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NYS Library Aid FY 2015-2016 Needs Your Support!

Governor Cuomo, despite having an extra $5.5B in revenue this year and proposing up to a 4.8% increase in state education funding, proposed FLAT funding for our community libraries. Last year’s enacted state budget included a 5.7% increase in education funding, but a mere 1.2% increase in local library aid. New York State Education Law requires library aid for FY 2015-2016 to be $102.6M. This figure is based on the most recent census data.
The Governor’s flat funding proposal puts state library aid at $86.6M, equivalent to 1997 funding and

$16M short of where it should be.
Use NYLA's (New York State Library Association) pre-drafted letter by clicking the link below if you want to voice your support

for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2015-2016 Budget -

it takes less than two minutes.


Local libraries depend on state aid. As always, we thank you for your support!

Board Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Board will be on Thursday, March 26, 2015  at 7:30pm in the Library Program Room.

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.  
 Sesame Street Ebooks

     Sesame Street Ebooks are available in ebook, audio book, interactive ebook, and animated ebook format. 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.  

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 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, 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 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!  

     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. 109 or 110.

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