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May/June 2017 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. The courts have established a First Amendment right to receive information in a publicly funded library. In a library (physical or virtual), the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. New York State Civil Practice Laws & Rules supports this concept further by specifically stating that library records are to be kept confidential. Confidentiality exists when a library is in possession of personally identifiable information about users and keeps that information private on their behalf.
Here at HKDPL, we want you to know that we take your privacy seriously. If you want a family member, neighbor or someone else to be able to pick up your "on hold" library materials for you, we ask you to sign our Disclosure of Library Records Consent Form, so that you know just what you're permitting.
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 May and June: Rio A., 12 years; Cheryl B., 14 years; Cathy C., 16 years; Chris C., 14 years; Evan E., 4 years; Barbara G., 12 years; Jackie G., 8 years; Pam G., 10 years; Austin H., 5 years; Tyler H., 2 years; Barbara K., 37 years; Pat P., 14 years; Christopher S., 4 years; Emmi U., 3 years; Angie Y., 11 years; David Y., 3 years. That is 169 years of service to this institution and to the community. If you see any of these folks around, please join me in congratulating and thanking them! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletter.
See you in the stacks!
Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election
The Library's annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election is on June 8, 2017. You must be a resident of the Library's district and a registered voter in order to vote. If you are not a registered voter you can register at the Board of Elections in New City, 845-638-5172. You must be registered no later than May 12, 2017. For more information on the budget vote, grab a copy of our newsletter at the library.
Poll Watchers Needed
If you have an hour or two to spare and would like to volunteer as a poll watcher for our budget vote, please contact Cheryl at 786-3800 ext. 14. Thank you!
Spring Blood Drive @ Wednesday, June 7, 11 am - 7 pm
Blood is in short supply in the Hudson Valley. Won't you donote to save a life? No appointment necessary. Donors must be at least 17 years old. If you want to make an appointment, call 786-3800 ext. 18.
In Our Gallery
MAY - HKDPL Loud Noises Retrospective - A look back at the amazing teens who made the Loud Noises concerts such a success. Photographs were taken by the teens.
JUNE - Corinne McGeorge - Festa di Montevergine. Photographs, paintings, and more of this yearly celebration held in the Chapel on Warren Avenue in Haverstraw.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Do You Have a New Tech Toy?
If you want a new phone or tablet, and want to find out more about what it can do, join us on the mid-level at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of the month to exchange ideas. Library staff and patrons will join to share knowledge on ways to make use of your device. Apps will be discussed and demonstrated.
Join the Hoopla!
Go to the Library's homepage and click on hoopla! to download this new app. Enjoy e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows with no waiting! Your neighbors are already enjoying this service, and we'd love for you to join them!
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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