Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
   

About Your Library

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the community with educational, cultural, recreational, and entertainment resources through a collection of materials, programs and other resources that we make available.

Village Library

King's Daughters Society of Haverstraw
The object of this Society shall be to bring into working relations all women of this town vicinity who [are] individually interested in works of charity..."

Article II
King's Daughters Society Constitution
1891

Our History

On May 14, 1895, the King's Daughters Society, a very active charitable organization (also known as "The Haverstraw Ladies Home Mission Circle") petitioned the New York State Regents for a charter to create the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library. Melvil Dewey signed the charter, making this Library the oldest chartered public library in Rockland County. The signed charter hangs in the Main Library today. Read more>>

Board of Trustees

Officer

Richard Freeman
Stephen Cobb
Gail Kaiser
Bonnie Koop
Patricia Soto
Kathleen Vandervoort
Sonia Burgos Crannage

Title

President
Vice President
Financial Officer
Secretary
Trustee
Trustee
Trustee

Expiring Term

June 2017
June 2014
June 2015
June 2017
June 2018
June 2016
June 2018

How to Get a Library Card

To get a library card, you must live in the town of Haverstraw and be in the North Rockland School District. Bring proof of your address and photo identification such as a driver's license or passport. On that day, you will be able to borrow 2 items and your card will be mailed to your home. The library card is free. However, if you lose your card, the cost for replacement is $5.00.

Your Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL) card will be accepted in all Rockland County Public Libraries and all the libraries served by the Ramapo Catskill Library System. Each library's policies, loan periods, and fines may vary.

Library Card Q&A

Can I get an HKDPL Library card if I don't have a Photo ID?
No. You need a photo ID and proof that you live within the library district. After showing photo ID and proof of residence, and filling out an application, you will be allowed to check out 2 items. Your library card will be mailed to you. A P.O. Box is accepted for the mailing address if a verifiable home address is included on the application.

What if I don't have a photo ID?
You'll be eligible for a limited access card.

What is limited access?
Your borrowing privileges are limited to the holdings of HKDPL. You are not allowed to borrow items belonging to other libraries in the RCLS district.

How do I get a limited access card?
You must show proof of residence consisting of 2 pieces of mail, one of which must be a credit statement, retail store bill, or utility bill sent to you within the past 3 months via the U.S. Post Office showing an address within our library district, or provide a notarized proof of residency form. Your card will be mailed to you. Nothing can be checked out of the library until you receive your card. No exceptions.

What about cards for children?
Children through the eighth grade, accompanied by a parent or guardian do not need ID other than the parent's or guardian's declaration that this is his/her child. The parent or guardian must supply photo ID of himself/herself. If the surnames of the parent and child are different, proof is required to verify the child resides with him/her. If a parent or guardian is registering his/her child for a card and the child is not present, one of the following ID's must be shown: the child's birth certificate or the child's social security card. The parent or guardian accepts full responsibility for all fines and damaged/lost items charged against a minor child's account.

Returns

Books and most other materials can be returned to any public library in Rockland County. Because we have a 24 hour check-in system, materials must be returned on the date they are due. Items returned the following morning will be charged an extended use fee.

Books due on a snow day will not be charged a late fee. They will be due the following day.

NOTE: There is a $2.00 fine for each magazine returned in the automated slot. Please return magazines at the circulation desk or into the blue book drop.

Loan Periods & Quantities

Books

Express - 14 days; unlimited quantity
Adult Fiction & Non-fiction - 28 days; unlimited quantity
Children's & Young Adult - 14 days; unlimited quantity
Children's & Young Adult (School Projects) - 14 days; 3 per subject

Music CDs & Cassettes

14 days; limit 10 of each

Kits (Tapes/CDs and Books or Language Kits)

14 days; limit 10 of each

Nook or Kindle

14 days; 1 per card; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only

Magazines & Pamphlets

14 days; unlimited quantity

Videos & DVDs

DVD - 3 days; 8 per card (4 Teen and/or Children AND 4 Adult DVDs)
Children's & Young Adult DVD (instructional) - 7 days; 2 in addition to regular DVDs
Adult DVD (instructional) - 7 days; 7 in addition to regular DVDs
VHS/DVDs - 7 days; 7 per card

