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A Note from the Director

New Mobile Apps

Search for "RCLS Gateway" in the App Store or Google Play to download the latest mobile app for your smartphone to request titles, place holds, and see what you have checked out. If you're into streaming music and movies, check out "Hoopla" and finally, use "Libby" for digital downloads using our OverDrive service. Have your library card barcode and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your home phone number) handy to login and get started today.

Kevin Suggs


Please join me in welcoming Kevin Suggs to our HKDPL family! Kevin is our new Computer Network Administrator who will oversee our IT department.

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 September and October: Susan A., 23 years; Gesenia B., 16 years in July; Andy C., 7 years; Terry E., 7 years; Cheryl F., 16 years; Carina G., 5 years in June; Cristal M., 3 years; Angie M., 14 years; Jessie M., 25 years; Tara M., 23 years; Christine M., 16 years; Mary P., 19 years; Juan P., 3 years; Joan R., 4 years; Carolann R., 4 years; Jessica S., 3 years; Craig S., 10 years; Suzanne S., 3 years. That's 209 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.

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.

Thank You to All Teen Volunteers

Library teen volunteers worked on various projects this summer. They made blankets, pillows, toys, hats made with a loom, paracord bracelets for deployed military service people, helped with Children's programs, and more!

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!

To American Legion Leo Laders Post 130
For many years Mr. William Mayer and American Legion Leo Laders Post 130 have been donating POW/MIA flags to the Library, and have been retiring our used American flags. Than kyou again for our generosity.

To Our Patrons
Thank you for your continued donations of food. In the past three months 17 bags of food have been donated to Catholic Charities Community Services.

Adult Summer Reading Program
The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library would like to thank the following businesses who so generously donated prizes for our Adult Summer Reading Program: AMC Theaters, Palisades; The Blarney Stone; Calabria; Deli Central; Garnerville Wine & Liquor; Lynch's Restuarant; Mr. Crispy's; OIP (Original Italian Pizza); Simone's Cleaners; TFS: Burger Works; Unicorn; and WingBurger. Please let these wonderful businesses know how much we appreciate their dedication to the community.

In the Gallery

September - Brenda Garcia - Drawings - "Animals & A Girl"

October - Nancy Jagelka & Joseph M. Jagelka - Collage & Imagery - "Origins in Color: A Common Denominator of Intergenerational Art"
An Art Reception & Collage Box Workshop will be held October 13, 2 - 4 pm, in the Community Room. Please bring mementos to place in your box.

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.

Lunch at the Library

More than 60 children enjoyed a free lunch at HKDPL's Village Branch on 5 Thursdays over the summer. The lunch included milk, fruit juice, a sandwich, and a serving of fruit. Meals were prepared by the North Rockland Central School District and delivered to the library courtesy of the Haverstraw Center. Lunch preparation costs were funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

Junior Art Show Call for Submissions

Are you an artist? Do you love to create? If so, please bring us a piece of your artwork to display in our Junior Art Show this December! All artists up to age 12 are invited to submit a piece of ready-to-hang artwork for the show.

Please attach a piece of paper or index card to the back of your work telling us the name of the artist, phone number, and the title of the piece. Please bring all submissions of artwork to the Children's Desk by Monday, November 25th.

Holiday Craft Fair - Vendors Wanted! Saturday, November 23, 10 am - 4 pm

Do you knit? Crochet? Are you a creative crafter with a house overflowing with items to sell? Then this fair is perfect for you! Tables/spots must be reserved in advance, $5 per spot if you have your own table, $10 if you need to borrow one, and we ask that each vendor donate a small item to be raffled off that day. The proceeds from the table fees and any raffles sold will be donated to charity. To reserve a table, please stop by the Adult Reference Desk. For more information, please call Jaclyn Gomez, 845-786-3800 ext. 21.

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  • 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