” T-shirts
Did you see Wood Library supporters march in the 4th of July parade? We had lots of people ask about those attractive, light blue t-shirts. Now we have a supply of Wood Library “Dig Into Reading” tees available for sale at the circulation desk, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua. The Friends of Wood Library are selling them at $10.00 each. If you buy 3 or more, the price drops to $9.00 each. We have adult small (youth large), adult medium, adult large and adult extra-large sizes. Hurry though, the supply is limited. We can take cash or check only payable to Friends of Wood Library. For more information call Friends of Wood Library at 585-394-1381, like us on Facebook, or visit woodlibrary.org/friends.
Book Sale Donations — Update July 2, 2013
Reminder – now that Wood Library’s Annual Book Sale is over, staff can no longer accept any donations. When construction of the addition is complete, there will be more news about future book sales and the appropriate time for donations.
New Friends’ Tote Bags
The Friends of Wood Library tote bags have a new look! These stylish, sturdy, and environmentally friendly totes are now on sale at the circulation desk for $10.00 each.
Current Friends’ Newsletter
The latest edition of the Friends of Wood Library newsletter is now available online.
Previous Friends’ Events
Love Your Library Day at Wood
The Friends of Wood Library sponsored a wonderful celebration on Monday, February 11. Here’s the Wall of Love for Wood and a view of our table with those yummy cookies generously donated by Wegmans! Congratulations to Peggy Kane and Stacey DiGrande who guessed best on the number of chocolate kisses.
Winner of “Something for Everyone” Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Cliff Converse, the winner of “Something for Everyone” Basket Raffle. We extend special thanks to all of generous contributors this month.
Winner of “Calling All Sports Fans” Basket Raffle.
Congratulations to Alex Hill!
Winner of “Groundbreaking Summer” Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Nancy Bloomer who won the fabulous “Groundbreaking Summer” basket!
Winner of the Mother’s Day Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Katy Benson, winner of the “Heart of the Home” basket!
Winner of the “Bunny Treats” Basket for Children
Congratulations to Dianne Eagle, winner of the Children’s Easter basket, “Bunny Treats.” Thank you, Marge Donhauser for this generous donation!
Winner of the “Bearing of the Green” Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Judy Rinebold, winner of the St. Patrick’s Day Basket Raffle, “Bearing of the Green.”
Winner of the Love Your Library Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Ginny Gibney, winner of the “Love Your Li”bear”y” Basket!
Winner of the Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Sabrina Maio-Kissell, winner of “How Sweet It Is!”
Winter Wonderland Basket Raffle
Congratulations to Linda Walker, the winner of the Winter Wonderland Basket!
Wood Library Holiday Basket Raffle
The winner of the Wood Library Holiday Basket was Gleaners’ Kitchen. Many thanks to Marge Donhauser for her generous donation of this basket.
Annual Meeting of the Friends of Wood Library
On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Friends of Wood Library convened the annual meeting at the library’s Ewing Family Community Room. Ellen Hemming, Vice President of the Friends, chaired the meeting and recognized the outstanding leadership of President Sandra McGavern. Also receiving recognition and thanks for their dedicated service to the Friends were Sally Mueller, Treasurer and Blair Cummins, Membership Chair. Jenny Goodemote, Executive Director of Wood Library, highlighted the variety of library programming and thanked the Friends for their tireless support and leadership during the successful Community Based Funding campaign. Following the business meeting, Josef Hanson, Manager of Music Performance Programs at UR College Music Department, presented ”The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein.”
The Friends elected the following slate of officers for 2012-2013:
Ellen Hemming — co-President
Jane Baker — co-President
Julie Macko — Secretary
Marty Daniels — Treasurer
The goal of Friends of Wood Library is to promote the library through publicity, social activities, and events that serve the community.
Co-President: Jane Baker
Co-President: Ellen Hemming
Secretary: Julie Macko
Treasurer: Marty Daniels
The Friends meet on the following dates in 2012-2013 in the Ewing Family Community Room
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm
- September 20, 2013, annual meeting at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Projects 2012-2013:
- Advocacy Day in Albany bus sponsor
- Annual movie license
- Annual Wood Library Book Sale
- Literacy Spelling Bee Team Sponsor
- Love Your Library Day
- Monthly basket raffle fundraisers
- Poetry Contest prizes
- Pre-K Art Show Receptions
- Strawberry Social
- Summer Reading Program Promotions and Sponsor
- Teen Book Festival bus charter
- Advocacy support
To become a Friend, participate in upcoming events, support Wood Library, and receive the newsletter, please click here for membership application. Membership rates beginning January 1, 2013 are:
- Individual Membership $15
- Senior Citizen (55+) $10
- Student $5
- Family $25
- Best Friend $40
- Individual Friend for Life $100
The Membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.
Phone: Jane Baker at 585-394-2461.
If you are interested in joining or receiving more information, contact: Friends of Wood Library, c/o Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424. You may give your message to the library staff member at the reference desk.
History of the Friends
The Friends of Wood Library started in the 1960s. It has had several “resurrections” over the years, but in 1999 an enthusiastic group began the new “Friends” with great success (and a lot of fun!). Please join us as we support Wood Library.