It’s a “Groundbreaking Summer” at Wood Library, and the latest basket from the Friends of Wood Library features over $600 of summer fun and reading pleasure. There’s a beautifully decorated Adirondack chair donated by Wood Library’s Director, Jenny Goodemote. The Friends of Wood Library and Unique Toy Shop have stocked this basket with 10 books, an Amazon gift card, 2 movies, and lots of toys to complement pre-K to adult summer reading themes. J. E. Miller Nurseries and Lowe’s offer ways to enhance your garden spaces. When it’s too hot, you can enjoy a play at Bristol Valley Theater or “dig into summer” with gift cards and treats from The Inn on the Lake, Arbor Hill, Naples Valley Brand Products, Tom Wahl’s, Arby’s and the Friends. Please stop by Wood Library’s circulation desk to purchase your tickets for$1.00 each or six for $5.00 during library business hours. You can also buy tickets at Friends’ Preview Night at the Wood Library Annual Book Sale from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, June 14. The drawing is 2:30 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Friends’ 2nd Annual Strawberry Social. All proceeds from this basket benefit Wood Library’s summer reading programs. For more information, contact the Friends of Wood Library at 585-394-1381 or like us on Facebook.
Friends of Wood Library Preview Night at the Book Sale
One of the advantages of Friends’ membership is the opportunity to attend Wood Library’s Annual Book Sale the evening before the official opening. From 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013, you can have first look at (and purchase of) all the great bargains! Why not join the Friends of Wood Library today? Just fill out the membership application and mail it to the address listed. Don’t miss out on Friends Preview Night at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center!
2nd Annual Strawberry Social — Free!
Wood Library Book Sale — Update June 4, 2013
Because of Wood Library’s construction, staff can no longer accept donations for the 6/15-22 sale at the library. However, on Thursday, June 13, you can bring your donations directly to the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (overhead door entrance off parking lot) between 10 am and 5 pm. You can also bring donations to the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center 6/15-20 during the book sale hours. For more details, click here: Book Sale Hours. Wood Library does not accept these items: encyclopedias older than 10 years, condensed books, textbooks, magazines or any item which is moldy, musty, or in poor shape. Thank you for your donations! If you would like to volunteer to help the Friends of Wood Library with this important fundraiser, please contact Janet Ojeda at 585-394-6644.
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 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.