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A Note from the Director

Annual Report to New York State

Every year around this time we compile an annual report to the New York State Education Department. Here's a snapshot of activity at both buildings in 2018.

Library statistics

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 March and April: Jessica B., 11 years; Pina D., 6 years; Christina M., 8 years; Marie M., 3 years; Rodney M., 12 years; Ceyda P., 16 years; Annadora P., 9 years; Joel S., 16 years; Elyse S., 3 years; Sandy S., 7 years; Tom W., 5 years; Yolanda W., 21 years. That is 117 years of service to this institution and to the community. If you see any of these folks around, please join me in congratulating and thanking them! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletter.

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election

The Library's annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held in early June. One Trustee is up for re-election; seats are for a 5-year term.

For information on running for Trustee, please contact Cheryl Fellner at 786-3800 ext. 14. You must be a registered voter and resident of the Library's district in order to run for Trustee.

Visit a Museum

Looking for something to do this holiday season? 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.

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.

Thank you!

Prom dresses are still being collected. Thank you to all who have donated beautiful dresses for our Prom Dress sale in March - May.

Save the Date for King Con!

Our ver popular Library event King Con will be held this year on Saturday, August 3, from 10 am - 4 pm. For information about King Con, or to find out when table applications are available, please check

Your help is needed! We are seeking prize donations. If you have new or like new geeky items, books and/or movies, please bring them to the Adulte Reference desk at the Main Library. Thank you for your generosity!

In the gallery

In the Gallery

March - Rockland Living Museum - Mixed Media
April - Hudson Valley Exhibits - "Old Restaurants". Opening reception April 9, 1 pm - 4 pm, in the Community Room

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'd love to have you!

AARP Tax-Aide: February 2 through April 13, 2019

It's that time of the year again! Get free income tax preparation for middle and low income taxpayers from AARP. Special attention given to those age 50 and older. Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. You must be signed one hour before the end of the session. Hours are as follows:

Tuesdays: 2 pm - 6 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please bring a photo ID and the following: Notices and forms from NYS and the IRS; Social Security Cards; W-2s from each employer; Unemployment compensation statements; All 1099s; Forms indicating federal income tax paid; Dependent care provider information; Receipts and/or cancelled checks for income and property taxes paid and for charitable contributions; Copies of last year's Federal and State returns; Proof of health insurance coverage.

Inclement Weather Reminder

Check announcements made on our phone message at 786-3800, WHUD 1700 FM,, and for the library's late openings and closings this winter season. No fines on snow days! Click here for NRCSD closings.

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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