The success of Wood Library’s community outreach and services has caused it to outgrow its facilities. A planning process begun in 2005, established three major goals for the Library to meet the needs of the Canandaigua community. Larger, distinctive spaces are required for the Children’s Library and for Young Adults. A large meeting space for community uses, such as computer classes for seniors, is required.
Phase one of the project was completed in 2011 and included the complete renovation of the existing, historically significant building. Services for this phase included the design of interior and exterior modifications as well as utility upgrades.
Phase two is a historically appropriate addition of 10,000 square feet. This two-story addition includes a new main entry, circulation desk, and meeting room for 100. Other program areas are expanded and improved in both the new construction and renovation of the existing building.
This project received NY State Office of Historic Preservation approval.