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Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting on Monday, May 18, 12 pm
Please join us for a very special celebration on May 18th at high noon as we host a ribbon-cutting for our solar panels! We are inviting YOU plus our local, state and federal dignitaries as we officially usher in a bright new, greener era at Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library. That same evening we will host a presentation that will explain how solar power works, and how you can make it work in your home.
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. Our solar panels will generate power on snow, rainy and cloudy days and we anticipate generating 12% of our electricity wherein our break-even period is less than three years. We hope you're as excited as we are in "going green" and we'll see you at the ribbon cutting!
News & Events
Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election, June 4
Our annual Library District and Trustee Election is on Thursday, June 4, from 10 am to 8 pm. For your convenience, you may vote at either library building. For an overview of the proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015, drop by the library and pick up a newsletter or click here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Summer Blood Drive June 11, 1 pm - 7 pm
Blood supply is low - please donate and save a life! No appointment needed. Just head down to our Community Room at the main library. Thank you for your help!
A New Way to Read Your Favorite Magazines
As part of our OverDrive digital e-book and e-audio service, we are now offering access to popular magazines, including Vegetarian Times, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, Popular Science, and almost 40 more. You need a Nook or a Nook app on your device to take advantage of this service. Once you have downloaded an issue of a magazine it is yours to keep. Just one more thing that proves your library card is the smartest card in your wallet!
Now That Spring Has Sprung
With the snow only a bad memory, it's time to head out to do something interesting. Check out a museum pass! Come in and ask at the Circulation Desk to see what is available. We have passes for the Intrepid, Bethel Woods, the Guggenheim, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Hudson River Museum, the Bruce Museum, Storm King Art Center, Museum Village, and vouchers for the American Museum of Natural History. The terms of each pass or voucher differ, so be sure to ask and read any information that comes with it. Take the family!
We're Up and Running!
Our photo scanner is now available for use. Bring your family photos to transfer onto your flash drive, CD, or DVD. The cost is $3 per scanning session. The scanner is located in the reference area on the entry level. Staff at the Reference Desk are available to show you how to use it. Go ahead, embarrass your kids by posting those pictures from when they were young and goofy-looking, or fill in some of the blanks in your online family tree.
MacBook Laptops Now Available
Interested in trying out a MacBook? Need to use one? Adult Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may now borrow a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air for in-house use at the Main building. Drop by the Adult Reference desk for more information and to borrow one out. A MacBook Pro is also available at our Village Branch!
As Spring cleaning season approaches, we would like to remind you that the library can only accept donations of recent materials in good condition. Books that are mildewed, stained, or smell of smole or mold will be discarded immediately. We do not accept encyclopedia sets or magazines. Many of these materials can be recycled through your home paper recycling pickup, so don't feel you have to just put them in the trash.
As always, we ask that you only bring a bag or two full of books to donate at any one time - we don't have space to store boxes full of materials. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation. And don't forget to check out the free shelves below the window in our lobby - someone may have donated someething that you would just love to read!
iPad Airs Now Available
Curious about the new iPad Air? Come into the library and borrow one out! Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow an iPad Air 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 one out. Samsung Galaxy tablets are also available!
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.
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!
* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.
Monday, May 4
♦ 11 am, Computer Class: Intro to Computers
Tuesday, May 5
♦ 11 am, Computer Class: Using the Mouse
♦ Monday, May 25
NOTE: We will be opening late on the following days:
When: Tuesday, May 12, 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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