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Library Card Sign-Up Month

A Note from the Director

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, I challenge each and every one reading this to come to the Library and try out something new. Visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum or one of the other 12 museums to which we have free passes. Learn to paint like Monet on September 12th or take up a new language from home using your library card and our online Rosetta Stone subscription. Bring a child to Curiosity Day on September 13th or listen to some great music with Forever Young on September 16th. Make sure your teens are here on October 3rd for a Henna party and get help with your resumé on October 17th. I could go on and on... The bottom line is the Library offers so much more than you expect. Come check us out and get to know us all over again.

To sign up for a Library card online please visit To see everything the Library has to offer, including items to check out, programs, and services, please visit

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 September and October: Susan A., 22 years; Gesenia B., 15 years in July; Casey C., 1 year; Andy C., 6 years; Terry E., 6 years; Cheryl F., 15 years; Barbara F., 9 years; Carina G., 4 years in June; Anthony G., 1 year; Gina L., 1 year; Frederick K., 2 years in June; Cristal M., 2 years; Angie M., 13 years; Jessie M., 24 years; Tara M., 22 years; Christine M., 15 years; Mary P., 18 years; Juan P., 2 years; Joan R., 4 years; Carolann R., 4 years; Jessica S., 2 years; Craig S., 9 years; Suzanne S., 2 years; and George V., 4 years. That's 203 years of service, dedicated to our organization. This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletters.

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

American Legion Leo Laders Post 130

Throughout the years Mr. William Mayer and American Legion Leo Laders Post 130 have been donating POW/MIA flags to the Library, and have been retiring our used flags. Thank you again for your generosity.

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.

Experience and immerse yourself in virtual reality gaming with our new Samsung VR headset! Drop by the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library to check it out. Drop by today!

Not enough? Teens - come to our VR Gaming program on Thursday, September 27, 5 pm - 7 pm and try it on our VR gaming laptop!

Thank You Local Businesses

The following businesses generously donated prizes for readers who took part in our Adult Summer Reading Program: Blarney Stone; Caesar's Grill; Calabria; Deli Central; Garnerville Wine & Liquor; Gyro Point Plus; Hi-Tor Lanes; Lucas Candies; Lynch's Restaurant; Mr. Crispy's; Mt. View Deli; Original Italian Pizza; the Rockland Boulders; Simone's Cleaning; TFS Burger Works; and Union Restaurant & Bar.

Thank you from the Library, and please thank them for supporting the Library whenever you patronize these businesses!

Looking for Crafters! HKDPL Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, December 1, 10 am - 4 pm

We are holding our first annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 1st. Do you knit? Crochet? Are you creative crafter with a house overflowing with items to sell? We will be setting up tables in the Community Room for you to use to sell your items. A small fee will be charged per table, the proceeds of the fee and any raffles sold will be donated to charity. For more information and to reserve a table, please call Catherine Campos, 845-786-3800 ext. 22 or fill out our online form.

In the gallery

In the Gallery

September - Stephen Cobb - Haverstraw World War I Centennial
Pictures and text commemorating the 100th anniversary of service by Haverstraw residents in World War I.

October - Simon Jeruchim - "Faux Masters"
Acrylic paintings and digital graphics inspired by the style and subject matter of the 19th and 20th century Masters.

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!

Junior Art Show Call for Submissions

Are you an artist? Do you love to create? If so, please bring us a piece of your artwork to display in our Junior Art Show this November! All artists up to age 12 are invited to submit a piece of ready-to-hang artwokr for the show.

Please attach a piece of paper or index card to the back of your work telling us the name of the artist, phone number, and the title of the piece. Please bring all submissions of artwork to the Children's Desk by Monday, October 29.

Take the Library Wherever You Go!

We have been busy building up our collections, both physical and digital. If carrying a book is too retro for you, try a Playaway. About the size of a deck of cards, you just put in a battery, plug in headphones or an auxiliary cord, and you're ready to listen to the newest titles. OverDrive and hoopla are expanding their offerings as well. Wherever you are, you can stream or download ebooks, audio, and video content. All you need is your Library barcode number and your PIN (usually the last four digits of the phone number we have on file for you). And don't forget about board games and puzzles, , and our new Nintendo Switch.

Main Library Balcony Now Open

The library balcony is now open for business! And leisure. You can take advantage of this outdoor space to work and read, surrounded by the calming effect of nature and trees. In the Fall and Spring, the balcony offers views of the Hudson River. Please make sure children are supervised on the balcony at all times.

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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