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November 27, 2019 - 3:07pm
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December 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Join Miss Melissa for stories, songs, flannel board activities, dancing, and simple sign language! Each week will have a different theme! This storytime is geared toward children up to age 6, but all are welcome! Registration is appreciated, but not required.
November 27, 2019 - 3:01pm
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December 23, 2019 - 10:00am to December 31, 2019 - 3:00pm
Stop in during winter break for a new winter craft each day! From gingerbread ornaments, to jingle bells, to yarn Christmas trees, we’ve got it all! Program runs from 12/23-12/31 - we are closed the 24th & 25th. All ages are welcome! No need to register.
November 27, 2019 - 2:58pm
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December 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Bring in the New Year a tad bit early with a balloon drop at the countdown to noon! We’ll also have dancing, make your own party hat, BINGO and prizes. All ages are welcome! Please register http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or call 585-768-8300.
November 27, 2019 - 2:50pm
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December 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Do your kids enjoy making different types of slime, but it's just too messy to do at home?! If you said yes, this is the program for you! Keep your holiday spirit alive with this sparkling, scented concoction - while keeping the mess at the library. Grades K - 6th. Please register online http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or call 585-768-8300.       
November 27, 2019 - 2:47pm
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December 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Our second event in the Children's Author Birthday Series, come celebrate the birthday of popular children's author and illustrator Jan Brett! We will be reading some of her most famous books, including The Mitten! Afterwards, join us for some fun crafts and coloring based on her stories! All ages are welcome! Please register online http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or call 585-768-8300.
November 27, 2019 - 2:42pm
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December 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Sing and dance to your favorite winter tunes, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerFrosty the Snowman, and Let It Go! Then make your own bell shaker and play it to the all time favorite song - Jingle Bells.  All ages! Registration is appreciated but not required. 
November 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
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December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Miss Felicia for some of her favorite snowy stories, then make a cute snowman craft! Don't forget to wear your pajamas! All ages are welcome! Please register http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or call 585-768-8300.
November 27, 2019 - 2:34pm
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December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join Miss Melissa for a wacky craft night, making Grinch themed ornaments, lollipops, and bath bombs! Use them as holiday gifts or keep them for yourself! This program is bound to make anyone's heart grow 3 sizes! Grades 6th & up! Please register online http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or by calling 585-768-8300.
November 27, 2019 - 2:26pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in woodward memorial library, games, books and libraries.
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December 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Bonnie for an afternoon of competitive fun! Show off your puzzle skills and technique during a contest seeing how much of a puzzle you can complete in one hour! There will be puzzles, prizes, and refreshments. Adults only, Please register online http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or by calling 585-768-8300
November 27, 2019 - 2:20pm
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December 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Mondays in December we will be showing a movie for Adults. December 9th come see The Holiday, a Christmas classic. In this film, Amanda and Iris swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. But love ends up finding them anyway. With new found romance, both their lives change forever. Afternoon showing at 1:00 PM and evening showing at 6:00 PM. Popcorn and water will be served.
November 27, 2019 - 2:14pm
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December 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Mondays in December we will be showing a movie for Adults. December 9th come see A Dog's Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose. Beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Afternoon showing at 1:00PM and evening showing at 6:00 PM. Popcorn and water will be served.
November 27, 2019 - 1:58pm
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December 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mondays in December we will be showing a movie for Adults. Dec. 2nd come see the new live action remake of "The Lion King." Evening showing at 6:00 PM. Popcorn and water will be served. This is an adult program. Please register online http://www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org/ or by calling 768-8300.
January 30, 2019 - 3:32pm

Dessert in the Stacks is back! It will be held a Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Sample delicious desserts and visit with friends.

Local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and stores donate the desserts and you get to sample as many of them as you would like!

Desserts so far include: assorted chocolates from Oliver's Candies; apple and cherry pies from Gre'gry's Bakery; vanilla raspberry and lemon torte cakes from Elegant Cakes; chocolate lush pie and peanut butter pie from Red Osier Original Landmark Restaurant; and savory pizza from Pastore's.

