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Celebrate Banned Books Week September 21-27, 2014
Did you know that hundreds of books have either been removed or challenged in schools and libraries in the United States every year? The top 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were Captain Underpants, The Bluest Eye, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Looking for Alaska, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bless Me Ultima, and the Bone comic book series.
Banned Books Week is an annual event to raise awareness of censorship and to celebrate and promote the freedom to read. Find out more about this event at the Banned Books Week website and drop by the Library for a copy of any of the above banned books and many more.
News & Events
Minecraft Challenge Update
This past summer, we were part of a Minecraft Competition among other libraries in Rockland and three other counties to see who can replicate their library the best. Unfortunately, we did not take first place but do check out what our young patrons made in recreating our main library in Garnerville. To check out the other "minecrafted" libraries, drop by this page. For more fun programs, visit the Children's page for dates and times or drop by the Library and pick up a copy of our newsletter.
OverDrive Digital Download Service Upgraded
Our OverDrive digital download service just got better! You may now be able to suspend a hold, auto-checkout a hold, and search for books based on content maturity level (i.e. children, teen, adult).
Do you have a busy schedule with no time to relax and read? You can now suspend a hold on an eBook! Set how long you want to suspend your hold and when that time passes, your hold will be reinserted into the waiting list. You may also set your hold to automatically check-out once it becomes available. No more waiting for an email and checking out the eBook manually - get it instantly!
Looking for an eBook specifically for children, a young adult, or maybe an adult? Head on over to your Account Settings and set what types of books you would like to view when browsing the catalog. Set it from "Juvenile to Adult" for all eBooks, or set it for "Juvenile to Juvenile" for young readers or even "Adult to Adult" to view mature reading material only.
New to digital downloads? Want to try it out? Register with your library card number and your pin number; the last four digits of your telephone number in our file; and start downloading free eBooks and audiobooks today!
Read Comics Online at the Library for Free!
Come and read over 100 comic books at the Library using Comics Plus: Library Edition! Featuring top publishers and creators such as Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Red 5 Comics and more.
Start off by creating an account. Enter your email addres and a password. Once logged in, you may browse the library, select a publisher or search for titles, and check out comics you want to read. Checked out titles will appear in your shelf which will be available for you to read for seven days. Expired comics will automically check themselves in and you may borrow more comics afterwards. For a fun how-to in comic book format, check this welcome page on how to use Comics Plus: Library Edition.
Once you have registered, you may log in at any time! Note: If you are trying to access the site from home, please use this link.
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.
New and Improved! LearningExpress Library 3.0
An excellent service just got better! LearningExpress Library has been upgraded to offer more for your needs whether you're preparing for college, looking for a career change, want to learn how to use popular softwares, preparing to become a U.S. Citizen, or even resources for our Spanish-speaking community members. There's something for everyone!
To get started, all users must register by clicking on the register account on the upper-right of the LearningExpress Library 3.0 web page. Enter your name, email address, password and click "Create Account." Your email address is your username to log in. If you were registered for the older LearningExpress Library 2.0, you must create a new account to use the new service. Check out these videos for more information about LearningExpress 3.0.
View Our Local History Collection!
The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library’s Local History Collection is housed in the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room. In this room books, newspapers, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and Garnerville are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. These include old issues of the Rockland County Times, The Journal News, and the New York Times on microfilm, published histories of the area, collections of old photographs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks from North Rockland and Haverstraw High School, funeral home records, and much more.
Access to the local history collection can be given during the library’s regular hours. We ask that all users sign in using a library card or photo identification at the Reference Desk of the Main Library.
* Closed 6/29 -8/31.
Friday, Sept. 19
♦ 10:15 am, Music Appreciation with Mr. Burr for ages 0-18 months
♦ Early closure at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, November 26, Thanksgiving Eve
When: Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Where: Board Meeting Room, Main Library at Garnerville
Who: Board Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.
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