Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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July/August 2016 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

Budget Passed!

On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of HKDPL, thank you for your support in approving our operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st! Kenneth Balban was elected to a 5-year term as library trustee.

Service Recognition

We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to reognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during July and August: Carolina Abreu, 9 years; Julio Aristy, 4 years; Swapan Baksi, 1 year; Alexandra Burkardt, 11 years; Debbie DiBernardo, 5 years; Amy Faucard, 20 years; Betty Forkin, 14 years; Elizabeth George, 1 year; Herbert Koomson, 6 years; Margaret Laier, 9 years; Angela Loyola, 1 year; Neha Mathew, 1 year; Julio Morales, 9 years; Brianna Robinson, 6 years; and Mark Zaino, 5 years. That's 102 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thank you for all your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newletters.

Welcome to the World!

We are so happy to welcome the newest member of our library family to the world. Congratulations to staff member Gesenia Baré and her husband Ydonis Hilario on the birth of their baby boy Mateo Jesus, born on June 7th, weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Welcome to baby Mateo! May you live a long and healthy life (filled with books)!!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Thank You to Our Poll Watchers

Thank you to the following people who volunteered as poll watchers for our budget vote: Kathy Cherveny; Laura Hooghuis; Ron Manger; Anita Marks; Mary Thomsen; George Torres; and Brenda Van Dunk.

Library Turstee Kenneth Balban

Welcome to Kenneth Balban, our newly elected Library Trustee. A resident of Haverstraw for over 30 years, Ken is a retired Principal for Rockland BOCES. He currently is Adjunct Professor at Fordham University's Graduate Education Dept., a William Glasser Institute faculty member, and a committee member on the Rockland Task Force Water Coalition and the Rockland Village Community, working to improve conditions for seniors in Rockland.

In Our Gallery

JULY - Dutchtown and Major Andre - a mixed media exhibit presented by Corinne McGeorge and Hudson Valley Exhibits. An opening reception will be held on July 1 at 2 pm in the Community Room. The reception includes the screening of a 30 minute film tracing the migration of early Dutch families from NYC to Rockland County.

AUGUST - Haverstraw's 400th Anniversary - the mixed media exhibit returns. Exhibit is made possible by Stephen Cobb, Town of Haverstraw Historian.

Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.

Attention Senior Artists

Spend the Summer expressing your creativity, and show it off at our 7th Annual Senior Art Show in October. Artists age 55+ are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our art gallery. An artist reception will be held to celebrate your work. For more information please call 786-3800 ext.18 or 19.

Library Closings

Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
The main library is closed Sundays during the Summer from June 26 - September 4.

Coming in August!!

The Library is proud to be partnering with Lincoln Center Local to bring world-class entertainment to our patrons, with streaming pre-recorded high definition performances. Call us in August for a schedule of performances.

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

Join our Summer Reading Club! Enjoy shows, games, prizes and more during the whole summer. Drop by the library July 1 to register. Must be an independent reader living in the North Rockland Central School District. Check out the Youth Services page for a list of programs and for more information.

For a paper copy, please visit the library. For a list of programs and events, please select the appropriate department above or our Events Calendar. For previous Library newsletters, check our Newsletter Archive.

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