CD-ROMs

14 days; 4 per card

Video Games

7 days; 2 per card; Haverstraw cardholders only at Main Library in Garnerville

Museum Passes

3 days; 1 per family; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only

Tablets & eReaders

14 days; 1 per family; must be in good standing; Haverstraw Library cardholders only

Loan Fines per Day

Please note that accrual of too many fines may limit your ability to borrow materials. There is also a $2.00 fine for each magazine returned in the automated book return slot. Please return magazines at the circulation desk or into the blue book drop bin located outside of the Library.

  • Adult Audio Materials - $0.10

  • Adult Books - $0.10

  • Adult Magazines - $0.10

  • Children's Audio Materials - $0.05

  • Children's Books - $0.05

  • Children's Magazines - $0.05

  • Museum Passes - $10.00

  • Nook or Kindle eReaders - $10.00

  • Tablets - $10.00

  • Videos, CD-ROMs, & Video Game Fines - $1.00

Renewals

Renewals can be made in person with the item and your library card, or you can renew your items from home by logging into your account here and follow the instructions below.

How to Renew Your Items

1) Enter your library card number and pin number.
2) Click on "Checked Out".
3) Check the boxes of the items you want renewed and click on the "Renew Selected" icon on the upper right.

Your items should now renew with new dates and a count of how many times your items has been renewed. If your item does not renew automatically, that means that you cannot renew that item and it must be returned to the library.

Email Notification

Sign up for Email Notification! You will be notified of items on hold that have come in, and of any overdue charges. It's fast, it's free, and more convenient than postal mail or phone calls.

Library Services

Tablets

Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) 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 a tablet out.

eReaders

Nook Colors are available for check out at both Library buildings at the Adult Reference desk. Only Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow one out.

Our Nooks come preloaded with some content but patrons may download digital content onto the reader via our digital download service. Instructions to download content from the Library onto the reader will be provided. Questions? Call the reference desk at 786-3800 ext 18 or email us.

Museum Passes

Museum Passes are available for the following museums for Haverstraw Library card holders only:

American Museum of Natural History
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Storm King Art Center

Haverstraw Library cardholder must be established and be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and have no fees). One museum pass per family for 3 days. There is a $10/day charge for late return of a pass. For a lost pass, the fee will be up to the cost of replacement of the membership.

Exhibiting Your Art at the Library

Generally, displays will be in the Lowest Level of the library, outside the Community and Board Rooms. Call 786-3800 ext. 14 for more information and an application. For information on our latest exhibits, check our newsletter.

Donations to the Library

Donations to the library in the form of books may be designated for a general library fund or one of the following:

  • Natalie Tabbone Memorial Fund
  • Mary Grant Memorial Fund

A book plate will be placed in the donated book.

Please Note: Books must be brought into the library! Any books left outside the library will be discarded.

Notary Public

A notary is available 10 am - 4:30 pm weekdays, free of charge, at the Main Library. Call (845) 786-3800 ext. 14 for an appointment.

Fax Service

Our Self-Serve Fax Service is located at the Main Library. Domestic faxes are $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 each additional page. Domestic rates include the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. International faxes are $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 each additional page.

If you cannot or would rather not use our Self-Serve Fax Service, you may head over to the Adult Reference Desk at either building and a librarian will be able to send the fax for you. Fees are $3.00 for the first out-going fax page and $1.00 for each additional page.

If you would like to receive faxes at the library, the first fax is $1.00 and each additional page will cost $0.50 each. This service is also available at the Reference Desk.

Tutor Rooms

Tutor Rooms are available for North Rockland Home Instruction, Literacy Volunteers, and Haverstraw Library card holders (for mid-level tutor room only).

If you would like to use our Tutor Room, please sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or the Mid-Level Computer Sign-Up desk. Patrons who sign up for the room is guaranteed an hour to use the room. After that hour, they may continue to use the room if it has not been requested by another person but they may be asked to leave at any time should it be requested.

