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Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30, 2017
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held during the week of September 24, 2017. This year, we celebrate the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Drop by the library and borrow some banned books to show your support and take a moment to learn more about Banned Books Week, censorship and your rights as a reader.
More News & Events
Annual September 11 Blood Drive
Please join us as we honor the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 and the recent flood in Texas, by saving lives with your doantion of blood. No appointment needed. Please head down to the Community Room at the Main Library at Garnerville from 1 pm - 7 pm. Thank you for your help!
How to Spot Fake News
Discussions about fake news have abounded over the past year. Get in the know and become media literate with eight simple steps to verify any given news-piece you come across. For more information, check out the article How to Spot Fake News at FactCheck.org.
Brownstone Book Fund Donates New Children's Books!
Our library has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books are a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. Come to the main library to explore and enjoy our new collection!
Libraries are for Everyone
Haverstraw Library is committed to serving its local community. Whether you come in-person or surf online, there is something for everyone. Keep in touch with what's happening in libraries around the country at ilovelibraries.org and spread the joy of reading and libraries to family and friends. Come and enjoy the many services and resources at your library today!
Checking Out a DVD?
All DVDs, with the exception of new releases marked with a "new" sticker, can now be checked out for 7 days. DVDs marked with a "new" sticker can be checked out for 3 days. In addition, DVDs of television series have been repackaged. All episodes in a season are now found in one case. So come in and pick up a movie you've wanted to see, or a TV series you need to catch up on, and enjoy!
Hoopla: New Digital Service Now Available
Haverstraw Library is pleased to announce that Hoopla, an e-content borrowing and streaming service, is now live! HKDPL cardholders will be able to access Hoopla on computers, tablets or smartphones. With Hoopla, there is no waiting - juts instantly stream or download media for offline use! Hoopla content includes e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. Hoopla has over 500,000 titles and new content is constantly being added. Register by going to hoopladigital.com and clicking on the "Get Started" button. Enter an email address, a password and start using Hoopla today! For help or more information, feel free to contact us at any time or drop by in person.
Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone, the proven language-learning immersion method that more than 22,000 schools have trusted for over the
last 20+ years is now available for all Haverstraw Library patrons. Access Rosetta Stone from your home computer, within
the library or on the go with your mobile device. Learn 30 different languages at your own pace. Get started today by
following these steps:
Having trouble getting on? Drop by the library and we would be happy to help you get started!
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!
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.
Tablets You May 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!
♦ Wednesday, November 22 - Early closure at 5:30 pm
When: Tuesday, September 19 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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