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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 Cathy Campos, Local History Librarian, at (845) 786-3800 for more information.
News & Events
Mid-Level Public Computers New Weekday Hours
With our new opening hours, our mid-level public computers will now be available for use on the weekday starting at 9:45 am. Computers will still be available for use at 9 am at the Adult and Children's Rooms. Computers will close as usual which is 30 minutes before library closing time.
Library Budget Passes 107 Yes - 40 No
The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library budget vote passed, 107 Yes - 40 No. Kenneth Balban has been elected as a trustees for a 5 year term. The Board of Trustees and the Haverstraw Library staff would like to extend our gratitude to our community for your continued support. We hope to continue offering you excellent service and materials for another 100 years!
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!
New Opening Hours at Main Library Starting June 1
We've taken notice of you early birds lining up in front of the Main Library before we're open. Beginning June 1st, the Main Library will now be open one hour earlier during the weekdays, at 9 am. We've rearranged schedules to be able to provide this extra hour of service without additional spending. Our Village Branch hours will remain the same and weekend hours at the Main Library will remain the same.
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.
Be in the Know About Zika Virus
Mosquito season begins in April. Be in the know about Zika virus and how to protect yourself and your family against this disease. Check out these sites for more information:
New Events Calendar and Room Reservation
Our events calendar and room reservation system has stylish, new interfaces that is easier to navigate and use. One of our new features is an email notification system. For example, if you register for a program, you may sign up for an email reminder which will inform you of the program the day before or send out a notice to you if the program was cancelled. If you have any questions regarding how to use our updated services, feel free to ask us at the reference desk.
Just Installed: Graphic Software Corel DRAW X7
Would you like to touch up your photos? Want to draw digitally from scratch? Try out our latest installed software, Corel Draw X7 with it's many features listed here. Come downstairs at the mid-level and Teen computer area and give it a whirl. We also have Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Paintshop Pro and many other softwares available for you to use. Drop by today and check them out!
Check Out Our Video Games!
Our video games used to be for Haverstraw Library patrons only... but not anymore! If your library is part of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), then you can now check out our video games too. We have a wide range of games suitable for all age ranges from children up to adults. You may check out 2 video games per library card for a 7 day period. Walk on over to the middle level of the main library and start checking out our video games today!
E-books: More Availability than Ever!
In response to your frustration with having to borrow and download popular titles, all of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) are working together to make more content available sooner. You can read e-books on an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or other device, and on your desktop computer as well. The same goes for e-audio, for the most part. Stop by the Reference Desk, and we can help get you started downloading e-books today!
Are You a Magazine Lover?
Now you can read the latest issue wherever you are. Download an electronic copy to read on your portable device using the Nook app. Over 40 titles are available through the OverDrive, ranging from Smithsonian to TV Guide and The New Yorker to Vegetarian Times. Once you have downloaded an issue, it is yours to keep. Join the users throughout RCLS who are enjoying this expansion of our downloadable content.
* Closed 6/26 -9/4/2016.
♦ Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
NOTE: The Main Library is closed on Sundays during the summer from June 26 to September 4.
When: Tuesday, June 14 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.
Archive: 2012 - Present