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Check Out Our New and Improved Library Catalog
Things just a got easier with our new library catalog! How much easier? Check out these new features:
♦ Search, preview, download and place holds on digital titles directly in our catalog.
For instructions on how to do most of the above, check out this handy guide. Be sure you are logged in using your 12-digit library card number and your PIN (the last 4 digits of your telephone number) as the password. If you have any questions, please drop by the library. We would be happy to help!
News & Events
Tax Free Help February 3 - April 14, 2015
It's tax time, and AARP Tax-Aide is here to help! This free tax preparation service is for taxpayers with middle to low income, with special attention given to those age 60 and older.
Please bring with you: photo ID; notices, booklets and forms received from the IRS and NYS; social security cards for yourself and your dependents; W-2 forms; ALL 1099 forms; forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information; ALL receipts or cancelled checks for income and property taxes paid, and for charitable contributions; and copies of Federal and State returns filed last year. For further information call: 1-888-AARP-NOW.
Tax Aide Hours
Note: Tax-Aide will be at our Community Room on the Lower Level this year. Don't know where to go? Ask our Roaming Reference Librarian at the entry.
Drawing Tablets Now Available for Check-Out
Enjoy some artistic experience with our visual drawing tablets! In addition to iPads Android tablets, we have a few drawing devices available for checkout with your Haverstraw Library card. These Wacom Bamboo and VisTablet 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 or call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 to reserve a tablet.
Holiday Drive November 30 - December 19
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 Sunday, November 30 through Friday, 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 in Haverstraw or the Main Library in Garnerville. 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.
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 card. Stop by the Circulation Desk and we'll be happy to take your picture. Smile!
Is the Library Open?
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! Bring your items the following day.
Haverstraw Library is Going Green with Solar Panels!
Maybe you've seen the crew walking on top of our roof or maybe heard the pounding, drilling and other odd noises... So what's going on at the library?
Due to a grant from the NYS Education Department and NYS Energy Reasearch and Development Agency, we are fortunate to have the ability to install solar panels on the roof of our main library building in Garnerville. We expect to have the system switched over by November and anticipate generating 12% of our electricity wherein our break-even period is less than three years. Our solar panels will generate power on snow, rainy and cloudy days. You will also have the ability to monitor the power we've generated on our website and in our lobby soon. We hope you're as excited as we are in "going green!"
Be in the Know About Ebola
If you would like more information about ebola, check out the latest information from the following sites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For other important information locally, nationally and more, check out our Find Information page.
Minecraft Challenge Update
This past summer, we were part of a Minecraft Competition among other libraries in Rockland and three other counties to see who can replicate their library the best. Unfortunately, we did not take first place but do check out what our young patrons made in recreating our main library in Garnerville. To check out the other "minecrafted" libraries, drop by this page. For more fun programs, visit the Children's page for dates and times or drop by the Library and pick up a copy of our newsletter.
OverDrive Digital Download Service Upgraded
Our OverDrive digital download service just got better! You may now be able to suspend a hold, auto-checkout a hold, and search for books based on content maturity level (i.e. children, teen, adult).
Do you have a busy schedule with no time to relax and read? You can now suspend a hold on an eBook! Set how long you want to suspend your hold and when that time passes, your hold will be reinserted into the waiting list. You may also set your hold to automatically check-out once it becomes available. No more waiting for an email and checking out the eBook manually - get it instantly!
Looking for an eBook specifically for children, a young adult, or maybe an adult? Head on over to your Account Settings and set what types of books you would like to view when browsing the catalog. Set it from "Juvenile to Adult" for all eBooks, or set it for "Juvenile to Juvenile" for young readers or even "Adult to Adult" to view mature reading material only.
New to digital downloads? Want to try it out? Register with your library card number and your pin number; the last four digits of your telephone number in our file; and start downloading free eBooks and audiobooks today!
* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.
Thursday, Dec. 18
♦ 10:15 am, Preschool Storytime
♦ Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve
When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Where: Board Meeting Room, Main Library at Garnerville
Who: Board Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.
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