The annual library budget vote was held on Thursday, May 16th, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. at the Library. There were 67 voters in attendance and 7 absentee voters. We are happy to announce that the budget passed 71 to 3 and Cathy DelBianco was re-elected for another term to the Board of Trustees.
The Library Board of Trustees and Staff sincerely thank our patrons for all their support throughout the years and will continue in its mission to provide the opportunity for life-long learning, personal enrichment, and a connection to reading to all residents of the Greenwood Lake Union Free School District.
Board of Trustee Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees has been scheduled for Thursday, July 18th at 7:30pm in the Program Room. The public is welcome to attend.
Our Youth Study Center services young adults in Grades 5-12. It houses our young adult collection and provides a safe place for our tweens and teens to read, do homework, play video and board games, have a snack, and socialize. The Library also hosts young adult programs in this room. Because the room is constantly in use, it is in need of new furniture. To help pay for this, we are running the following two fundraisers this spring:
“Indoor/Outdoor Book, DVD, Audio Book, and More Sale”
(Friday, May 31st, from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2 nd, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
We have recently been “weeding” our shelves because of overcrowding and to ensure room for new items. As a result, we will have an exciting collection of material for sale at great prices…adult fiction, assorted non-fiction, cooking, travel, and pet books, children’s fiction and non-fiction books, as well as DVDs, audio books, magazines, and more!
“Spring 50/50 Raffle” Beginning April 1st at the Front Desk
The tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Half the proceeds will benefit the Youth Study Center project and the other half will go to the lucky winner. The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, June 3rd, 2013, and the winner need not be present to win.
Should you be unavailable to participate in these two fundraisers, but would still like to make a donation to our Youth Study Center, you can send a donation to the Library marked and designate it to be used for this project.
As always, your support of library projects is appreciated!
Loan Periods, Renewals, and Fines
As a New Year reminder, please note the following for loan periods, renewals, and fines:
All of our materials, with the exception of Video Games and Museum Passes, can be renewed twice, providing another patron has not put a hold on the material.
- All of our materials, with the exception of Video Games, DVDs, Videos, and Museum Passes, have loan periods of three weeks for older materials and two weeks for new materials.
- Our video game materials cannot be renewed and have a loan period of a week due to the small size of this new collection.
- All videos have a one-week loan period. DVDs have loan periods of three days for entertainment DVDs and seven days for entertainment DVD TV series, multi-disc DVDs, and educational DVDs.
- Museum Passes cannot be renewed and have a loan period of three days.
- The Library assesses fines of $.10 per day on all materials with the exception of DVDs, Videos, Video Games and Museum Passes.
- Fines assessed on DVDs, Videos and Video Games are $1.00 per day.
- Fines assessed on Museum Passes are $10.00 per day.
- We have a Book Drop by our front entrance. We empty the Book Drop every day when we open. The items in the Book Drop upon opening are checked in as the prior day (i.e., if your book was due on Tuesday and you put it in the Book Drop prior to our opening on Wednesday, no fine is assessed).
- No fines are assessed on days when the Library has a delayed opening, closes early, or is closed.
We are happy to announce that in addition to the ebooks in Overdrive, which are available to our patrons to download, we are purchasing additional ebooks through their Overdrive Advantage program. Ebook purchases made through this programs are restricted to OUR patrons only. This should help to end some of the long wait times that you may have experienced when ordering ebooks through Overdrive. In order to see the OUR Overdrive Advantage selections, you must be signed in to Overdrive. To get to Overdrive, click on the Downloadable Books button on the left side of our home page. Notice that we have added a link to a list of the ebooks we have purchased through Overdrive Advantage. Please click on the link and check to see if we have ebooks that interest you. You can then proceed to Overdrive, sign in and search for those titles. When you find them, they should reflect an orange "a" with a check mark next to it, which indicates that it is an Overdrive Advantage title.
Sesame Street Ebooks
We have also added Sesame Street Ebooks in ebook, audio ebook, interactive ebook, and animated ebook format, which you can use on your home computer or on the library computers. Your child can read, listen, or play in many of the books. These books can also be accessed using an iPad; however, you cannot download them to ereaders. A word of caution—these books allow for printing, which is something you may not want your child to do, given the cost of printer ink. Also, if printing them in the library, the library charges 10 cents per page in black and white and 50 cents per page in color. To get to Sesame Street Ebooks, click on the Downloadable Books button on the left side of our home page. To access them on your home computer, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the User ID and Password.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
We have added 50 reference titles (encompassing over 200 volumes) that are available 24/7 with articles available to be downloaded to ereaders. To get to Gale Virtual Reference Library, click on the Downloadable Books button on the left side of our home page. Just sign in with your library barcode and reference materials, previously available only at the Library, will be at your fingertips anywhere - no title is ever checked out! You can choose from eleven language translations and there is a Readspeaker application available to read to students, which is great for the auditory learner.
A Special Request for our Local History Collections
We would be most grateful to anyone willing to donate, or loan for copying, yearbooks from the Greenwood Lake Elementary and Middle Schools as well as the High Schools from the years that Greenwood Lake students were in Warwick, Monroe or Tuxedo . The Library also needs donations, or loans for copying, of the Greenwood Lake News PRIOR to 1984 as well as the period of JULY-DECEMBER 1989. Lastly, if you should have any copies of the Greenwood Lake Newsletter or the Greenwood Lake Buzzer (which existed before the Greenwood Lake & West Milford News) that you would be willing to donate or loan for copying, the Library would be most appreciative. These items will be added to our Local History Reference collection for everyone to share. We will acknowledge your generosity to the community in “Our Special Thanks” column of our newsletter unless, of course, you prefer to remain anonymous. If you are interested in donating or loaning any of this material, please call Elizabeth Cisek, Reference Supervisor, at Ext. 105 or Joan Carvajal, Library Director, at Ext. 103.
Family Museum Passes
Don’t forget to take advantage of the passes the Library offers to various museums – the Museum of Natural History, the Harness Racing Museum, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, the Paley Center for Media, the Museum at Bethel Woods, and the NYC Fire Museum.
All passes guarantee free general admission (special programs and/or exhibits may require additional costs to you). Passes are available to resident library cardholders ONLY for a 3-day period; the fine is $10.00 per day if returned late to ensure that other patrons are not left waiting for their opportunity to use the passes. The passes cannot be put on hold and patrons must come to the Library to see if they are available to be checked out. For complete details/rules, please contact Jill Cronin at Ext. 109 or 110.