Job Readiness and Digital Equity Services at Wood Library

Laptops and hotspots are now available for loan as part of a new job readiness program series. With funding from ONYA (Ontario Yates Fund for Women and Girls), Wood Library is partnering with Workforce Development to teach job readiness skills, provide access to digital tools like Ontario County’s SkillUP Matrix Learning Program, and offer support to adult women who are unemployed or underemployed.

A limited supply of laptops and hotspots are available.  Workshops will focus on resume writing, effective communication and interviewing skills, computer software like MS Word and Google Docs, and job searching.  Please read below about how to reserve a laptop kit, and register for the Job Readiness Series.

To sign up for classes

  • Visit our calendar here to view a comprehensive class schedule and to register.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older and residents of Ontario County.
  • If you are in need of a laptop kit, please contact the Adult Services Librarian, Alexis Lawrence at (585) 394-1381 ext. 314, or Executive Assistant Cyndi Fordham at (585) 394-1381 ext. 307.  Kits are limited.

Additional guidelines for equipment loan

  • Participants must have a current Pioneer Library System card in good standing and the account must be at least 3 months old.  A valid photo ID will be used to verify library account information.
  • Kits include: A backpack, a laptop, and a hotspot.
  • Laptop kits are not required to participate in the Job Readiness Classes.
  • Laptop kits can only be checked out for 30 days.  No renewals.
  • The Library’s laptop kits may be used only for safe and lawful purposes.
  • Patrons must be 18 years or older and reside in Ontario County.

The Library reserves the right to:

  • Deactivate and recall devices in laptop kits for reasons including, but not limited to: overdue status,
    misuse, and necessary maintenance.
  • Reduce or forgive fees for overdue kits.
  • Prohibit individual patrons from borrowing laptop kits due to misuse, damage, habitual failure
    to return kits on time, or general failure to comply with this policy.

The Policy is attached below.

 Wood Library Computer Lending Agreement for Patrons

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