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A Note from the Director

Budget Approved!

On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of HKDPL, thank you so very much for your support in approving our operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st! Incumbent Stephen Cobb was elected to a 5-year term as library trustee. A huge thanks to our poll watcher volunteers, Anita Marks, Kathy Cherveny, Bonnie Koop, and George Torres!

Service Recognition

We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during July and August: Carolina A., 12 years; Swapan B., 4 years; Debbie D., 8 years; Amy F., 23 years; Elizabeth G., 4 years; Aaron G., 2 years; Herbert K., 9 years; Margaret L., 12 years; Angela L., 4 years; Julio M., 12 years; Brianna R., 9 years; George V., 3 years; Harriet W., 2 years; and Mark Z., 8 years. That's 112 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thank you all for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletters.

New Library App

Starting in July you can access the library's catalog on your smartphone using the new RCLS Gateway app. Place holds, create a digital barcode and track what you've got checked out, from anywhere. Look for it in the App Store or Google Play. Don't leave home without your library!

A Fond Farewell

Fond farewell to Stephanie and Pat

Seems like we're saying "goodbye" to someone every issue, doesn't it? After 19 years, Library Clerk Stephanie Warren has moved on from HKDPL. She and her husband moved to West Virginia to start a family. We will miss her charm, kindness, and artistic talents very much. Children's Librarian Pat Parker has retired from regular service after 16 years. You may still see her subbing in here and there, but Pajama Storytime sure won't be the same without her. Best wishes to both Stephanie and Pat on your next chapters!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Visit a Museum

Looking for something to do? Try visiting a museum for free on us! Haverstraw patrons in good standing have a choice of borrowing out from 12 different local museums such as the American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Storm King Center and Boscobel House and Gardens. Click here for a full list of museums.

Save the Date for King Con! August 3, 10 am - 4 pm

Our annual mini-comic convention, King Con, is back!

For information on the events, panels and workshops being held; to find out which artists and vendors are coming; and more, please go to

All ages welcome! We hope to see you there!

2019 Reading Challenge

Join the 2019 Reading Challenge! Test yourself with easy to hard challenges. For added fun, compete with your friends and family to see who can finish the most challenges. Will you be able to finish all the challenges by the end of the year? Try and find out!

Sign up for the challenge today!

Questions? Contact Jaclyn Gomez at 786-3800 ext. 21.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer Reading Program registration begins July 1st! Summer Reading is open to everyone age 16 and older. When you sign up for the program you will receive a Bingo card, so get ready to play while you read! Each box completed on your card leads you to a Bingo which earns one raffle entry for our weekly prize giveaways. Keep track of the titles you've read because we're having a competition to see who can read the most books, too! And don't forget to attend our Comic Convention King Con, on Saturday, August 3rd, for a chance to earn extra raffle entries for our Grand Prize. Stop by the Adult Reference desk for more information.

The library would like to thank the following local businesses whose generosity and support make this program possible: AMC Theater; The Blarney Stone; Calabria; Deli Central; Garnerville Wine & Liquor; Lynch’s; Mr. Crispy's; OIP (Original Italian Pizza); Simone's Cleaners; TFS (The Filling Station); Unicorn; and WingBurger.

In the Gallery

July - Jane Aguilar Murphy - Photographs - "For the Love of Animals"
August - Mike Goscinsky - Woodcuts & Pen & Ink Drawings - "Metaphysical Impressions"

Our gallery is located at the lower level of the main library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call Cheryl at 786-3800 ext. 14 for information. We have months open in 2020.

Summer Volunteers

This summer Teen Volunteers can earn Community Service by working on projects that will be donated to various organizations. Please pick up an application at the Library! Note: All volunteers must be entering grades 7-12 and live in or attend school in the NRCSD.

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Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313