August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries

Sara Nugent, Director
Tappan Free Library


August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries

Fodors 2014. First response is a winner!

Greg Wirszyla
Mamakating Library
PO Box 806
156-158 Sullivan Street
Wurtsboro, NY 12790
(845) 888-8004




Greg Wirszyla
Mamakating Library
PO Box 806
156-158 Sullivan Street
Wurtsboro, NY 12790
(845) 888-8004

August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: HKDPL, News

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August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: OverDrive, RCLS, LARC & Others
See below. New app due mid-Sept. removes one roadblock from portable device user experience.
Jerry Kuntz
Electronic Resources
Ramapo Catskill Library System
619 RTE 17M
Middletown NY USA 10940 /

From: “OverDrive” <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:10 PM
Subject: The new OverDrive app is coming soon


Dear Library Partner,

We’re delighted to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is scheduled for release in mid-September.

This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process — one of your most frequently requested enhancements! To continue to fulfill the requirement for copyrighted materials, users will register for an OverDrive account instead. We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.

When the new app is released, first-time users will be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There will be no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.

Users under the age of 13 will be able to anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.

OverDrive v3.2 will also feature the following updates:
  • The app name will be shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.”
  • Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period.
OverDrive Help articles and videos will be updated with the release of the new OverDrive v3.2 experience. To help you prepare for the changes, you can watch an overview of the new OverDrive app here.

Remember, Streaming Video and OverDrive Read formats can be borrowed and enjoyed in two easy steps, and do not require the OverDrive app. Using your digital library has never been easier!

If you have any questions, please contact OverDrive Support via the Support tab in OverDrive Marketplace.

Thank you,

OverDrive’s Library Partner Services
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August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: HKDPL

Hi everyone,

We will all miss working with Anne, and luckily we will still get to see her as a patron!

We would like to get her something to remember us fondly by, and if anyone would like to contribute, please let me know. I will start collecting next week.

This is totally voluntary, and whatever you feel comfortable giving is appreciated.


August 27th, 2014 By Rio Categories: RCLS, LARC & Others

The 27th RCLS Legislative Breakfast will be held on Friday, September 12 at the Wallkill Golf Club in Middletown. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 8:30 a.m. You can register for this event electronically via the online calendar on the RCLS homepage. There are now 73 people registered to attend – won’t you join them?
The legislators have been impressed with the varied displays showing programs and services that member libraries provide their patrons. We are again asking for your help in presenting fabulous visual displays of how funding for libraries benefits the communities throughout the RCLS service area.

Let your imagination run wild, put those artistic and collage skills to good use. Go through your photos and look for ones that show all ages having fun at your library. Have a photo of a county and/or state legislator presenting your library with funding? Make sure to include it. Have a model of future expansion or renovations that you could bring? Please do so. If you would like to bring handouts to put on the tables, that is another option. Show them that libraries offer the public much more than they did 10 or 20 years ago.

Displays can be on either poster board with an easel backing or inside a Lucite display holder. Because of the tremendous response we have had with these displays, we are limiting tabletop space to three feet per library. Make sure your library’s name and location are prominently noted on the display. If you will be attending the breakfast, please bring the display early that morning, but let Dan Hulse (ext. 245 or ) know that you will do so. You will also be required to take the display with you when you leave that morning. If you or a representative will not be able to attend, please drop it off at the System no later than Wednesday, September 10. If you have any questions, please contact Dan.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your displays!

Registration for this event ends this Friday, September 5.

August 26th, 2014 By Rio Categories: RCLS, LARC & Others

I haven’t heard any complaints that the data migration of content from LibGuides 1 to LibGuides2 was mishandles (the only comments had to do with banner and background color desired changes).

In order to allow you to make edits and changes that will be visible to patrons, I’ll be requesting that SpringShare make the URL change that will make LibGuides 2 public on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Jerry Kuntz
Electronic Resources
Ramapo Catskill Library System
619 RTE 17M
Middletown NY USA 10940 /

August 25th, 2014 By Rio Categories: RCLS Memo Highlights

The August 25, 2014 issue of the RCLS Weekly Memo is now online at

Member libraries are welcome to submit articles about successful programs to the RCLS Weekly Memo

RCLS Weekly Memo Highlights

It’s in the Mail! - Invitations to the 27th Legislative Breakfast and 55th Annual Meeting being held on Friday, September 12, have been sent to member library directors, staff and Friends Presidents (via RCLS delivery) and to member library trustees (via USPS mail). The RCLS Board invites Library Champions to speak out once again at this year’s event. The RCLS Annual Business Meeting will include approval of the 2013 Annual Meeting minutes, presentation of the 2015 RCLS Budget and election of three RCLS trustees. Register for this event using the RCLS online calendar.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Distribution of Library Card Information to Students - In July 2013, Governor Cuomo signed into law a requirement for public school districts in New York State to distribute applications for library cards and other library-related informational materials to students upon request of any public or association library within the school district’s service area. Public library directors that want to take advantage of this law are encouraged to reach out to the school superintendent(s) within your service area and request a meeting. Read the complete article in the Weekly Memo.

