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Claudia Depkin

A Note from the Director

Something New in 2018

Here's a challenge for you! Do something positive and life-affirming in 2018 that you didn’t do in 2017. Learn a new skill such as sewing or painting. Pick up a new hobby like baking or trains. Build a table or go bike riding. Break an old habit like nail-biting or overeating. We have the tools to accomplish all of these things and more. Come to the library and we’ll help you forge new paths so that 2018 can be your best year yet!

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 January and February: Stephanie W., 18 years; Yahaira B., 2 years; Elizabeth B., 10 years; Eileen C., 16 years; me, 6 years; Liju D.,5 years; Patrice G., 19 years; Tim H., 13 years; Naomi H., 14 years; Ken K., 3 years; Helen R., 24 years; Arlene S., 2 years. That is 132 years of service to this institution and to the community. If you see any of these folks around, please join me in congratulating them! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletter.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of two long-time employees. Former assistant library director Donna Sopalsky and former principal account clerk Ann Hanus both passed away in November 2017. Donna & Ann each worked at HKDPL for over 35 years, dedicating their service to the community. We are heartbroken and wish peace and joyful memories to their grieving families.

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Thank you, Patrons!

Once again you have been extremely generous with your Giving Tree donations. Your gifts have been donated to People to People, Hi Tor Animal Shelter, and the Center for Safety & Change. These organizations are always appreciative of your generosity. Thank you again!

Free Tax-Aide

February 1 - April 17, 2018
It's almost tax time and AARP Tax-Aide is here to help! Take steps now for tax filing season and be sure to bring the following items when you come in. Aides will be available to help on Tuesdays from 3 pm - 7 pm; Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Inclement Weather Reminder

Autumn has just started, but Winter and snow are on the way. If North Rockland Schools are closed, the Library will open at 1 pm. If the weather is still bad at 11:30 am, the Library will not open. Closings are announced on our recorded phone message, on WHUD 100.7 FM and WRCR 1700 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days! Stay safe and return your items the next day.

To Our Knitters

Thanks to all who created lovely hand knit and crocheted goods. The Cast-On Crew, the Library's Monday night knitting group, made cowls, scarves, mitts, hats, and baby sweaters this holiday season. Teen Volunteers created hats, using a knitting loom, in sizes for babies through adults. Patrons dropped off donations of scarves. All these handmade items were placed under our Giving Tree, to be distributed by People to People.

In the gallery

In the Gallery

January - Vasili Gletsos
Paintings in mixed media.

February - Florinana Beguero
Mixed media.

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

Let the Games Begin!

Did you know you can borrow a board game from the library? We currently have the following games processed and ready to check out: Catan; Munchkin Cthulhu; The Witches; Cards Against Humanity; Dragons of Kir; Pandemic; Dominion; Command & Colors; Ancients; Ticket to Ride; 1775 Rebellion: The American Revolution; and Lift It! More are being added to our collection each week. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk with a library card (must be 13 or over) for more information and check out what we’ve got! Limit 1 game per card, games are checked out for 7 days.

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  • 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