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Libraries Saves You Money

A Note from the Director

Something New in 2018

Libraries save people money! All you smart library patrons know that it's so much more economical to use the library for all the books, eBooks, movies, and games you want, rather than buying them. If you add all in the programs, lectures, classes, museums passes, internet/wi-fi, newspapers, magazines, reference help or inter-library loan items you use, you'll understand just what a bargain your public library is.

To find out how much your or your family save each year by using the library, go to the New York Library Association website and use the Library Value Calculator. It's easy to guesstimate how many items you borrow each week, how many programs you attend and how much internet or wi-fi you use. You may be shocked to see how much you're saving!

It feels good to be a smart saver, doesn't it? If you're not using the library, why not? Use the calculator to see how much you could be saving, then stop in today and register for a library card!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Night of 1,000 Stars

Come and celebrate National Library Week with an evening of stories, songs, and fun with Lou Del Bianco! Listen to local celebrities reading fabulous books, and enter the free raffle to win prizes. Children who attend the entire event will receive a free NRCSD elementary school No Homework Pass!

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.

Museum Passes

Looking for something to do with your children while they are on school break? Check out museum passes! We currently have passes to over 10 local museums from the Intrepid to the Storm King King Art Center. With the pass, admission to the museums are free, with many offering additional bonuses such as free or discounted admission to special exhibits and museum stores. Drop by and borrow one today!

Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election on June 7, 9 am - 8 pm

The Library's annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held Thursday, June 7, 9 am - 8 pm. Two Trustees are up for re-election; seats are for a 5 year term. For information on running for Trustee, please contact Cheryl Fellner at 786-3800 ext. 14. You must be a resident of the Library's district in order to run for Trustee. Public Information Sessions will be held on Monday, May 7, 7 pm at the Village Branch and Tuesday, May 8, 7 pm at the Main Library.

Science Fiction

Come visit a collection that's out of this world, sometimes literally! Science fiction (or speculative fiction) is a unique genre that encompasses so many story types: space adventures; time travel; aliens; steampunk post apocalyptic dystopias; virtual reality; and so much more!

Science fiction is where imagination can create the future, it's amazing what is out there, and the possibilities are endless. So whether you are more Star Wars and Star Trek or more Ready Player One, we've got you covered! Just stop by the Reference desk and we'll show you where to find them.

In the gallery

In the Gallery

March - Glenn Sungela
Exhibit is about invasive plants present in Haverstraw and in nearby villages and towns.

February - Corinne McGeorge
Exhibit of the repurposed World War II Navy ships kept in the Hudson River from 1946 to 1971. An exhibit program and reception will be held April 21, 1:30 pm, in the Library's community room.

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

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 folks whose anniversaries occur during March and April: Jessica B., 10 years; Pina D., 5 years; Chistina M., 7 years; Marie M., 2 years; Rodney M., 11 years; Ceyda P., 15 years; Annadora P., 8 years; Joel S., 15 years; Elyse S., 2 years; Sandy S., 6 years; Tom W., 4 years; Yolanda W., 20 years. That is 105 years of service to this institution and to the community. If you see any of these folks around, please join me in congratulating and thanking them! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletter.

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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