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View Haverstraw Library Historical Photos
A portion of Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's (HKDPL) collection of historical photographs is now available for viewing at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)! DPLA brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
Our historical photographs are also available at Hudson River Valley Heritage which houses a digital collection of photographs, diaries, correspondence, artwork, publications and more from the Hudson Valley region. If you would like to peruse our local history collection, feel free to drop by the main library building at Garnerville or contact Cathy Campos, Local History Librarian, at (845) 786-3800 for more information.
News & Events
Waiting for you Book Club
There have been many requests to increase the number of authors you can have reserved for you through our Waiting for You Book Club. In order to make this happen, we need your help. If you are already a member, stop by the reference desk, and we will photocopy the barcode on the back of your library card. This will allow us to place your reserves much faster, so once you have done this, you may add additional authors to your list, up to a maximum of 8.
If you are not already a part of this program, stop in and ask about it, and we'll be happy to explain how it works. There will be no more worrying about missing the latest James Patterson or Danielle Steele title - we'll put on a reserve for the Library. Don't forget to bring your library card when you come in to sign up, so we can photocopy that barcode!
What's All the HOOPLA About?
HKDPL is pleased to announce that we are in the process of joining the Hoopla e-content borrowing and streaming service. Once we have set up our account, HKDPL cardholders will be able to access Hoopla on computers, tablets or smartphones. Unlike with OverDrive, another e-content provider we work with, with Hoopla there is no need to wait for another Library user to be done with the item you want. Hoopla content includes e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies and comics. New content is constantly being added. Watch for flyers in the Library, and an announcement on our website. We hope to make this service available to you this fall.
Just because school is starting, don't forget that you can still borrow museum passes from the Library for weekends or days off. We have passes for the American Museum of Natural History, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Storm King Arts Center, the Guggenheim Museum, and more. Passes may be borrowed for three days and some include discounts at museum stores. Most are good for two adults and their children, but please read the details of each. Passes are found at the Circulation Desk; Library staff there will be happy to assist you.
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!
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:
♦ Wednesday, November 23, Early closure @ 5:30 pm
When: Tuesday, October 18 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