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.
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
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 are available for the following museums for Haverstraw Library card holders only:
American Museum of Natural History
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 $25/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:
A book plate will be placed in the donated book.
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.
Our Self-Serve Fax Service is located at the Main Library. Domestic faxes are $1.50 for the first page and $0.50 each additional page. International faxes are $4.95 for the first page and $1.95 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 are available for North Rockland Home Instruction, Literacy Volunteers, and Haverstraw Library card holders (for mid-level tutor room only). Our mid-level tutor room is equipped with an Early Literacy Station which young children, and ESL patrons may use at any time.
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.
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.
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 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 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 $10 (1GB), $12 (2GB), and $14 (4GB).
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,
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 first before your reservation is valid.
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.
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. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
Main Library (Directions)
Village Branch (Directions)
Library Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, at the Main Library in Garnerville. Meetings are open to the public and are held downstairs in the Board Meeting Room. Click here for the Board Meeting Minutes as of January 2012 to present.
Director: Claudia Depkin
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.