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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.

Press release:

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
Event Date and Time: 
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.

June 24, 2015 - 2:58pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in woodward memorial library, Le Roy, children, story, preschool.
Event Date and Time: 
June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
A storytime starting Tuesday June 30, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for Ages 3 - 6. Listen to stories and sing songs.  Learn rhymes, fingerplays, and sign language.  Tell stories with puppets and the flannel board.  Each story time ends with coloring and bubbles. Registration is required.  Children must be at least 3 by the first session.  This program runs for 6 weeks ending August 11.  Limit of 15 children. Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.  
June 24, 2015 - 2:41pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 10:50am
A special storytime starting Monday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. for children who are 2 or 3 year olds and a caring adult. Listen to stories that feature themes like shapes and colors, sing songs, dance, color, and play with bubbles. Child must be at least 2 by the first session and must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a 6 week session and runs through Monday, August 10.  Registration is required. Limit of 10 children. Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.
June 24, 2015 - 2:19pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. Come sign up for the Summer Reading Program and visit the Mini Ark Farms Petting Zoo! Play on the inflatable obstacle course! Get a balloon from the balloon twister! Enjoy a free ice cream sundae! Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org for more info!
February 19, 2015 - 1:33pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in Le Roy, library, vacation, travel, woodward memorial library.
Event Date and Time: 
April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 6:30 p.m. Travel to Tahiti!!

Escape the bitter cold without spending a cent! Experience the adventure and fun of traveling to the French Polynesian Islands (Moorea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora).  Laura Landers will share photographic highlights and talk about her recent trip.

Registration is Required. Visit online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.

May 13, 2014 - 10:43am
Event Date and Time: 
May 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday, May 7 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Watch Selma, A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. The movie is shown in our community room on our BIG screen with FREE popcorn!

Registration is required!

Visit us online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or by calling 585-768-8300.

May 13, 2014 - 10:37am
posted by Trisha Riggi in events, Le Roy, Gardening, woodward memorial library.
Event Date and Time: 
May 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Jon Ehrmentraut, of Landscape Concepts, LeRoy, will present a program on identifying and growing native plants in this area.

Registration is required and can be done online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary,org or by calling 585-768-8300.

May 13, 2014 - 10:29am
Event Date and Time: 
May 13, 2014 - 10:20am to 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 13, 7:00-8-00 p.m. Mary Margaret Ripley will present a program based on her experience growing fruit trees in her backyard.

Registration is required and can be done online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or by calling 585-768-8300.

April 29, 2014 - 10:17am
Event Date and Time: 
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, May 8,  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Three local gardeners will each talk briefly, based on a suggested list of topics related to their gardening experience, including organic gardeing. Questions and answers with discussion to follow.  Presented by:  Mary Margaret Ripley, Rita Wallace, and Donna Phillips.

Participants may come to Part 1 and/or Part 2. 

Registration is required.  You may reister online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or by calling 585-768-8300.

April 29, 2014 - 10:07am
Event Date and Time: 
May 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 7,  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Three local gardeners will each talk briefly, based on a suggested list of topics related to their gardening experience.  Questions and answers with discussion to follow.  Presented by:  Barbara Tinney, Frank Davis, and Sandy Brady.

Participants may come to Part 1 and/or Part 2 (Part 2 is on Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. 

Registration is required. You may register online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or by calling 585-768-8300.

July 10, 2012 - 11:43am
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to June 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Parents can come with their children to meet Samantha and see her Victorian mansion.  The Dollhouse Lady will bring a real miniature Victorian  house and "artifacts" from the era.

Enjoy tea and light refreshments.

This program is for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and a parent.  Registration is required.

visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585.768.8300

 

April 11, 2012 - 5:48pm
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2013 - 9:00am to March 30, 2013 - 8:30pm

Saturday, March 30 - Saturday, April 6.

100's of books to choose from!!!!!!!

Open during regular Library hours: M-TH, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The sale will close Saturday,  April 6 at Noon.

Hardcover- $1.00, Paperbacks and Children’s books- $.50

Bag Sale: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. -  Noon

There will be a preview sale for our Friends of the Library members on Friday, March 29 from 5-6 p.m. Membership is $5. You may join anytime at the Library's front desk and the day of the preview sale.

November 15, 2011 - 11:41am
Event Date and Time: 
May 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:35pm

Wed., May 13 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Interstellar, starring Matthew Mcconaughey has been called "a must-see masterpiece," "beautiful, epic," and "one of the most exhilarating film experiences so far this century," Interstellar is definitely a conversation-starter!

Watch this film at home (available for loan at the WML) and then join us in a staff-led discussion.

Registration is Required.

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