Scanning Service

If you are in need of having a digital copy of a photo or document, the library offers a free scanning service located at the Computer Sign-Up desk in the middle level of the Main Library. We can scan up to three items per patron per day. Scanned items may be saved for you on your own flash/thumb drive or sent to you via email.

Copiers

Both the Main and Village Branch Libraries have color copiers available for public use. Black and white copies are $0.15 per page and color copies are $0.25 per page.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available for patron use at both libraries. At the Main Library, the best wireless connection is located on the first floor near our Local History Room or the seating area near the Adult Mystery collection on the middle level. If your laptop is not wireless-ready, you may connect directly to our network via a cable. If you do not have your own cable, you may request one at the Adult Services desk.

Public Computers

Public computers are available for patron use throughout the building. Please be sure to have your library card with you to sign up for the computers. If you do not have a library card, you may temporarily request a one-time use guest card. Be sure to bring a valid ID with you at that time.

The first two pages of printing are free with subsequent pages costing $0.15 per page. CD-RWs may be purchased for $1 each. Flash drives are also available for $7 (1GB), $8.50 (2GB), $12 (4GB) and $14 (8GB).

NOTE: Computers shut down 30 minutes prior to the library's posted closing time. Our reservation system also stops signing users onto our public computers 10 minutes to our computer lab's closing time. Please make sure you come in before that cutoff time if you wish to use the public computers. For our Internet Policy and Use Procedure, click here.

Community & Board Room

These rooms may be requested for use for meetings or events. If you would like to reserve either room, please call Cheryl at (845) 786-3800 ext 14 or reserve online. Online reservations must be confirmed by a call from the library first before your reservation is considered valid.

Microfilm

We have two microfilm machines available for use; one in the mid-level and one in the local history room in the Main library. We have Journal News and New York Times microfilms available for your perusal.

Typewriter

We have one typewriter available for public use in the mid-level of the Main library.

Rosman Library Floor Map

Can't find your way around? Check out our floor map below by clicnking on the image for a larger view. For a pdf version, click here.

Haverstraw Library Entry Level Floor Plan Haverstraw Library Mid-Level Floor Plan

2014 Holiday Closings

New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1
President's Day - Monday, February 17
Good Friday - Friday, April 18
Easter - Sunday, April 20
Memorial Day - Monday, May 26
Independence Day - Friday, July 4
Labor Day - Saturday, August & Monday, September 1
Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 26, 5:30 pm early closure
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25
New Year's Eve - Wednesday, December 31

The Main Library is closed on Sundays during the summer starting June 22 to August 31. We reopen on Sundays starting September 7.

Closings Due to Inclement Weather

If the Library closes due to inclement weather, there will be an announcement on the Library's recorded phone message, as well as Radiorockland.com and Cancellations.com. Radio stations WHUD 100.7 FM & WRCR 1300 AM will also announce any changes.

Note: Any items overdue on a snow day will not be fined a late fee. They will be due the following day.

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Main Library

Main Library at Garnerville, NY
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 786-3800
Fax: (845) 786-3791

Hours:
Sunday 1-5 pm*
Monday-Thursday 10 am-9 pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

* Closed 6/22 -8/31.

Village Branch

Historic Fowler Building, Haverstraw, NY
85 Main Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 429-3445
Fax: (845) 429-7313

Hours:
Sunday CLOSED
Monday 12 pm-8 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-6 pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Board Meeting

When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 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

Department Staff

Director: Claudia Depkin

Assistant Director:
Donna Sopalsky

Head of Adult Services: Naomi Goldberg Honor

Head of Teen Services: Patrice Gottfried

Head of Youth Services:
Tara Morris

Head of Technical Services
& Circulation:

Debbie DiBernardo

Head of Custodial Services: Jessie Moore

If you are interested in holding a program at the library or reserving a room, please contact Cheryl Fellner at (845) 786-3800.

If your program pertains to a specific department, please get in touch with one of the department heads listed above.

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