March 17th, 2017 By Rio Categories: RCLS, LARC & Others

Good morning all,

Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of NYLA, urges us all to contact your legislators to support full funding of NYS State Aid for libraries and library systems.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Use the NYLA pre-drafted letter to contact your legislators.

Even if you have already written to your representative, please follow this link to send this NEW message to your legislators that library funding is NOT NEGOTIABLE!

After you submit your name and address you will have the opportunity to view and EDIT the pre-drafted letter.  The NYLA system determines your elected representatives based on your address, and submits your message directly to their inbox. Copes are also sent to key members of the Legislature.

The NYS Senate and NYS Assembly have released their one house budget bills, which signals the final stretch before adoption of the State Budget.

The Senate’s budget proposal calls for:
State Library Aid:                           +$8M over Governor’s Executive Budget ($99.6M total)
State Library Construction Aid:   +$15M ($29M total)

The Assembly’s budget proposal calls for:
State Library Aid:                           +$4M ($95.6M total)
State Library Construction Aid:   +$11M ($25M total)

These “adds” are a testament to the hard work and commitment of New York’s library advocates. Thanks to your efforts, we currently have support in each house heading into final negotiations with the Governor. But, remember these numbers are mere proposals, and nothing is assured. Unless we convince the legislature to dig in and defend library funding, we still face Governor Cuomo’s funding cuts!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DEFEND LIBRARY FUNDING – NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! We are counting on you to ensure the legislature fights for libraries as negotiations take shape.

Robert Hubsher
Executive Director
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
619 Route 17M Middletown, NY, 10940-4395
Telephone: 845-243-3747 extension 242
Fax: 845-243-3739
March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: HKDPL, News
Haven’t we had enough?  Anyone wants to chip in for a plane ticket to Ghana?  It was 92 degrees there, yesterday! Ugh!!!
Wilma Kakie Glover-Koomson
Ref. Librarian/IT Manager
10 West Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923
(845) 786-3800×34

“Get going…’ain’t no traffic on the extra mile!”

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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017


New Round Of Accumulating Snow Headed To Ramapo

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March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries

Newburgh Main & Branch open at 1pm 3/16

Hopefully. No fines please.
Due to roads and parking lot. Thank you

Chuck Thomas

Newburgh Main & Branch Closed Today 3/16

No fines please. Due to snow emergency on city streets.

Chuck Thomas

Warwick opens at 11 3/16

Rosemary Cooper
Library Director
Albert Wisner Public Library
One McFarland Drive
Warwick, New York 10990
(845) 986-1047 ext. 6

The Goshen Public Library And Historical Society Will Open At 11:00 AM Today (Thursday, March 16th). No fines, Please.

Matt Gomm, Director
Goshen Public Library & Historical Society

March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: Plum Benefits
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March 2017

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Book of Mormon
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This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries

Hi All,
Cornwall is having phone issues. If you get a busy signal try again.

Charlotte A Dunaief
Head of Adult Services
Cornwall Public Library

March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: HKDPL

Good morning,

The street in the Village of Haverstraw are a mess, Main St. in blocked as well as other streets. Village workers and Verizon trucks are still working and removing the big piles of snow they accumulated on the sidewalks throughout the Village of Haverstraw. The main entrance of our building has a big pile of snow on the road in front of the stairs, our sidewalk is clean. We placed a sign for patrons to use the ramp entrance.

Thank you,


March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: HKDPL

Hi Everyone,

being snowed in for two days, I had one thing on my mind…BAKE!
I made Shortbread Cookies that are in the staff room!


March 16th, 2017 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries

Has anyone used this theatre company? What do you think of them? How are their prices?

Myrna Sigal
Head of Public Service
West Nyack Free Library
West Nyack, NY

March 15th, 2017 By Rio Categories: RCLS, LARC & Others

When unexpected closings are marked in Symphony, all that does is remove those dates from calculation of overdue fines. It does NOT change due dates, or give users extra days to return items.

Example: Your library declares today, 3/15, a closed, no-fine day. Items due today (3/15) that are returned tomorrow (3/16) will still be overdue one day, and charged one day overdue. At the same time, an item due 3/13, if returned tomorrow, would also just calculate a one-day overdue fine, since 3/14 and 3/15 will be skipped over.

To avoid this situation, on days that immediately follow a declared closed, no-fine day, we recommend ALSO using bookdrop checkin and setting the discharge date to the last full day you were open.

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

March 15th, 2017 By Rio Categories: Other Libraries


If any libraries have interoffice envelopes they can spare, please send them to Nanuet.

Margaret Carroll
Nanuet Library