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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 within the next month 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!"
News & Events
Be in the Know About Ebola
If you would like more information about ebola, check out the latest information from the 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!
Read Comics Online at the Library for Free!
Come and read over 100 comic books at the Library using Comics Plus: Library Edition! Featuring top publishers and creators such as Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Red 5 Comics and more.
Start off by creating an account. Enter your email addres and a password. Once logged in, you may browse the library, select a publisher or search for titles, and check out comics you want to read. Checked out titles will appear in your shelf which will be available for you to read for seven days. Expired comics will automically check themselves in and you may borrow more comics afterwards. For a fun how-to in comic book format, check this welcome page on how to use Comics Plus: Library Edition.
Once you have registered, you may log in at any time! Note: If you are trying to access the site from home, please use this link.
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.
New and Improved! LearningExpress Library 3.0
An excellent service just got better! LearningExpress Library has been upgraded to offer more for your needs whether you're preparing for college, looking for a career change, want to learn how to use popular softwares, preparing to become a U.S. Citizen, or even resources for our Spanish-speaking community members. There's something for everyone!
To get started, all users must register by clicking on the register account on the upper-right of the LearningExpress Library 3.0 web page. Enter your name, email address, password and click "Create Account." Your email address is your username to log in. If you were registered for the older LearningExpress Library 2.0, you must create a new account to use the new service. Check out these videos for more information about LearningExpress 3.0.
View Our Local History Collection!
The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library’s Local History Collection is housed in the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room. In this room books, newspapers, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and Garnerville are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. These include old issues of the Rockland County Times, The Journal News, and the New York Times on microfilm, published histories of the area, collections of old photographs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks from North Rockland and Haverstraw High School, funeral home records, and much more.
Access to the local history collection can be given during the library’s regular hours. We ask that all users sign in using a library card or photo identification at the Reference Desk of the Main Library.
* Closed 6/29 -8/31.
Wednesday, October 22
♦ 10:15 am, Family Storytime
♦ Early closure at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 26, Thanksgiving Eve
When: Tuesday, November 11 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.
Archive: 2012 - Present