Wood Library News 20May2020
Wood Library will reopen in Phase 4

Wood Library is an association library chartered by the NYS Department of Education.  As such, we are currently slated for reopening in Phase 4.

Library staff and the Board of Trustees are working hard to ensure that we have needed supplies, policies, and guidelines in place to reopen safely. Target dates are dependent on the curve and case numbers in  phases 1-3. Our reopening is projected to be mid to late June. Services may be limited with social distancing in place. 

Library Funding Proposition on School District Ballot

Registered voters in the Canandaigua City School District will soon receive a ballot that includes a proposition for library funding.  

Proposition #4  asks voters to authorize the School District to levy and collect an annual tax for Wood Library in the amount of $720,268.  This represents an increase of $20,000 in the levy that was approved by voters in 2019.

A community presentation about the library vote will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30PM (see details below).  

Baker Park Story Walk

Family activity.  Who's awake in springtime?  Find out when you walk along the path at Baker Park and read the storybook by Mim Green and Phillis Gershator.  Canandaigua's Baker Park is off of Buffalo St.  Please practice social distancing!
Friday Flannelboard Fun
Fri, May 22 I 10:30AM

Preschoolers. Join Mrs Ferris for a new flannelboard story every Friday morning on Facebook and YouTube.  This week Mo Willems' Pigeon makes an appearance!   Message Mrs Ferris for information.
Virtual Preschool Art Reception
Fri, May 22 I 6:30PM on Facebook and YouTube

The young artists from the Canandaigua UPK classes will be recognized during a virtual family reception sponsored by the Friends of Wood Library.  Message Mrs Ferris for information.
YAAB Virtual Gathering
Sat, May 23 I 7:00-8:00PM

Ages 19-30.  Join our Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) via Zoom and help us plan programs and events for your age group. Message Adult Services Librarian Alexis Lawrence for information.
Memorial Day
Mon, May 25 

Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have died while in service to our country.  Sadly, Canandaigua's annual Memorial Day parade and services have been canceled due to the pandemic.  As an alternative activity to commemorate this special day,  explore Arlington Cemetery and learn about its history.
Burn at the Barre
Tuesdays starting May 26 I 10:30-11:30AM

Wood Library and Core Rhythm Pilates are teaming up to offer a Barre fitness class with instructor Tracy Janczak.  Registration is required.  Message Adult Services Librarian Alexis Lawrence for the Zoom link.
Storytime with Mrs. Ferris
Wednesday Afternoons

Family program.  Tune in to our  Facebook page and  YouTube channel for a weekly storytime with Children's Librarian Mrs. Ferris.  

Library Funding Vote
Community Presentation
Wed, May 17 I 6:30PM

Learn about the proposition for Wood Library funding on the Canandaigua City School District ballot.  This live presentation will be offered on Zoom and recorded.  Executive Director Jenny Goodemote will respond to questions. 

Save the date!
Virtual Winetasting with Heron Hill Winery
Thurs, Jun 4 I 7:00PM

Ages 21+.  Explore Heron Hill wines with Eric Frarey via Zoom.  Registration is required.  Message Adult Services Librarian Alexis Lawrence for information and the Zoom link.
Class of 2020 Families!

We are creating a display of local seniors.  Please send a photo and some information about your graduate to Teen Services Librarian Katie Smith.  Thank you!
Good news to note

Wood Library was recently awarded a grant from the United Way of Ontario County to purchase 13 additional WiFi hot spots for people to borrow.  The hotspots are ordered and we hope to make them available soon. 
Our Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start!

Gifts to Wood Library's Annual Fund Drive sustain and enhance the essential library services and programs that people count on. 

When you support Wood Library, you are investing in our neighbors and community. Even in a community like ours that loves its library, public funding isn't enough to provide all the important resources that people need.

Your donation helps people learn and grow and build community resilience.

Our fund drive is off to a great start!  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  Our goal is $95,000. 
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