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Haverstraw Library Recreated in Minecraft
Check out the Minecraft version of the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, created by all of our young patrons during the Minecraft Competition in the Children's Department! We are competing against other libraries in Rockland and three other counties to see who can replicate their library the best within the game. The winning library will be announced in late September - check back to see who wins! 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.
News & Events
Fizz Boom Read! Children's Summer Reading 2014
Join us for another exciting year of Children's Summer Reading! Registration begins June 23rd for children entering grades K-12 residing in the North Rockland School District. Enjoy reading books, making crafts, playing games, and watching exciting shows while winning stickers and prizes every week! Drop by the Youth Services page for more information. Don't miss the fun - sign up today!
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.
Fun in the Sun Adult Summer Reading Program
Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer, sign up for a Summer Reading program all your own! Registration is easy and open to Haverstraw Library cardholders ages 18 and over. Register online or, if you prefer, come to either library building and stop by the Reference desk and pick up a form there. Registration is open all summer, so it’s never too late to join in the fun.
Prize winners will be chosen randomly from those who report on books over the course of the program. Registered Adult Summer readers will be invited to a celebration at the end of the program in August. For more information, check out the Adult Summer Reading Library Guide. Otherwise, get started on the fun and sign up today!
Library Budget Passed - 149 Yes, 50 No
The election was supported by a count of three to one, with 149 in favor and 50 opposed. Trustee Stephen Cobb was re-elected for another five year term. The Board of Trustees and staff want to thank you, our community, for your continued support for library service in Haverstraw. We would also like to thank all the poll watchers who volunteered during our budget vote. Thank you!
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.
Read Online or Download Children's eBooks - Free!
We are proud to offer an excellent new service powered by eSebco to all our young readers. Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks online or on your mobile device anywhere, anytime, and for free!
Get started by clicking here, enter the username "haverstraw" and password "public" (password is not case sensitive and please remove quotes when entering username and password), enter your 14 digit Haverstraw Library card number, and finally, enter your name. Once logged in, you can read eBooks by reading level, grade level, or subject with more being added every day!
Turn on your speakers and the eBooks may be read to you! Replay, fast-forward, or read the eBook on your own. Want to read on the go? Download the eSebco app here. Open the app in your mobile device and follow the instructions above. Once an eBook is downloaded to your phone, internet connection is not needed. Access eBooks at any time!
Are You Looking for a Job?
A neat and error-free resumé is the first step in presenting yourself to potential employers. We can offer suggestions and help you put the finishing touches on your resumé. If you are just starting out, we can provide resources to help you create one. Call 786-3800 ext. 21 to set up an appointment. It won't be anything fancy, but we hope it will help you land a job!
New DVD Limit Change - Borrow More DVDs!
A borrower may now take 4 children's entertainment DVDs and 4 adult/teen entertainment DVDs for a total of 8 per library card. That's 4 from children's and any combination of 4 adult/teen DVDs. Drop by the library today and catch up on the latest movie releases!
Have You Been Looking for Books Where They Used to Be?
You may have noticed that we have rearranged things in our adult area. Reference materials have been interfiled with circulating books, so that you can find what you need in one place. Many of our reference books have been opened up for circulation, so that you can check them out and read them at your leisure. Older fiction has been cleaned up a bit and given more space, so there is less need to climb up to see the highest shelves, and fewer books down near the floor.
The signs on the ends of the shelves are being updated to help you find what you need, but please feel free to ask us for assistance! New fiction and non-fiction is still in the circulation lobby, in our Express collection. If you don't see a title you're looking for, please come to the reference desk - we'd be happy to reserve it for you.
* Closed 6/29 -8/31.
Wednesday, July 23
♦ 10:15 am, Family Storytime & Craft
♦ The Main Library at Garnerville will be CLOSED SUNDAYS from June 29 to August 31.
When: Tuesday, August 12 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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