About Your Library
March/April 2015 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
Library Smartphone App
Even though I'm in the library most days, I do still enjoy going to a bookstore. I don't buy, but I do come away with a long list of titles added to my "To Read" list. There's a smartphone app called Boopsie that makes that even more fun. If you have a smartphone or tablet, go to your app store and search Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS). The app is free, and lets you search our catalog by scanning in a book's barcode, place holds, see what you've got checked out, and it will even access your maps app to direct you to the nearest public library. It's a breeze to use, but ify ou have questions, any of our reference librarians can help you set it up.
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 recognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during March and April: Lori Aldoroty, 3 years; Pina DiBiase, 2 years; Rodney Moore, 8 years; Jessica Munich, 7 years; Ceyda Paul, 12 years; Annadora Pedro, 5 years; Liz Pressman, 12 years; Joel Santana, 12 years; Dennis Sullivan, 1 year; Sandy Sweis, 4 years; Tom Wainwright, 1 year; Don White, 1 year; Yolanda White, 17 years; and Cynthia Zambri, 11 years. That's 96 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 newsletter.
See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director
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.
National Library Week
National Library Week is April 12-18. Visit the Circulation Desks at both our Main Building and Village Branch - take a look at our puzzles and prizes, and enter our raffles. Come celebrate with us!
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!
In Our Gallery
March - North Rockland Central School District - Youth Art Month is celebrate with art created by students in grades 1 through 12. Included will be paintings, drawings, prints, and collages. An Art Reception will be held in the Library's Community Room on March 5, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, snow date of March 9.
April - Hudson Valley Exhibits - Looking Back at Yesterday. Photographs, postcards, and documents of old-time Haverstraw and North Rockland will be on exhibit. An Art Reception will be held on April 18, 1 pm - 3:45 pm, in the Library's Community Room.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
Winter Weather Closing Reminder
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 and WRCR 1300 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days!
Friday, April 3, Good Friday
Tax Free 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
Night of 1,000 Stars! Monday, April 20, 6 - 7:30 pm
Celebrate libraries with an evening of stories, songs, and fun! Come and be entertained by Lou Bianco and local celebraties reading fabulous books. This event will be combined with Stony Point Reading Adventures for even more fun. Enter the free raffle for a basket of fun prizes! No registration required. Families welcome! This program will be held at the Village Branch in Haverstraw.
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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