Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Adult Services

Waiting For You Book Club

Reading a book Patrons who join the WAITING FOR YOU BOOK CLUB @ the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will automatically be put on the list for new books by their favorite fiction authors. Consider it one less thing you have to think about!

How It Works:
Place a check mark next to the names of up to 5 authors from the preselected list of best-selling authors in our form. Each time your chosen author publishes a new novel, you will be added to the reserve list for the new release. While we cannot guarantee how close to the top of the list you will be, you'll be on it without having to place the reserve. Staff at Haverstraw King's Daughters Library will inform you when something new is waiting for you.

How to Join:
Complete and submit our online form or pick up a form from the Reference or Circulation desk. Paper forms can be submitted at the Reference Desk.

More About the Service:
This service is available to HKDPL cardholders only and is for new titles only; reprints will generally not be included. Please pick up books promptly when notified of their availability. Because of their popularity, these books are in high demand. We ask that you be considerate of those who are waiting.

Download eBooks and Audio Books from Home!

Download ebooks and audiobooks

Did you know that you can download eBooks and audio books on your tablet, PC, iPod, or mobile phone? Our digital downloads service is a free amenity you may use at any time, 24/7, with no late fees ever. Get started today!

All you need to do is click the image above or hover over Account on the menu and select Digital Download. Go to Account, enter your 14-digit library card and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your telephone number we have on record. Once logged in, browse around and hit the "Place a Hold" button on any eBook or audio book you would like to borrow. When the eBook is ready for download, an email will be sent to you. You may also check your Account for a list of eBooks you have out, are on hold, and what you can download.

Check out this video to get started on your tablet by downloading OverDrive; the app used for this free service.

For any questions, check out the Help page or come in to the Adult Reference desk. We would be more than happy to help you out!

Books Coming Soon

November Fiction

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston
Cross Justice by James Patterson
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead by David Gans

December Fiction

Anything for You by Kristan Higgins
Ashley Bell by Dean R. Koontz
The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor
Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel
Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

Stock, Broth & Bowl by Jonathan Bender

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Stock, Broth and Bowl Stock, Broth & Bowl
by Jonathan Bender

Summary: Whether you're a seasoned cook or have never set foot in a butcher shop, Stock, Broth, and Bowl will help you dip your toe in the wildly popular broth pool. This book teaches you to prepare nine different stocks with straightforward recipes that are the foundation for great comfort food and the building blocks for creating nourishing drinking broths. You'll learn about sourcing ingredients, having the right kitchen tools, and straining and storing stock.

There are nine stock recipes in this book, including a recipe for bone broth and how to doctor it. You'll recreate the essence of a multi-meat broth and discover the essential sweetness of root vegetables with a vegetarian broth. Stock, Broth, and Bowl also includes 20 recipes for turning stock into broth, into a delicious drink or dinner. The recipes range from one-pot meals like a savory bread pudding or decadent pot roast to broth-based cocktails. Get comfortable. Get simmering. Get Well Stocked.

Computer Classes

Computer classes will resume in 2016. Stay tuned for dates and times. Classes we offer are:

♦ Computer Basics
♦ Using the Mouse
♦ The Internet
♦ Introduction to Word

Affordable Healthcare

Want to find information on the new Obama Care? Check out this summary of the new Affordable Health Care Act plus resources and links to answer all your questions. To sign up for the program, head over to the Health Insurance Marketplace or NY State of Health.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are available for Haverstraw Library card holders only to:

American Museum of Natural History
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bruce Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Hudson River Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of the City of New York
Museum Village
Storm King Art Center

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.
- 3 day loan period.
- $10/day late return fee.
- Lost musuem pass fee cost equals replacement of the membership.

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Cast On at Haverstraw Library

Can you knit and purl? Would you like to learn? Looking for more adventurous projects? Join us for a knitting group! Share ideas and expertise while working on independent projects or knit-alongs. Making use of the wealth of online information from sites like Ravelry, we'll work together to create knitted items. We can expand our horizons to other crafts like spinning, weaving and lace-making as time goes on. Interested? The Knitting Club meets every Monday at the Board Room in the Lower Level at 6:00 pm.


Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow a tablet out.


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.

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Download eBooks

Nooks and Kindles are available! Drop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow one.

Have your own e-Reader? Start downloading ebooks and audio books for FREE now!

Evening Book Club

Join our latest book club! The Evening Book Club is for those who lead a busy life and cannot come during the day.

We meet every month on the 4th Thursday at 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome!

Senior Book Club


This small but active group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Rosman Center in the afternoon.

Call Cathy at 786-3800 x22 for more details.

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