March/April 2014 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
At the beginning of the year we kicked off a pilot project we're calling Lobby Librarian. If you visit the Main Library in Garnerville during weekday afternoons, you've probably seen someone at a little desk, offering assistance. We initially had a sign that read "Ask a Question Here," but so many people took that as a personal challenge to come up with a question to stump us, that we figured we'd change the wording to something less provoking. Your friendly librarian, sitting or standing at the "Information" stand, can help direct you to items on the shelf, assist with the self-checkout, fax or copier, or just share a pleasant "How are you today?" Please let me know if you think this is a helpful change in our services to you.
This year we're celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19th. If you're not a regular library visitor, it's the perfect time to come in and connect with us. You'll find the latest bestselling books, blockbuster movies, programs, lectures, music and fun, all under one roof.
Claudia Depkin, Library Director
Library Budget Vote and 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 want to thank all of our patrons who dropped off toys and animal supplies under the Library's Giving Tree during the holiday season. The toys were donated to People to People's "Joy Store", and the animal supplies to the Hi Tor Animal Shelter. Both charities were very grateful and appreciative of your generosity and support. Thank you again to everyone who participated!
In Our Gallery
March - West Haverstraw Elementary School students in grades 1 through 3 exhibit their artwork. An opening art reception will be held March 10 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, in the Library's Community Room.
April - Library employee Mark Zaino. exhibits his illustrations.
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 our recorded phone message, on WHUD 100.7 FM and WRCR 1300 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days!
Friday, April 18 - Good Friday
Tax Free Help February 1 - April 15, 2013
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; and copies of Federal and State returns filed last year. For further information call: 1-888-AARP-NOW.
Tax Aide Hours
Knitting News, and Another Thank You
The Haverstraw Library knitting group, the Cast-On Crew, donated 70 hats and 5 sets of booties and mittens to Nyack Hospital, as part of our winter charity knitting project. We were able to place another 12 larger hats under the Library's Giving Tree and these went to People to People. Thank you to participants from the Haverstraw Senior Center and Fountainview and to members of the community who dropped off their handiwork to be shared. Your efforts are appreciated. We plan to continue knitting for different charitable causes throughout the year. With the support of our crafting community we hope to make future projects as successful. We meet Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm, in the Board Room. New members are always welcome. Contact Terry at 786-3800 x21 for more information.
National Library Week April 13 - 19
We will be kicking off National Library week with a Night of 1,000 Stars at our Village Branch on Monday, April 14, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of stories, songs, and fun with Lou Del Bianco! Check out local celebrities reading fabulous books and enter the free raffle for a basket of fun prizes. Families welcome! Otherwise, come in every day and celebrate National Library Week with games, raffles and more. Drop by the circulation desk for information. See you then!
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.