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Wood Library 5K, Fun Run & Story Walk 
Saturday, July 13, 2019

What:  A fun family-friendly race event for runners and walkers of all abilities.  Proceeds support Wood Library’s summer youth programs.

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Thank you 2019 race sponsors!

Friends of Wood Library
Finger Lakes Dental Care
Oasis Acres
Wegmans Food Markets Inc
Walmart Store #1673
Paul and Maggie Bringewatt
BR Orthodontics
Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates
Canandaigua Rotary Club
Canandaigua Sealcoating
Five Star Bank
Gary and Chris Henehan
Peter and Peggy Kane
Lantek Companies
LOLA Transport, Inc
Lyons National Bank
Reliant Community Federal Credit Union
Tall Trainer Fitness Systems
Geoff Hallstead DMD
Moore Printing Co, Inc
Procutters Landscape, Inc
Riedman Communications, Inc
Wade and Joscelyne Sarkis

Contact Maria Bucci at for more information about sponsorships.

Our 2018 race was held July 14 and raised over $8,000 to support Wood Library’s summer programs for children and teens.  Read about the race and view photos here:  Post-race write-up with photos

Fall Book Sale:  October 26-November 3

Book lovers will find many discounted treasures at Wood Library’s semi-annual spring book sale.  The sale features 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 26, Opening Day 10AM – 5PM

Sun, Oct 27 – 4PM

Mon – Thur, Oct 28-Oct 31 9AM – 9PM

Fri, Nov 1 9AM – 6PM

Sat, Nov 2 10AM – 5PM $2/bag

Sun, Nov 3 – 4PM $1/bag

Mon-Tues, Nov 4-Nov5, 9A-9P FREE

Friends of Wood Library members are invited to a private preview of the sale on Friday, October 25, from 6 – 8 PM, at Wood Library.

We will start accepting donations for the Fall book sale on Monday, June 17.

If you represent a business or organization and have many boxes of books, please contact Gail Wiechmann at 585-394-1381 before  you bring them to the library.

This is a fundraiser for Canandaigua’s full-service community library.  For more information, call 585-394-1381.


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Pursapalooza is a popular fundraiser that benefits Wood Library’s life-enriching adult programs.

We are now accepting new and gently used purses and costume jewelry.  Drop off items at the library during regular business hours.

The 2018 event was a tremendous success, raising over $14,000 for Wood Library’s life-enriching adult programs and services.

Thank you to our committee leaders:  Tina Manzer, Robin Alger, Gail Herman, Marty Daniels, Tammra Schiller, Dianne Murphey, Kathi Nevin, Maria Bucci, and Jenny Goodemote.

And, a special shout-out to our 2018 sponsors: Adorn Jewelry, Arby’s Restaurant, Cafe Sol, Canandaigua Auto Wash, Canandaigua Insurance Agency, Century Liquor & Wines, del Lago Casino & Resort, Friends of Wood Library, Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum, Gullo Dental, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Heron Hill Winery, Lake Country Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy of Canandaigua, The Medicine Shoppe of Canandaigua, Michele Kisly Photography, Silvio and Colleen Palermo, Phelps Sungas, Inc., Quail Summit, Renaissance Goodie II Shoppe, Riedman Happy Hives, Rochester Air Center, Rochester Homebuilders Association, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Sandy Reed, Sinful Confections by Kathryn Casella, Sweet Expressions, Thai by Night, UR Medicine/Thompson Health, Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, and Zotos International.