Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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May/June 2015 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

To Serve You Better...

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 week, 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.

NYS Budget

Here's some great news for public libraries regarding the NYS Budget! For the 2nd year in a row, state legislators have heard our call that LIBRARIES ARE EDUCATION, and matched public library system funding with education funding. Thank you so much to the 135 people who added their names to our postcard campaign for funding!

Service Recognition

service recognition

We wish all the best for part-time librarian Cynthia Zambri, who after 12 years working with us, retired at the end of April. Thank you for your service!! Enjoy the Carolina sunshine!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Library Budget Vote, Thursday, June 9

Our annual budget vote will be held on Thursday, June 9 at both Library buildings. For our current and proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, please drop by the library and pick up a newsletter or click here for more information.

Poll Watchers Needed!
If you have an hour or two to spare and want to be a volunteer poll watcher at our budget vote on June 9, please contact Cheryl Fellner at 786-3800 ext. 14. Thank you!

Spring Blood Drive @ June 1, 1 pm - 7 pm

Blood supply is low, please donate and save a life! No appointment needed. Minimum age is 17 years, and minimum weight is 110 lbs. Please drop by the community room at the main library. Sponsored by the NY Blood Center.

In Our Gallery

Special Exhibit - Haverstraw's 400th Anniversary
In May and June the Library will host an exhibit celebrating Haverstraw's 400 year history. The exhibit will feature a 14 foot long pictorial timeline, as well as rare pictures of the brickyards, Haverstraw's immigrants, its ware heroes, its connection to the birth of jazz, Babe Ruth, our Academy Award winner, and much more. This exhibit is made possible by Stephen Cobb, Town of Haverstraw Historian. For a full listing of the year's celebratory events, go to the Town's website at www.townofhaverstraw.org.

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

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. Drop by the adult reference desk to pick one up today!

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, or leave your own photos or passwords on them.

Library Closings

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day
The main library is closed Sundays during the Summer from June 26 - September 4.

Working with the Community

The Library, along with the therapy dogs from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, started a new on-going program for special needs adults from Camp Venture. This program offers a welcoming environment for participants and allows for individual growth. For information on the program, contact Debbie DiBernardo at 786-3800 ext. 15.

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

Get ready for 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. Stay tuned 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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