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View Haverstraw Library Historical Photos
A portion of Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's (HKDPL) collection of historical photographs is now available for viewing at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)! DPLA brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
Our historical photographs are also available at Hudson River Valley Heritage which houses a digital collection of photographs, diaries, correspondence, artwork, publications and more from the Hudson Valley region. If you would like to peruse our local history collection, feel free to drop by the main library building at Garnerville or contact Craig Scott, Local History Librarian, at (845) 786-3800 for more information.
Libraries are for Everyone
Haverstraw Library is committed to serving its local community. Whether you come in-person or surf online, there is something for everyone. Keep in touch with what's happening in libraries around the country at ilovelibraries.org and spread the joy of reading and libraries to family and friends. Come and enjoy the many services and resources at your library today!
Hoopla: A Digital Download Service
Haverstraw Library is pleased to announce that Hoopla, an e-content borrowing and streaming service, is now live! HKDPL cardholders will be able to access Hoopla on computers, tablets or smartphones. With Hoopla, there is no waiting - juts instantly stream or download media for offline use! Hoopla content includes e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. Hoopla has over 500,000 titles and new content is constantly being added. Register by going to hoopladigital.com and clicking on the "Get Started" button. Enter an email address, a password and start using Hoopla today! For help or more information, feel free to contact us at any time or drop by in person.
More News & Events
Library Budget Vote Passed
Our 2017-2018 budget vote passed with 122 yes and 87 no. Richard Freeman and Bernadette Koop were also re-elected for another five-year term. Thank you to all our patrons for your continued support! The programs, books and other library materials, technology and many services provided by the library are all made possible by you and the community. We look forward to serving you and your family for many more years to come!
Job Announcement: Assistant Library Director III
The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library welcomes candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Library Director III. We are looking for a friendly, dynamic, community-focused individual to join our team. Candidate must have a NYS Public Librarian Certification, a graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited program, and have at least 3 years of supervisory experience in public library. This is a civil service position and permanent appointment to the position is dependent upon the candidate's rating on a Training & Experience Questionnaire provided by the Rockland County Department of Personnel. Please read our announcement for more information about the position and where to send your application. Cover letter and resume must be received by July 7, 2017.
Checking Out a DVD?
All DVDs, with the exception of new releases marked with a "new" sticker, can now be checked out for 7 days. DVDs marked with a "new" sticker can be checked out for 3 days. In addition, DVDs of television series have been repackaged. All episodes in a season are now found in one case. So come in and pick up a movie you've wanted to see, or a TV series you need to catch up on, and enjoy!
Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone, the proven language-learning immersion method that more than 22,000 schools have trusted for over the
last 20+ years is now available for all Haverstraw Library patrons. Access Rosetta Stone from your home computer, within
the library or on the go with your mobile device. Learn 30 different languages at your own pace. Get started today by
following these steps:
Having trouble getting on? Drop by the library and we would be happy to help you get started!
Waiting for You Book Club
There have been many requests to increase the number of authors you can have reserved for you through our Waiting for You Book Club. In order to make this happen, we need your help. If you are already a member, stop by the reference desk, and we will photocopy the barcode on the back of your library card. This will allow us to place your reserves much faster, so once you have done this, you may add additional authors to your list, up to a maximum of 8.
If you are not already a part of this program, stop in and ask about it, and we'll be happy to explain how it works. There will be no more worrying about missing the latest James Patterson or Danielle Steele title - we'll put on a reserve for the Library. Don't forget to bring your library card when you come in to sign up, so we can photocopy that barcode!
Just because school is starting, don't forget that you can still borrow museum passes from the Library for weekends or days off. We have passes for the American Museum of Natural History, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Storm King Arts Center, the Guggenheim Museum, and more. Passes may be borrowed for three days and some include discounts at museum stores. Most are good for two adults and their children, but please read the details of each. Passes are found at the Circulation Desk; Library staff there will be happy to assist you.
Tablets You Can Borrow
After a successful run of senior tablet training programs, we will again be making both iPads and Android tablets available for 14-day loans, with no renewals.
After some unfortunate experiences in the past, we ask that you please keep in mind that you will be responsible for full replacement cost if a tablet is not returned on time, or if it is damaged. As always, we ask that you not download apps on Library devices, or leave your own photos or passwords on them. Otherwise, drop by either library building to take one out!
♦ Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
When: Tuesday, June 13 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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