About Your Library
July/August 2016 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
The safety and security of the public is important to the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library. We have had security in our Village Branch for many years. The trustees and I recognize that this is a use of tax dollars, but felt that in today's world, the library should be proactive in addressing safety measures by having trained and certified security presence on both buildings. Board of Trustees meetins are open to the public, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room of the Garnerville location. Please join us and we'll be happy to discuss.
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 reognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during September and October: Susan Alicea, 10 years; Gesenia Baré, 13 years; Justine Ciorra, 1 year; Andy Cruz, 4 years; Carol DeMaio, 11 years; Terry Eagle, 4 years; Cheryl Fellner, 13 years; Barbara Fleischer, 7 years; Amgie McSweeney, 11 years; Jessie Moore, 22 years; Tara Morris, 20 years; Mary Paloglou, 16 years; Amanda Peckler, 3 years; Christine Roper, 13 years; Joan Rosen, 2 years; Craig Scott, 7 years; Donna Sopalsky, 34 yers; George Varghese, 2 years. That's 1095 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thank you for all your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newletters.
A Fond Farewell
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the retirement of librarian Karen Romaner. Her work over the last 22 years has been of immense value to the Library and the community. The programs and trips she has organized have been out of this world! Karen, we thank you for your service and wish you a happy next chapter in retirement!
Welcome to the World!
We are so happy to welcome the newest member of our library family to the world. Congratulations to staff member Joel Santana and his wife Nataly on the birth of their baby boy Leandro Sebastain, born on July 28th and weighing in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Welcome to baby Leandro! May you live a long and healthy life (filled with books)!!
See you in the stacks!
Meet our Library Trustee Gail Kaiser
Gail Kaiser has served on the Board of Trustees since 200, and has been Financial Officer since 2009. She worked for the NYC schools as a teacher and administrator for 30 years, and is now retired. She currently serves on nnumerous Boards for her Temple. Gail is totally committed to the financial stability and success of the library.
Thank You Again...
To Leo Laders Post 130 and William Mayer, for their donations of POW?MIA flags, and for retiring our worn flags.
Attention Senior Artists
If you are 55 or older you are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our October Ssenior Art Show. Bring your artwork to the Adult Services Desk on September 21, 10 am - 5:30 pm. Attach a 3" x 5" index card to the back of your work with your name, phone number, title of piece, medium, and whether or not you want this information published in our brochure (mark "publish" or "private"). An Artist Reception will be held October 5 at 4 pm, in the Community Room. For more information call 786-3800 ext.18 or 19.
In Our Gallery
SEPTEMBER - Mary Urso - Photographs of the Hudson Valley.
AUGUST - HKDPL Senior Art Show - Mixed media. An Artist Reception will be held October 5, 4 pm, in the Community Room.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
Saturday, September 3 - September 5 - Labor Day Weekend
Did You Lose Something?
We have a Lost and Found, items are kept for 2 weeks. Please call the Circulation Desk or stop by to see if we have what you've misplaced.
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.
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 musuem passes from the Library for weekends or days off. We have passes for the American Museum of Natural History, the Intrpid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Storm King Arts Center, the Guggenheim Musuem, 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.
Need a Notary?
A Notary Public is available most weekdays at the Main Library, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Call 786-3800 ext. 14 for an appointment.
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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