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A Note from the Director

Budget Passed

On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of HKDPL, thank you for your support in approving our operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st! Incumbents Sonia Burgos Crannage and Patricia Soto were elected to 5-year terms as library trustee. Thank you as well to our poll watcher volunteers, Sue Creger, Bonnie Koop, and Anita Marks.

Calling All Authors

Are you a writer? Do you live in Rockland County? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions and you’ve published (including self-published) a book in the last four years, then you may be eligible to receive the Book of the Year award from the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC)! Your book will be read by a panel of judges and one work will be selected to receive a cash prize. For more information and to apply, visit LARC.

Service Recognition

We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during July and August: Carolina A., 11 years; Swapan B., 3 years; Alexandra B., 13 years; Debbie D., 7 years; Amy F., 22 years; Betty F., 16 years; Elizabeth G., 3 years; Herbert K., 8 years; Margaret L., 11 years; Angela L., 3 years; Julio M., 11 years; Brianna R., 8 years; and Mark Z., 7 years. That's 123 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thank you all for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletters.

A Fond Farewell

We are so sad to announce the retirement of library aide Yolanda White. Over the last 20 years Yolanda has been a critical part of our team, helping us spread the mission of the library and the importance of reading with daycare providers in the community. The Library Outreach Visits Everyone (LOVE) Program is immensely successful thanks to Yolanda's tireless work and creativity. She plans to travel more in the next chapter of her life. Yolanda, we thank you for your service and wish you safe and happy trails in retirement!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Travelling this Summer?

Why not show us where your library books have gone on Instagram? Just use hashtags #BooksTravel and #hkdpl. We can't wait to see all "The Places You'll Go."

Visit a Museum

Looking for something to do this summer? Try visiting a museum for free on us! Haverstraw patrons in good standing have a choice of borrowing out from 12 different local museums such as the American Musuem of Natural History, Guggenheim, Storm King Center and Boscobel House and Gardens.

Game On!

A Nintendo Switch console is now available to borrow! Drop by the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library to check it out. Switch and 3DS games are also now available to be checked out at the Main Library. Drop by today!

Self-Service Computers

It's not that we don't love to speak with you! In an effort to make access to our public computers even more quick and easy, we are piloting a plan this summer to allow patrons to sit down at a computer and enter their library barcode directly to start a session. This way, if the librarian or computer assistant is helping another patron, you will not have to wait for a reservation.

You can still go directly to the self-reservation station on the entry level to make a reservation for a computer on the entry or mid-levels, or in the Teen Room. At this time the change is being made only at the Main Library in Garnerville. If you do not have an RCLS library card, you will still need to speak with a staff member to use the computer as a guest. Two pages of printing are free each day; each additional page costs 15 cents.

Local History Room

The Library's Local History Room welcomes donations of items that tell the story of our community. Books, yearbooks, commemorative publications and objects, photos, slides, non-partisan posters, pamphlets, and restaurant menus are the types of material we are looking for. If you have something you would like to donate, you can drop it off at the Adult Services Desk, or call Craig Scott, Local History Librarian, at 845-786-3800 ext. 23.

In the gallery

In the Gallery

July - Sr. Rita J. DiNapoli - "Windy Moountain"
Illustrations from the book "Windy Mountain, Boddy & the Angelus". An Art Reception & Workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, in the Community Room.

August - HKDPL - "King Con"
A mixed media exhibit by numerous artists celebrating comics, anime/manga, and fandoms.

Our gallery is located at the lower level of the main library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call Cheryl at 786-3800 ext. 14 for information. We'd love to have you!

The Postcard Project

From July through September, the Children's Department will display postcards mailed to the HKDPL Children's Department. Whether you travel overseas or stay close to home, share your adventures! Writing a postcard is a fun summer pastime, great for building writing skills at any age.

Don't forget to get your travel materials like books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, tablets, and museum passes to keep the whole family learning and growing this summer. Then visit the library to see your child's postcard on display through September. Mail your postcard to: Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Children’s Department Postcard Project, 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY 10923.

Attention All Artists!

Are you a fan of comics, anime, video games and other fandoms? Show off your creativity at our first annual KING CON ART SHOW this August. Bring your ready-to-hang painting, photograph, or drawing to the Adult Reference Desk at the Main Library with your name, title of the piece (if any), medium, and contact information attached to your piece. Submissions are due by Friday, July 27. Please also indicate if you would like your information to be published in the King Con Art Show brochure. For more information, please call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19.

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Reach Out to Us At:

Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313