May/June 2013 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
Each year we compile a report of data about Haverstraw Library for the NYS Department of Education. Numbers don't tell the whole story of what goes on here from day to day, but it provides a nice snapshot of how your library is used through the year.
Inside you're sure to find something that interests you: events, programs, movies and new titles, as well as important information about our upcoming vote for next year's operating budget. Come and enjoy everything your library has to offer!
Jeremy Johannesen, New York Library Association Executive Director, and myself. This donation of $1,000 was from the NYLA Disaster Relief Fund in response to damage we sustained from Hurricane Sandy.
June 6 Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election
The Library's annual budget vote and trustee election is Thursday, June 6, 10 am - 8 pm, at the Village Branch and Main Library. If you are not a registered voter you can register at the Main Library on Saturday, June 1, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. We welcome you to attend our Public Information Sessions, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the library trustees. Absentee ballot applications are available now, please call 786-3800 ext. 14. For more information on the budget, click here or pick up a newsletter at the library.
Annual Summer Blood Drive June 17, 1 pm - 7 pm
Donate blood and save a life! Sponsored by the New York Blood Center. Call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19 to make and appointment, or just drop in at our Community Room.
Do you have email? Sign up for email notification! You will be notifid by email when items on hold have come in, and will receive an email reminder 3 days before your item is due.
E-books, E-readers, E-audio, Too!
Come in and try out a Kindle or a Nook. See what is available for you to borrow, both readers and content. Handle the Library's devices or bring your own. Learn how to navigate the new OverDrive interface to check out e-content for use on a dedicated reader, computer, or other mobile device.
In Our Gallery
May - Simon Jeruchim exhibits "Retrospective - Book Jacket Designs and Illustrations", a sampling of the over 150 book jackets he has designed for New York publishers.
June - Paintings and sculptures by artists from the Rockland Living Museum. RLM, an offshoot of Creedmoor Psychiatric's Living Museum, is a spacious art studio where members are encouraged to explore their creative impulses and express themselves.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext 14 for information.
Library Closings 2013
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
The Library will be closed Sundays for the summer, starting June 23 till Labor Day weekend. We will reopen on Sundays starting September 8.
Museum Passes Available at Your Library
Stop in and check out a pass to the Guggenheim Museum. Take the kids to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the Hudson River. Lose yourself in memories of your mis-spent youth at the Museum of Bethel Woods. We also have a limited supply of passes for the American Museum of Natural History. Each pass has its own rules and procedures, so look at the list on our wewbsite or come in and inquire at the Circulation desk at the Main Library in Garnerville. Museum passes are available to adult Haverstraw Library cardholders only.
Dig into Reading! Summer Reading Club 2013
Don't miss the fun! Beginning June 24th, join our Summer Reading Club for books, games, crafts, and exciting shows. Win stickers and prizes every week! The Summer Reading Club is for children in grades K-6 residing in the North Rockland School District. Stop by the Youth Services desk for more information.
Teen Volunteers Needed This Summer
Help us out with children's programs, be a Book Buddy, and more. Earn community service too! Sign-up begins in July at the Youth Services desk. Volunteers must be entering grades 7 -12.
For a paper copy, please visit the library. For a list of programs and events, please select the appropriate department to the upper-right or our Events Calendar. For previous Library newsletters, check our Newsletter Archive.