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Annual Library Budget Vote and

Board of Trustees Election and Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thank You to all our supporters for once again, passing our budget. We will continue to endeavor to meet our community needs in the most fiscally responsible way we can.You can view our 2016/2017 Operating Budget and Treasurer's Letter on our new Budget page

We welcome our new Trustee, Vicki Sarine to our Board of Trustees and give our thanks to Joan Carvajal for filling that void until election time.

Spring Programming

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter has been delivered to the mailboxes and uploaded to this website. Whether you read online or like a hard copy, it's filled with great info about our upcoming programs, fundraisers and library collection tidbits. Take time and read through it. We hope you find something that sparks your interest!

Downloadable Books

You must click the Downloadable Books button on the left of this page to access the resources listed below. 

     With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card.
     In addition to the items  available through Overdrive to all of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), be sure to take advantage of additional ebooks that our Library is purchasing through the Overdrive Advantage program. 
     Ebook purchases made through Overdrive Advantage 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 that are available to all of the libraries in RCLS 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.
     There is a link to a list of the ebooks we have purchased through Overdrive Advantage on the Downloadable Books page. Click on the link to see if our Library has 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. 
 Gale Virtual Reference Library

     We have over 50 reference titles (encompassing over 200 volumes) that are available 24/7 with articles available to be downloaded to ereaders.

    Just sign in with your library barcode on our Downloadable Books page 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.  
Sebco E-books
     E-Sebco is the newest addition to our growing e-book collection, which will give your child access to digital children’s non-fiction materials, which should prove very helpful with school assignments. All books in this collection can be used simultaneously by as many Greenwood Lake patrons as desired, don’t have to be checked in or out and don’t require internet access after the download.

A Special Request for Local History Artifacts

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, JULY-DECEMBER 1989 and 1990-1999. 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 Jill Cronin, Library Director, at Ext. 103.

Family Museum Passes

    Don't forget to take advantage of the passes the Library offers to various museums!  

     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 on museums included/rules, please contact Jill Cronin at Ext. 103.