There will also be delectable treats from D & R Depot, Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn, GAMS Simply Sweet and Savory Bakery, The Divine Tree, and Tops Friendly Market.

New this year are samples of coffee, hot chocolate, and Munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts.

We are still adding to the list of desserts as area caterers, restaurants, and bakeries donate to this event.

Tickets for this adults-only event are $8 each or 2/$15 and must be purchased in advance.

Get your tickets now! This is an event you don't want to miss.

Woodward Memorial Library is located at 7 Wolcott St. in the Village of Le Roy

Phone is 768-8300.

November 21, 2018 - 3:40pm
 
Submitted photo and press release:
 
In cooperation between the Woodward Memorial Library and the Le Roy town government, a permanent "free library" has been set up in the Town Hall at 48 W. Main St.
 
All residents and visitors will be able to access the library during the Town Hall's regular business hours. The library is managed by the Woodward Memorial Library staff, who will deliver books for all ages once a month -- more frequently if necessary. Books are completely free to individuals who wish to take one or two. 
 
The Library reached out to the town government about starting a free library in the Town Hall to provide an additional resource to the community. It is a central location for people passing through town.
 
It also can provide entertainment for children while their parent/caregiver is taking care of errands in the building. They will be able to pick out a book to read while they're there but then take it home as well.
June 22, 2018 - 11:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, woodward memorial library, education, news.

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Elementary schoolchildren in Le Roy at the Woodward Memorial Library were honored last night with the Mary Hadley Love of Reading Award.

The new award is presented in memory of Mary Hadley, who worked for the library for more than 30 years. A member of her family made the donation for the award after she passed away.

The winners were selected by a committee of library staff after receiving nominations from teachers and library staff.

"They are elementary students who just love reading and share that same enthusiasm that Mary had as a way to honor her memory," said Library Director Betsy Halvorsen.

Award winners, and their grades, were: MacKenzie McLaughlin (K), Meredith Ianni (second). Grant Northrup (third), Nathaniel Staley (fourth), Tate Hempel (fourth), Emma Offen (fourth), Evan McAllister (fourth). Marin Kemp (third). Anna Kent (third), and Noah Hurley (third).

The winners received a certificate, a $25 gift certificate for Bridge Books in Brockport, and a small gift bag of prizes.

Photo by Andrew Hempel.

February 7, 2018 - 4:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, woodward memorial library, news.

File photo from the April 29, 2017 ribbon-cutting event at Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy, marking the opening of its new Children's Room.

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The Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy is hosting its 21st annual Dessert In The Stacks fundraiser from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 9. This is an adults-only event.

"This is the first year back since our Children's Room renovation and we're very excited!" says Samantha Bortle, senior library clerk at Woodward library.

Local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and stores are donating desserts and attendees will get to sample as many of them as they would like. This year there will be more savory treats to choose from -- including pizza! And, as always, they'll have coffee and hot tea available.

Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the front desk of the library through 5 p.m. on Friday! Hours until the event are: tonight, open until 8:30; Thursday, 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is located at 7 Wolcott St. in the Village of Le Roy. 

Here's a list of donors for the event:

  • Gre’gry’s Bakery, Bergen
  • Wegmans of Brockport
  • The Divine Tree, Le Roy
  • Oliver’s Candies, Batavia
  • Mooney’s, Le Roy
  • Dessert First, Corfu
  • Buttercrumbs Bakery, Corfu 
  • Gam’s Simply Sweet and Savory Bakery, Batavia 
  • Weldon Service and Repair, Le Roy
  • D & R Depot, Le Roy 
  • Elegant Cakes, Le Roy 
  • LB Grand, Le Roy 
  • TOPS Market, Le Roy 
  • Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, Stafford
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club, Batavia
  • Capish! Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante, Le Roy
  • Pastore’s Pizzeria, Le Roy
  • Le Roy Country Club, Le Roy
  • Farmer’s Creekside & Tavern Inn, Le Roy
January 29, 2018 - 2:17pm
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February 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, Feb. 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dessert in the Stacks has returned! Sample treats from area restaurants, bakeries, stores, and caterers!  Tickets are $8 (presale only) and can be purchased at the front desk of the Woodward Memorial Library. This is an adult only event.
April 29, 2017 - 10:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in woodward memorial library, Le Roy, news.

