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Join the fun! Adult Summer Reading 2016
Spend your summer reading great books and win fabulous prizes! Grab a bingo card at the Adult Reference Desk and start playing. Earn a bingo and get entered into the weekly drawing and one entry into the grand prize drawing. Weekly prizes will be drawn on Fridays with the grand prize to be drawn on September 1. Adult Summer Reading at Haverstraw Library is open to adults 17 and up who have a valid RCLS library card. Registration is ongoing so feel free to drop by at anytime to sign up until August 31. Grab a bingo card today and have fun this summer!
News & Events
Mandatory Water Use Restriction in Effect for All of Rockland
County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a Stage II Water Emergency has been declared in Rockland County, resulting in mandatory limitations on water used by all residents and businesses, beginning July 21, 2016. These water saving measures, which primarily affect outdoor water use, apply to all residents and businesses, regardless whether they get their water from a public water supplier such as Suez, Nyack or Suffern, or from their own private well. For complete details on the water restriction, visit Rockland County's official website.
Attention Senior Artists!
Adult artists age 55 and over are invited to display one ready-to-hand painting, drawing, or photograph in our Art Gallery during the month of October. Please bring your artwork to the Adults Services Department on September 22 between 10 am and 5:30 pm. Please attach a 3"x5" index card to the back of your work and provide the following: name, phone number, title of piece, medium, and whether or not you want this information published in our brochure (mark the card "publish" or "private"). An artist reception will be held in our Community Room on Thursday, October 4 at 4 pm.
Mid-Level Public Computers New Weekday Hours
With our new opening hours, our mid-level public computers will now be available for use on the weekday starting at 9:45 am. Computers will still be available for use at 9 am at the Adult and Children's Rooms. Computers will close as usual which is 30 minutes before library closing time.
Wireless Access Upgrade @ Main Library
Our free wireless internet service has recently been upgraded! Our faster wi-fi should now also reach more locations within the main library building on all three levels. To use our wireless, connect to HKDPL Guest in your devices' setting, open your web browser and accept our policy. That's it! No passwords needed. Drop by and take advantage of this free service today!
New Opening Hours at Main Library Starting June 1
We've taken notice of you early birds lining up in front of the Main Library before we're open. Beginning June 1st, the Main Library will now be open one hour earlier during the weekdays, at 9 am. We've rearranged schedules to be able to provide this extra hour of service without additional spending. Our Village Branch hours will remain the same and weekend hours at the Main Library will remain the same.
Tablets You Can Borrow
After a successful run of senior tablet training programs, we will again be making both iPads and Android tablets available for 14-day loans, with no renewals.
After some unfortunate experiences in the past, we ask that you please keep in mind that you will be responsible for full replacement cost if a tablet is not returned on time, or if it is damaged. As always, we ask that you not download apps on Library devices, or leave your own photos or passwords on them. Otherwise, drop by either library building to take one out!
Stay Safe - Get Monthly Cyber Security Tips
Don't be fooled by scammers! Stay safe and informed while online. Get helpful information from the NYS Office of Information Technology Services Enterprise Information Security Office (NYS OITS EISO) about recognizing phishing emails, avoiding online tax scams, how to make strong passwords, protect yourself from malware and more. Want to get these tips directly? Join NYS OITS EISO's e-mail list to receive a Cyber Security Tips Newsletter every month.
Be in the Know About Zika Virus
Mosquito season begins in April. Be in the know about Zika virus and how to protect yourself and your family against this disease. Check out these sites for more information:
New Events Calendar and Room Reservation
Our events calendar and room reservation system has stylish, new interfaces that is easier to navigate and use. One of our new features is an email notification system. For example, if you register for a program, you may sign up for an email reminder which will inform you of the program the day before or send out a notice to you if the program was cancelled. If you have any questions regarding how to use our updated services, feel free to ask us at the reference desk.
Just Installed: Graphic Software Corel DRAW X7
Would you like to touch up your photos? Want to draw digitally from scratch? Try out our latest installed software, Corel Draw X7 with it's many features listed here. Come downstairs at the mid-level and Teen computer area and give it a whirl. We also have Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Paintshop Pro and many other softwares available for you to use. Drop by today and check them out!
Check Out Our Video Games!
Our video games used to be for Haverstraw Library patrons only... but not anymore! If your library is part of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), then you can now check out our video games too. We have a wide range of games suitable for all age ranges from children up to adults. You may check out 2 video games per library card for a 7 day period. Walk on over to the middle level of the main library and start checking out our video games today!
E-books: More Availability than Ever!
In response to your frustration with having to borrow and download popular titles, all of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) are working together to make more content available sooner. You can read e-books on an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or other device, and on your desktop computer as well. The same goes for e-audio, for the most part. Stop by the Reference Desk, and we can help get you started downloading e-books today!
Are You a Magazine Lover?
Now you can read the latest issue wherever you are. Download an electronic copy to read on your portable device using the Nook app. Over 40 titles are available through the OverDrive, ranging from Smithsonian to TV Guide and The New Yorker to Vegetarian Times. Once you have downloaded an issue, it is yours to keep. Join the users throughout RCLS who are enjoying this expansion of our downloadable content.
* Closed 6/26 -9/4/2016.
♦ Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
NOTE: The Main Library is closed on Sundays during the summer from June 26 to September 4.
When: Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Where: Board Meeting Room, Main Library at Garnerville
Who: Board Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.
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