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World Book Night April 23, 2014
Our Library is participating in World Book Night 2014, when 25,000 volunteers across the country will fan out to give nearly half a million copies of books that they have read and enjoyed to co-workers, neighbors, and even strangers they meet, to spread the joy of reading.
The Library will serve as a place for local volunteers to pick up their books for distribution. To see a list of books which have been chosen for this year's distribution, sign up to be a 2015 book giver, and to read more about this wonderful event, check out the World Book Night website.
News & Events
Are You Looking for a Job?
A neat and error-free resumé is the first step in presenting yourself to potential employers. We can offer suggestions and help you put the finishing touches on your resumé. If you are just starting out, we can provide resources to help you create one. Call 786-3800 ext. 21 to set up an appointment. It won't be anything fancy, but we hope it will help you land a job!
Technology Update: Windows XP Support Ends April 8
After April 8, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. The operating system has been around for 12-plus years, and as with all things technology, it's time for it to go. What does it mean?
If you own a computer that uses Windows XP as its operating system, you will no longer receive the usual updates that Microsoft sends to your computer. Your computer should still work, but it will become four or five times more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. If you have any problems with Windows XP, you will not be able to get Microsoft technical support for troubleshooting the Windows XP problems. You may be lucky to find local technical support however, there will be a higher than usual charge for it.
If you have a new device such as a digital camera, tablet, e-reader that you would like to use with your Windows XP computer, their system software may not be compatible. We suggest that you, either check to see if your computer will support an operating system upgrade, buy a new computer with the latest operating system, or come to Haverstraw Library and use the Library's computers - free of charge.
Attention Blackberry Users!
If you have been using the Library's OverDrive service to read e-books and listen to e-audio on your device, please make sure your app is up to date. After April 10, 2014 OverDrive will no longer develop the OverDrive Media Console mobile app, nor will the current version be available for download to BlackBerry and Playbook devices.
If you know others who would like to make use of the Library's digital donwloads on a BlackBerry device, please encourage them to download the app in the next week or so. OverDrive will continue to develop and support the app for use on Android and iOS devices, so all is not lost.
Freegal Subscription Ending
Due to high cost and low usage, the Library has decided to discontinue its subscription to the music-download service, Freegal. While some of you have made use of this over the years that we have had it, the cost has become prohibitive. Watch this space for news about other online products you might enjoy.
New DVD Limit Change - Borrow More DVDs!
A borrower may now take 4 children's entertainment DVDs and 4 adult/teen entertainment DVDs for a total of 8 per library card. That's 4 from children's and any combination of 4 adult/teen DVDs. Drop by the library today and catch up on the latest movie releases!
Have You Been Looking for Books Where They Used to Be?
You may have noticed that we have rearranged things in our adult area. Reference materials have been interfiled with circulating books, so that you can find what you need in one place. Many of our reference books have been opened up for circulation, so that you can check them out and read them at your leisure. Older fiction has been cleaned up a bit and given more space, so there is less need to climb up to see the highest shelves, and fewer books down near the floor.
The signs on the ends of the shelves are being updated to help you find what you need, but please feel free to ask us for assistance! New fiction and non-fiction is still in the circulation lobby, in our Express collection. If you don't see a title you're looking for, please come to the reference desk - we'd be happy to reserve it for you.
Tablets Are Here!
Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may now borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more.
Please note, the Library will not be responsible for personal information left on these tablets. If you have any useful apps to recommend, please feel free to tell us. We also have eReaders; Nooks and Kindles; you may borrow. Come in and borrow a tablet or eReader today!
* Closed 6/29 -8/31.
Wednesday, April 23
♦ 10:15 am, Family Storytime & Craft
♦ Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day
When: Tuesday, May 13 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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