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November/December 2014 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
We are getting close! If you've been in during the last month or so, you may have seen people working on the roof and heard some noise up there. We're nearing the completion of our solar panel installation and expect to have the system up and running shortly. We'll announce our ribbon cutting for the project and will, of course, invite you all to attend. Check our website and signage in-house for information on when that will be held.
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 November and December: Charlotte von Hein, 36 years; Ann Hanus, 36 years; Wilma Glover-Koomson, 19 years; Priscilla Hervais, 8 years; and Rosemary Amabile; 3 years. That's 102 years of service right there. Thank you for all your time, effort and loyalty! Thsi recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newsletters.
See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director
Winter Blood Drive December 11, 1 pm-7 pm
It's football mania season! All donors will be entered in a drawing to receive a football jersey of the player of their choice. Donate blood and save a life! Sponsored by the New York Blood Center.
Would You Like to Get Your Picture Taken?
We now have the ability to add your picture into our library card database. When we scan your card, your picture will pop up on our computer screen. This added feature is intended to help identify patrons and discourage others from using your library carf. Stop by the Circulation Desk and we'll be happy to take your picture. Smile!
Thank You to Our Patrons, and Another Request
This holiday season the Library will once again sponsor a People to People Giving Tree and a Pet Pantry Holiday Drive for the Hi Tor Animal Shelter. Both the Giving Tree and the Pet Pantry Drive box will be in our lobby from November 31 through December 19. Please stop by and pick a child from our tree or a wish list from Hi Tor.
All donated items must be unwrapped and can be dropped off at either our Village Branch or the Main Library. In the past you, our patrons, have been very generous and we have been able to collect carloads of toys, clothes, food and pet supplies for both organizations. We sincerely thank everyone who has participated in past years, and look forward to another great year.
In Our Gallery
November - Michele Squibb exhibits Water Color Paintings. She will host an opening Art Reception on Saturday, November 8, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, in the Library's Community Room.
December - Jane Aquilar Murphy exhibits Wildlife and Nature Photography. She will host an opening Art Reception on Sunday, December 7, 2 pm-4 pm, in the Library's 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.
Winter Weather Closing Reminder
If the North Rockland School District closes for the day, the library opens at 1 pm. If the weather is still bad at 11:30 am, the library will not open. Library closings are announced on our recorded phone message, on WHUD 100.7 FM and WRCR 1300 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days!
Wednesday, November 26, Early cloing at 5:30 pm, Thanksgiving Eve
Knitting News - The Cast-On Crew
The Cast-On Crew is collecting hand-knit or crocheted items to be donated to the Center for Safety and Change in December. Our members are knitting blankets, soft toys, garments and accessories for children and adults. We meet Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm, in the Board Room. If you have any questions about the group or donating to the fall/winter collection, please call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 21.
Read Online or Download Children's & Teen eBooks for Free!
We are proud to offer an excellent new service powered by eSebco to all our young readers. Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks online or on your mobile device anywhere, anytime, and for free! Check out our Youth Services page for the link and for instructions to get started!
New at the Library
Enjoy some artistic experience with our visual drawing tablets! In addition to iPads and Android tablets, we have a few drawing devices available for checkout with your Haverstraw Library card. These Wacom Bamboo and VizTablet VT12 plug-and-play devices are good to have when you want to edit the red-eye out of photos, put your signature on documents, draw and paint, transfer art to your computer, or just doodle. Enquire at the Reference Desk at the main library or call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 to reserve a tablet.
E-Books: We're Still Here & Ready to Help!
Some of you have come in with your e-readers and tablets this summer, and together we have figured out how to use them to enjoy e-books and e-audio from the Library's collection. For those who may have been discouraged by the paucity of available titles, please try again.
Both Haverstraw Library and the library system have purchased substantial amounts of content, including extra copies of popular titles. Browsing through what is available today is no longer quite the exercise in frustration that it was a few years ago. The OverDrive interface for borrowing e-content is being upgraded as well, making the whole process smoother and easier. We hope to see you at the reference desk!
19th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival
"Everyone Has a Story to Tell"
By proclamation of County Executive Edwin J. Day: November 16, 2014 is Storytelling Day in the County of Rockland! Hear stories from Julie Pasqual, Elise Krakower, Chick Stead and Pamela Schembri! Listen to high school student storytellers with friends and family. Make story crafts with your child and enjoy light refreshments with everyone. Come and have fun at this free multicultural family event on Sunday, November 16, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Main Library in Garnerville. Like us on Facebook at RCNYStorytellingFestival and check out our gallery. See you in November!
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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