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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: 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
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, WRCR.com, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days! Bring your items the following day.
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!
Raquel Ventura is a part-time library clerk at HKDPL who was recently appointed Town Clerk for the Town of Haverstraw. She is Haverstraw's 1st Hispanic Town Clerk. Congratulations Raquel!
Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election
The Library's annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election is on June 8, 2017. 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.
Free Tax Help February 2 - April 15, 2017
It's tax time, and AARP Tax-Aide is here to help! This free tax preparation service is for taxpayers with middle to low income, with special attention given to those age 60 and older.
Please bring with you: photo ID; notices, booklets and forms received from the IRS and NYS; social security cards for yourself and your dependents; W-2 forms; ALL 1099 forms; forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information; ALL receipts or cancelled checks for income and property taxes paid, and for charitable contributions; proof of health insurance coverage; and copies of Federal and State returns filed last year. For further information call: 1-888-AARP-NOW.
Tax Aide Hours
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 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!
♦ Friday, April 14 - Good Friday
When: Tuesday, April 11 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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