the children's room where elementary classes meet to learn about the library and to borrow
books. The office downstairs contains back issues of magazines and periodicals on
The library was automated in the fall of
1993, and all library materials are now listed on the Online Public Access Catalog. There
are many advantages with an automated catalog, including the ability to find books with
just a couple key words and the ability to see if the book has been checked out. The
network of computers also includes a CD-ROM encyclopedia and Microsoft
Office Suite. While school students are taught to use the on-line catalog and
the encyclopedia in library classes, the public may also receive instruction upon request.
Meeting space is available for community
groups. Arrangements for use must be made through the director.
The library offers a variety of programs on a
regular basis, including Preschool Storytime on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings,
an Adult Book Discussion Group on the first Monday of each month; and programs for school
age children during vacations. The summer reading program begins the first week of July.
Any resident of the Le Roy School District
may borrow books from the library with a library card. Policies for borrowing are handed
out to each new patron and are available upon request.
The Woodward Memorial Library is a member of
the Nioga Library System, which is a system of independent public libraries cooperating in
library services, such as interlibrary loan. Books not available in this library may be
requested from another library in this system. The library is also a part of Genesee
Valley BOCES, which is similar to Nioga, but in the school sphere.