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Celebrate National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week April 12-18, 2015

National Library Week is April 12-18. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year, we celebrate the "Unlimited possibilities @ your library."

What have you created with the help of your local library? Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child's last report card.

The possibilities really are unlimited!

Come celebrate with us that week ending with our Night of a 1,000 Stars program on Monday, April 20, 6 pm - 7:30 pm for all patrons. Enjoy puzzles, prizes, and a night of stories, songs, and fun. See you there!

News & Events

MacBook Laptops Now Available

Interested in trying out a MacBook? Need to use one? Adult Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may now borrow a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air for in-house use at the Main building. Drop by the Adult Reference desk for more information and to borrow one out. A MacBook Pro is also available at our Village Branch!

Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election

The Library's annual trustee election is held at the same time as our budget vote, in June. One seat is open this year. Trustees run for a five-year term. If you are interested in running for Library Trustee, please contact Cheryl Fellner at 786-3800 ext. 14 for information. You must be a resident of the Library's district in order to run.

We're Swamped!

As Spring cleaning season approaches, we would like to remind you that the library can only accept donations of recent materials in good condition. Books that are mildewed, stained, or smell of smole or mold will be discarded immediately. We do not accept encyclopedia sets or magazines. Many of these materials can be recycled through your home paper recycling pickup, so don't feel you have to just put them in the trash.

As always, we ask that you only bring a bag or two full of books to donate at any one time - we don't have space to store boxes full of materials. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation. And don't forget to check out the free shelves below the window in our lobby - someone may have donated someething that you would just love to read!

Free Tax Help February 3 - April 14, 2015

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
Tuesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm

iPad Airs Now Available

Curious about the new iPad Air? Come into the library and borrow one out! Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow an iPad Air for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow one out. Samsung Galaxy tablets are also available!

Drawing Tablets Now Available for Check-Out

Enjoy some artistic experience with our visual drawing tablets! In addition to iPads Android tablets, we have a few drawing devices available for checkout with your Haverstraw Library card. These Wacom Bamboo and VisTablet VT12 plug-and-play devices are good to have when you want to edit the red-eye out of photos, put your signature on documents, draw and paint, transfer art to your computer, or just doodle. Enquire at the Reference Desk or call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 to reserve a tablet.

Would You Like to Get Your Picture Taken?

We now have the ability to add your picture into our library card database. When we scan your card, your picture will pop up on our computer screen. This added feature is intended to help identify patrons and discourage others from using your library card. Stop by the Circulation Desk and we'll be happy to take your picture. Smile!

Haverstraw Library is Going Green with Solar Panels!

Maybe you've seen the crew walking on top of our roof or maybe heard the pounding, drilling and other odd noises... So what's going on at the library?

Due to a grant from the NYS Education Department and NYS Energy Reasearch and Development Agency, we are fortunate to have the ability to install solar panels on the roof of our main library building in Garnerville. We expect to have the system switched over by November and anticipate generating 12% of our electricity wherein our break-even period is less than three years. Our solar panels will generate power on snow, rainy and cloudy days. You now have the ability to monitor the power we've generated in our lobby. We hope you're as excited as we are in "going green!"

Main Library

Main Library at Garnerville, NY
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 786-3800
Fax: (845) 786-3791

Hours:
Sunday 1-5 pm*
Monday-Thursday 10 am-9 pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.

Village Branch

Historic Fowler Building, Haverstraw, NY
85 Main Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 429-3445
Fax: (845) 429-7313

Hours:
Sunday CLOSED
Monday 12 pm-8 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Events

Wednesday, April 1

♦ 10:30 am, Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 2

♦ 10 am - 2 pm, AARP Tax Aide
♦ 1 pm, Baby Signs with Miss Fran
♦ 1 pm, Senior Book Discussion
♦ 6:30 pm, Tablets, Phablets, and eReaders
♦ 7 pm, LEGO Club

Friday, April 3

CLOSED

Closures

♦ Friday, April 3- Good Friday
♦ Sunday, April 5 - Easter

Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2015 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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