Friends of Wood Library


“Mother’s Day” Basket Raffle at Wood Library

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Friends of Wood Library are holding a basket raffle. Pamper the woman in your life with an array of gifts. The basket is valued at over $700 and features donations by: Tune Yoga, Arbor Hill, The Country Ewe, Renaissance The Goodie II Shoppe, Adorn Jewelry & Accessories, Rheinblick German Restaurant, Eric’s Office Restaurant, Rockcastle Florist, Starbucks, Ryan’s Wine & Spirits and the Friends of Wood Library.

Please stop by Wood Library at 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua to purchase your tickets for $1.00 each or six for $5.00 during library business hours. The drawing is Thursday, May 8. The winner must be 21 or older. All proceeds from this basket go to the Friends of Wood Library in support of the library’s activities.


 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Wood Library

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Paul Bringewatt Friends Annual Meeting

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.

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


new toteNew 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.

November 2013

May 2013

December 2012


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: Ellen Hemming at 585-394-8257.


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, 585-394-1381.

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.