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Hoopla: New Digital Service Now Available
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.
News & Events
Holiday Blood Drive: Wednesday, December 28
Come in and save a life this holiday season! The blood shortage in Rockland County continues and we need your help. Come in from 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, December 28 at the Main library at Garnerville. Thank you for your generosity!
Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2017
The Teen Librarian Division of the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is proud to announce that they will be publishing their second collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry written by teens in Rockland County. Submissions are open to anyone in grades 6-12 that lives in Rockland County. Submissions may be no longer than 2000 words in length. This will be a juried publication featuring guest editors Carolyn MacCullough, Emmy Laybourne, and JG Faherty! The book launch will be at a Rockland County Library (TBA) in May 2017. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Please submit entries to email@example.com.
Now Available: 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 avaiable 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:
OverDrive Update November 14
Our digital service OverDrive will undergo an update on Monday, November 14. The upgrade will sport a new interface that will make it easier to see new materials, recommend items to the library collection, and even read in your preferred language with a new multilingual option. Get an advance preview here and let us know what you think of the new OverDrive by clicking on the share your site feedback link on the top of the page.
Is the Library Open?
If the North Rockland School District closes for the day, the library opens at 1 pm. If the weather is still bad at 11:30 am, the library will not open. Library closings are announced on WHUD 100.7 FM and WRCR 1300 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days! Bring your items the following day.
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.
Wireless Access Upgrade @ Main Library
Our free wireless internet service has recently been upgraded! Our faster wi-fi should now also reach more locations within the main library building on all three levels. To use our wireless, connect to HKDPL Guest in your devices' setting, open your web browser and accept our policy. That's it! No passwords needed. Drop by and take advantage of this free service today!
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!
Stay Safe - Get Monthly Cyber Security Tips
Don't be fooled by scammers! Stay safe and informed while online. Get helpful information from the NYS Office of Information Technology Services Enterprise Information Security Office (NYS OITS EISO) about recognizing phishing emails, avoiding online tax scams, how to make strong passwords, protect yourself from malware and more. Want to get these tips directly? Join NYS OITS EISO's e-mail list to receive a Cyber Security Tips Newsletter every month.
♦ Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve
When: Tuesday, December 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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