Join the RCLS Battle of the Books - on Saturday, September 6 at the Palisades Mall.  Volunteer to help out with this year’s clash. Think about joining in on this highly successful library program for teens. Contact Randall Enos at RCLS, ext. 240 for more information.

Trustee FYI - The summer edition of this newsletter has been mailed to member library trustees and is posted on the RCLS website. This issue contains the article “Trustee/Director Workshops at RCLS” that you and your trustees will not want to miss. Learn more.

Children’s Services Fundamentals - is an Infopeople Online Learning Course.

Expert children’s librarian and author Penny Peck will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills to be more comfortable and confident about providing fundamental children’s services. The course runs from September 9 to October 6. The cost is $150. Learn more about it in the Weekly Memo.

OLA’s OrangeREADS - is seeking adult volunteers to help with its Run the Runway 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 26, at Orange County Airport in Montgomery. The race will start at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with race-day registration, parking, awards, food and the course. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Orange County Veterans’ Cemetery Memorial Pavilion Fund. Get all the details in the Weekly Memo.

Host a First Folio – Deadline Extended – Applications are still being accepted for the traveling exhibition “Shakespeare and His First Folio.” The exhibition is part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, October 24. Read the complete article in the Weekly Memo.

RCLS Board Talking Points – from the Monday, August 18 meeting. See what they are.

2015 Page-A-Day Book Lover’s Calendar - The Advocacy and Fundraising Committee of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) Board of Trustees is again presenting an opportunity for all member library staff, trustees and Friends to purchase the 2015 Page-A-Day Book Lover’s Calendar for use in their homes and offices or as gifts for friends and loved ones. The calendars are priced at $10 each. A link to an order form can be found on the RCLS homepage.

Volunteers Needed For Smithsonian Transcription Project - Volunteers can register online to help transcribe the content of thousands of digital documents, such as handwritten Civil War journals, personal letters from famous artists and 100-year-old botany specimen labels.  Learn more about this project in the Weekly Memo.

Did You Know? – NYLA’s Jeremy Johannesen placed Golden Tickets into some random Conference Promotional Brochures. Golden Tickets are redeemable for a FREE Full Conference Registration, so be sure to check your copy.

RCLS Legislative Breakfast Displays - We are again asking for your help in presenting marvelous visual displays of how funding for libraries benefits the communities throughout the RCLS service area at the RCLS Legislative Breakfast and Annual Meeting will be held onFriday, September 12. Let Dan Hulse, ext. 245 know if you’re planning to bring a display that morning.

Forthcoming Bestsellers - The Summer 2014 issue is now online. Member libraries’ staff can duplicate or direct their patrons to the PDF.

RCLS Directory - The Spring 2014 edition is now online. Library staffs can print their own copies from the PDF file.

RCLS Weekly Memofor your convenience, when viewing the RCLS Weekly Memo, items underlined and in blue type are live links to the referenced Web site or e-mail address.  Just click and go!

Back issues of the RCLS Weekly Memo can be viewed at

System Calendar is available online at  The online calendar helps planning events by reducing overlaps and conflicts.


Friday, August 29 – Registration and Payment deadline for Build Your Own 3D Printer Workshop on September 19

Friday, September 5 – Registration due for RCLS Legislative Breakfast and Annual Meeting on September 12

Thursday, September 11 – NYS Public Library Construction Grant Applications due to Stephen Hoefer @ RCLS

Friday, September 19 @ 8 a.m. – Registration due for iConfuse on September 22

Friday, September 26 @ 4 p.m. – Registration due for RCLS 2015 Budget Hearing at Monticello on September 30

Now Online

Library Challenge Flyer

2015 Page-A-Day Book Lover’s Calendar

Trustee FYI

RCLS Weekly Memo Archives

AccuCut Dies

2014 Summer Contest

Book Discussion Titles

RCLS Legislative Breakfast and Annual Meeting

August 25th, 2014 By Rio Categories: Staff News
I’m going to be locked-Up on September 4th, 2014 for a good cause.  Please join me in supporting the Rockland County 2014 Lock Up and help fight muscular dystrophy disease!
Thank you,
this is the link to bail me out!!
Charlotte von Hein
August 25th, 2014 By Rio Categories: RCLS, LARC & Others

I’ve received several emails this month about many mail accounts are seeing a large jump in the number of spam messages.

This usually occurs when a new, sophisticated spam network has started up. Smartermail’s main anti-spam technique relies on public blacklists of known spam networks. Currently, we check against about ten “RBL” blacklists.

These blacklists are more effective than keyword filters, IP address blocks, and blocking certain “From” headers. Spammers have figured out ways around these methods.

We expect that once the blacklists start to trace this new network, the amount of spam will shrink.

Jerry Kuntz
Electronic Resources
Ramapo Catskill Library System
619 RTE 17M
Middletown NY USA 10940 /