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July/August 2015 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
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! Incumbent Gail Kaiser was elected to a 5-year term as library trustee. Thank you to all our poll watcher volunteers.
We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during July and August: Carolina Abreu, 8 years; Julio Aristy, 3 years; Alexandra Burkardt, 10 years; Debbie DiBernardo, 4 years; Amy Fucard, 19 years; Betty Forkin, 13 years; Herbert Koomson, 5 years; Margaret Laier, 8 years; Julio Morales, 8 years; Eileen Persico, 21 years; Brianna Robinson, 5 years; and Mark Zaino, 4 years. That's 108 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thanks you all for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newsletters.
A Fond Farewell
After 15 years working in our Circulation and Technical Services department, Gerri Scheinin has announced that she will retire as of June 30th. We will miss her smile and laugh and wish her all the best retirement has to offer. No doubt she'll continue to travel the world and hone her mahjong skills. We'll miss you, Gerri!
See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director
Thank You to Our Poll Watchers
Thank you to the following people who worked as volunteer poll watchers for our budget vote: Bernadette Abbatecola; Stella Americo; Kathy Cherveny; Joe Cobb; Laura Hooghius; Ron Manger; Rita Shenkman; Anita Marks; and Bev Sullivan.
Are You a Magazine Lover?
Now you can read the latest issue wherever you are. Download an electronic copy to read on your portable device using the Nook app. Over 40 titles are available through OverDrive, ranging from Smithsonian to TV Guide and The New Yorker to Vegetarian Times. Once you have downloaded an issue, it is yours to keep. Join the users throughout RCLS who are enjoying this expansion of our downloadable content.
Attention Senior Artists!
Spend the summer expressing your creativity and show it off at our 7th Annual Senior Art Show in October. Artists age 55 and over are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our art gallery during the month of October, and your work will be celebrated at an artist reception. For more information, call Karen Romaner at 786-3800 ext. 23.
In Our Gallery
August - Local photographer Tina Jones exhibits Photographs of Nature. Ms. Jones enjoys Macro photography. She will host an Artist Reception on August 29.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4 - Independence Day
The Library will be closed on Sundays from June 28 to September 6.
Borrow and E-Reader!
We have Nook and Kindle e-readers. Nooks come preloaded with some content but patrons may download digital content onto the reader via our digital download service OverDrive. Instructions for downloading are provided. E-readers are available to Haverstraw Library cardholders over 18, in good standing, for a 2-week period. Question? Call 786-3800 ext. 18 or email email@example.com.
Adult Summer Reading Club
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.
We are looking to expand our yearbook collection. The Library purchases a copy of the current year's high school yearbook, but all others are donations from the community. If you have a good clean copy of any of the North Rockland School District yearbooks listed below, we'd me more than happy to take it off your hands! To donate or for more information, please call 786-3800 ext. 22. Thank you!
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program 2015
Join us for this year's exciting summer reading program for children entering K-6, residing in the North Rockland School District, from June 29 - August 12. Write down the books you read this Summer in your Reading Log. Every week, if you read 3 books (younger kids) or 75 pages (older kids) you will receive a weekly prize, stickers, and a ticket to our weekly shows!
Got a little one too young for the Summer Reading Club? Join the Read to Me Club! Earn stickers for the books you read at home or in Storytime! Enjoy weekly craft fairs on Fridays. Program runs from June 29 - August 7. Don't miss out on the fun!
For a paper copy, please visit the library. For a list of programs and events, please select the appropriate department above or our Events Calendar. For previous Library newsletters, check our Newsletter Archive.
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