Quick Calender of Library Events

Friday, July 18
Summer Knitting, 1:30 pm

Monday, July 28
Knitting Group, 4:00 pm

Book Club, 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 23
Movie on the Green, at dusk

Click program for details and check Wadsworth Kids for more children's programs

Summer Knitting - Ages 5 to 15

Learn to knit!
Individual and small group knitting instruction on Fridays, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

July 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15

Needles and yarn provided! Questions? Call 585-354-849

Wadsworth Library Book Club

The Book Club meets at 7:00 pm on the last Monday of the month in the Wadsworth Library meeting room. It is open to everyone!

July 28 - The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. The fictionalized history of the Grimke sisters who were at the forefront of the abolitionist and women's rights movements.

August 25 - The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. This novel takes us behind the scenes and into the lesser known life of the woman who married Charles Lindbergh.

September 29 - Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, by Connor Grennan. "I thought I knew about child trafficking but I really had no idea what it was all about. This book was enlightening, read well, and had a real story to tell." Club member recommendation.

October 27 - The Space between Us, by Thrity Umrigar. Examines the class divide in Bombay (Mumbai) though the relationship of a mistress and her servant.

November 24 - Tell the Wolves I'm Home, by Carol Brunt. A coming-of-age story as a young girl deals with the death of a beloved uncle from AIDS and secrecy surrounding his homosexual lifestyle.

January 26 - The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Pulitzer Prize-winner and literary novel with lessons about art and antiques accompanying elements of mystery and suspense.

February 23 - Defending Jacob, by William Landay. A fast-paced murder mystery and courtroom drama as a detective's son is charged with the murder of a classmate.

March 30 - TBA - All of Rochester Reads

April 27 - The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. Intertwines the true tale of the efforts to design and build the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.

May 18 (3rd Monday) - The Master Butcher's Singing Club, by Louise Eldrich. A German soldier returns home to marry his best friend's pregnant widow, then packs up his father's butcher knives and emigrates to America.

June 29 - Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeman. A woman who worked for the Tiffany glass company struggles for recognition of her talents and contributions.

Movie on the Green

Saturday, August 23, at the magical hour of dusk, join Elsa and Anna in a frozen land far away for an enjoyable evening of family movie entertainment!

This G-rated movie will be shown on the lawn of Livingston County Historical Society Museum, at 30 Center Street in Geneseo (two doors east of Wadsworth Library).

Bring your own blankets and chairs, plus games to play before the movie starts. Popcorn & drinks will be provided, and a valuable movie-themed gift-basket will be raffled off.

For more information, email wadslib@gmail.com or call 243-0440. No registration required.

Rain (or snow!) date: Sunday, August 24 

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library and Livingston County Historical Society

Knitting at the Library

On Mondays at 4:00 pm, we're knitting at the Library - interested yarn crafters of all levels and ages are welcome in the lower-level Meeting Room.

Free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the Library and Christ Community Church (ask for a parking permit in the library). Accessible entrance located on Second Street.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Your time and talents can make a big difference!

  • Adopt-a-Shelf  - Help us keep all our items in order by "reading" shelves
  • Home Delivery - Deliver items to patrons who are unable to come to the library
  • Summer Bookmobile - Weekly trips during the summer to an off-site location bring books to kids who may not get to the library in any other way
  • On-Call Clerical Help - When the library needs another pair of hands
  • Computer Tutors - Help someone learn how to find a place on the information highway
  • Friends Book Sale - The annual sale takes the work of many people!
Volunteer applications and more details are available at the front desk of the library. We have over 130 volunteers!


Now is a good time to help your library by "adopting" a shelf. Ten minutes of shelf-reading each week or two can make a real difference in how well our books are kept in order.
Please contact Cindy Costa at 243-0440 for more information.

Techno Tutoring


Wadsworth Library offers tutoring to help you set up your OWWL2go ebook account or use a computer to handle email, access social networks, etc.

Call Wadsworth Library at 243-0440 to schedule a session with your individual Techno Tutor!

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library



OWWL2go powered by OverDrive provides FREE downloads of audiobooks and ebooks.

  • Install free software on your home computer.
  • Browse and check out titles with your OWWL card (library card) and PIN.
  • Download and transfer to supported devices such as MP3 players or your computer.
For additional help with OWWL2go questions, contact Wadsworth Library or the Geneva Public Library reference desk at 315-781-2935

Congratulations, Wadsworth Library!

Cindy, Sarah, Anna, Moriah, Susan & Rob

“Wadsworth Library is one-stop shopping for books (print and digital!), materials from other libraries (42 of them!), programs (children and adults!). It's a place to get help with researching things, to pick up a movie for the weekend, to run into your neighbors. It's common ground regardless of political party, church affiliation, income. And the price can't be beat. Wadsworth Library is our tax dollars at work in a way that sustains and improves our community every day.”

Our National Library Week “Library of the Year” judges loved that statement from Meredith Drake.  It was one of the reasons they chose the Wadsworth Library in Geneseo to be the RRLC 2013 Public Library of the Year.  We met Meredith Drake the day we visited Wadsworth; she said she comes to the library often. Like the other people we met that day, she loves their beautiful library and she sees it as the “gem” of the village. 
Anna Grace
Library Director

This is what our judges had to say about the many nominations received by Wadsworth Library:
--Nominations for this library were in-depth. It is clear that individuals of all ages are drawn into the library. The library is truly the center of the community.

--We had a blast on our visit to Wadsworth. We even witnessed the joy on the face of one little boy as he got his first library card! 

Congratulations to Anna Grace, her staff, the Wadsworth Library Board of Trustees and Friends for being selected the RRLC 2013 Public Library of the Year!

Visit the RRLC website to take a photo tour, read the nominating entries, and watch the video of our visit to the Wadsworth Library.

Home Delivery Service

Wadsworth Library's  Home Delivery Service uses volunteers to provide library services to house-bound patrons residing in the Towns of Geneseo and Groveland. For more information call Wadsworth Library at 585-243-0440 or view the Home Delivery brochure here.

Wadsworth Library Gift Book Fund

Donations to Wadsworth Library’s Gift Book Fund are a gift the whole community will enjoy. You may:
  • Designate a book or other item already in the collection that is meaningful to you
  • Mark an occasion or festive event (birthday, wedding, retirement, new baby, etc.)
  • Honor a person of note
  • Remember someone dear
A commemorative book-plate will be placed in each item purchased, noting the individual, honoree or occasion.

To donate, complete a Gift Book Fund form and return it with your gift (checks payable to Wadsworth Library). Thank you.

Gift Book Fund Donation Form