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Download eBooks and Audio Books from Home!
Did you know that you can download eBooks and audio books on your tablet, PC, iPod, or mobile phone? Our digital downloads service is a free amenity you may use at any time, 24/7, with no late fees ever. Get started today!
All you need to do is click the image above or hover over Account on the menu and select Digital Download. Go to Account, enter your 14-digit library card and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your telephone number we have on record. Once logged in, browse around and hit the "Place a Hold" button on any eBook or audio book you would like to borrow. When the eBook is ready for download, an email will be sent to you. You may also check your Account for a list of eBooks you have out, are on hold, and what you can download.
For any questions, check out the Help page or come in to the Adult Reference desk. We would be more than happy to help you out!
News & Events
Adult Summer Reading Club 2015
Don't let all the kids have all the fun this summer, sign up for a Summer Reading program all your own! Registration is easy and open to Haverstraw Library cardholders ages 18 and over. All you have to do to register is create an account here, or if you prefer, come to either library building and stop by the Reference desk to pick up a form.
Registration starts July 6th but is open all summer, so it's never too late to join in! Reporting starts Monday, July 13th and may be done either online or at the Reference desk at either library. Prize winners will be chosen randomly from those who report on the books they've read over the course of the program. For more information, check out the Adult Summer Reading Guide. Eager to get started? Check out our new and incoming summer books.
Software at the Library
We like to offer you the best! Haverstraw Library has numerous programs and apps installed on our public access computers and portable devices. Here's a sample: Microsoft Office 2013; Office Multilanguage 2013 (French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Turkish); Anime Studio (beginner and pro); Manga Studio Animation-ish; Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing; Adobe CS5 Design Premium; Microsoft Visio; College Algebra Solved; Middle School Success; Algebra I & II; World of Physics; SmartDraw; Mastering Elementary School; Corel Draw; Corel Photo Paint; Kindergarten Success; Crayola Art Studio; and Sparkbooth Photo Kiosk.
Library Budget Passes 109 Yes - 46 No
On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of Haverstraw Library, thank you for your support in approving our operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st! Gail Kaiser was re-elected to a 5-year seat on the Board as a Financial Officer. We would also like to thank all the poll watchers who volunteered their time for the duration of the budget vote. We look forward to continue better serving you, our community, for the months to come!
A New Way to Read Your Favorite Magazines
As part of our OverDrive digital e-book and e-audio service, we are now offering access to popular magazines, including Vegetarian Times, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, Popular Science, and almost 40 more. You need a Nook or a Nook app on your device to take advantage of this service. Once you have downloaded an issue of a magazine it is yours to keep. Just one more thing that proves your library card is the smartest card in your wallet!
Now That Spring Has Sprung
With the snow only a bad memory, it's time to head out to do something interesting. Check out a museum pass! Come in and ask at the Circulation Desk to see what is available. We have passes for the Intrepid, Bethel Woods, the Guggenheim, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Hudson River Museum, the Bruce Museum, Storm King Art Center, Museum Village, and vouchers for the American Museum of Natural History. The terms of each pass or voucher differ, so be sure to ask and read any information that comes with it. Take the family!
We're Up and Running!
Our photo scanner is now available for use. Bring your family photos to transfer onto your flash drive, CD, or DVD. The cost is $3 per scanning session. The scanner is located in the reference area on the entry level. Staff at the Reference Desk are available to show you how to use it. Go ahead, embarrass your kids by posting those pictures from when they were young and goofy-looking, or fill in some of the blanks in your online family tree.
MacBook Laptops Now Available
Interested in trying out a MacBook? Need to use one? Adult Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may now borrow a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air for in-house use at the Main building. Drop by the Adult Reference desk for more information and to borrow one out. A MacBook Pro is also available at our Village Branch!
As Spring cleaning season approaches, we would like to remind you that the library can only accept donations of recent materials in good condition. Books that are mildewed, stained, or smell of smoke or mold will be discarded immediately. We do not accept encyclopedia sets or magazines. Many of these materials can be recycled through your home paper recycling pickup, so don't feel you have to just put them in the trash.
As always, we ask that you only bring a bag or two full of books to donate at any one time - we don't have space to store boxes full of materials. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation. And don't forget to check out the free shelves below the window in our lobby - someone may have donated something that you would just love to read!
iPad Airs Now Available
Curious about the new iPad Air? Come into the library and borrow one out! Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow an iPad Air for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow one out. Samsung Galaxy tablets are also available!
Drawing Tablets Now Available for Check-Out
Enjoy some artistic experience with our visual drawing tablets! In addition to iPads Android tablets, we have a few drawing devices available for checkout with your Haverstraw Library card. These Wacom Bamboo and VisTablet VT12 plug-and-play devices are good to have when you want to edit the red-eye out of photos, put your signature on documents, draw and paint, transfer art to your computer, or just doodle. Enquire at the Reference Desk or call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 to reserve a tablet.
Would You Like to Get Your Picture Taken?
We now have the ability to add your picture into our library card database. When we scan your card, your picture will pop up on our computer screen. This added feature is intended to help identify patrons and discourage others from using your library card. Stop by the Circulation Desk and we'll be happy to take your picture. Smile!
* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.
Tuesday, July 28
♦ 11:30 am, Tales and Tunes
Wednesday, July 29
♦ 10:30 am, Preschool Storytime
♦ Monday, September 7
NOTE: We will be closed on Sundays from June 28 till September 6, 2015.
When: Tuesday, August 11 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.
Archive: 2012 - Present