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Librarian Sue Border cut the red ribbon today to celebrate the opening of a remodeled child's library room in the bottom floor of the Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy.

The library was a project supported by community members, with state grants secured by Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley.

At the ceremony today, Hawley said he has three issues he always keeps in front of him, veterans, ARCs, and libraries.

"For all 12 years that I’ve been in the Assembly, each of the governors, from Pataki to Spencer to Patterson and Cuomo, have always seemed to cut the library allocation at the state level," Hawley said. "So every year I circulate a letter asking for restoration to the speaker, to the majority and each year it actually works."

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Board President David Frost speaking.

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Steve Hawley

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January 24, 2016 - 7:42pm
posted by Raymond Coniglio in Le Roy, woodward memorial library, Le Roy Food Pantry.

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Woodward Memorial Library clerk Samantha Bortle delivers donated food to the Le Roy Food Pantry on Jan. 21. (Courtesy of Woodward Memorial Library)

Library late fees have helped fill the shelves at the Le Roy Food Pantry.

Woodward Memorial Library’s first-ever “Food for Fines” event resulted in donations of nearly 200 nonperishable food items. The library forgave $1 in previously existing fines for every food item donated during the second week of January.

Library clerk Samantha Bortle delivered the goods to the pantry this past Thursday.

“At this time we are unsure whether or not ‘Food for Fines’ will be an annual event,” Bortle said, “but we are incredibly happy with how this first year went.”

Woodward Memorial Library also offered a fine forgiveness week through Jan. 9, during which patrons were not charged fees for returning overdue materials.

Previous story: “Le Roy library begins year in a forgiving mood”

January 1, 2016 - 5:02pm
posted by Raymond Coniglio in Le Roy, woodward memorial library.

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Woodward Memorial Library clerks Samantha Bortle, left, and Trisha Riggi, center, are pictured at the circulation desk with Children and Teen Librarian Betsy Halvorsen.

If you have an overdue library book or DVD, then Woodward Memorial Library has a deal for you.

The Le Roy library will begin the new year with back-to-back fine forgiveness weeks.

During the first week — from Monday through this Saturday, Jan. 9 — patrons will not be fined for returning overdue Woodward Library materials.

The library cannot waive fines on books from other libraries, or outstanding fines on previously returned books.

But anyone with an existing fine on their account, should be patient — because the library will trade “Food for Fines” during the second week of January. The library will forgive $1 in previously existing fines for every nonperishable food item donated to the library from Jan. 11-16.

The library will trade up to $20 in fines per account.

Patrons are advised to bring donated food to the library circulation desk, rather than the outdoor drop-off box, to receive credit.

Of course, food donations are welcome even if no fines are owed. All the donated food will be given to the Le Roy Food Pantry.

This is the second year the library has offered a fine-forgiveness week.

Betsy Halvorsen, children and teen librarian, said she’s not sure exactly how many long-overdue library items have worked their way into private collections over the years.

“But it’s a lot,” Halvorsen said. “There are things that have been gone so long they’re assumed lost.”

When that happens, usually after three months, the replacement cost is charged to the patron’s account.

“It’s easy for stuff to get mixed into your own collection, especially DVDs,” said Samantha Bortle, library clerk. “Then there’s this mindset, ‘It would cost me as much to buy it, as it would to return it.’ ”

So beginning Monday, getting back in the library’s good graces will make good financial sense.

Woodward Memorial Library, 7 Wolcott St., is open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information call (585) 768-8300.

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