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New City/West Nyack Budget Vote Results

We're pleased to announce the official results of the combined vote on the budgets of New City and West Nyack Libraries.  There were 376 yeas to 88 nays.  Thank you to all who came out to vote!

Trustee Election

The results of the trustee election for 2016 are as follows:

David Zuckerberg - 164 votes

Ralph Sabatini - 154 votes

Jeffrey Sasson - 150 votes

Fred Sandner - 107 votes

Congratulations to the incumbent trustees and thank you to all candidates.

Healthcare Navigator at the Library

Do you need help applying or renewing your health insurance? Do you have questions about your current health coverage?

 

A Navigator will be onsite at the library through Febraruy 2017 to help you and your family explore your health insurance options and enroll in coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace (NYSOH). You may be able to enroll in free or low cost coverage, or get assistance that could lower the cost of your coverage.

 

Stop by on Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm or call 914-396-4696 to make an appointment with the Navigator.

Zinio Digital Magazines

December is the time we renew our annual subscriptions to digital magazines that you enjoy through the Zinio platform.  This week you will see changes in the titles as we have dropped those with very little circulation and added some new content.  Some popular titles, however, are duplicated in our Overdrive digital downloads collection, and so, we will not be offering them in Zinio.  These titles include Prevention, Bloomberg Business Week, Oprah magazine, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Discover, Yoga Journal, Martha Stewart, Popular Science, Cosmopolitan, Smithsonian, Marie Claire, Vegetarian Times, ESPN, Popular Photography, Dwell, and Field & Stream.

Need for quiet

There needs to be a chat room for people who congregate and talk non-stop in groups.  This way they don't disturb people trying to read.  This is a very noisy library.  At Nyack Library you can hear a pin drop.

Today's public library is a center of the community, a place where neighbors, friends, and students meet whether by chance or appointment. The staff will enforce the patron code of conduct policy if conversation reaches a volume or duration that proves disruptive to fellow patrons, but we will not shush. 

We are one of the more busy libraries in the county.  Our patrons and staff are engaged, educated, and vibrant people who thrive on social interaction.  We'd hate to squash that.

National Library Week April 12-18

Beginning Sunday, we will be celebrating National Library Week.  Since its inception in 1958, this week in April has been designated by the American Library Association as a time to honor libraries and library workers as well as raise awareness of the vital part libraries play in American culture and democracy.  Please be sure to drop by and enjoy one of the many programs we have scheduled for the week.  See you then!

Nooks Recharged

Are you on a queue waiting for hot new titles such as The Girl on the Train or Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania?  You might consider checking out one of our Nooks.  Each one is pre-loaded with dozens of bestselling titles in both fiction and nonfiction.  All you have to do is turn them on - no downloading required!  They are perfect for travel or for taking a test drive of the e-reading experience.  Here are the latest titles added:

Library Advocacy Day 2015

The New York Library Association sponsors an annual Library Advocacy Day  in Albany.  Library representatives from around the state convene to rally their legislators and senators to support higher funding levels for libraries. 

Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget proposed flat library funding at $86.6 million while proposing a 4%+ increase for education.  This falls quite short of the $102.6 million required by NYS Education Law based on census data.  As public libraries chartered by the NYS Department of Education, we say LIBRARIES ARE EDUCATION - we provide technology, materials and programming that support our local students and allow other individuals to continue independent learning and self-enrichment.

Budget Vote/Trustee Election Results

The combined New City/West Nyack library budget of $6,211,062 was passed with a vote of 285 in favor and 97 against.  Three trustees were elected:  Anthony Feliciano with 117 votes, Phyllis Morena with 135, and Joseph Reiter with 113.  Thank you to everyone who came out to vote!

Digital Content now searchable within library catalog

Search results in the Enterprise library catalog now include digital content that can be accessed directly from the Overdrive website with one click.  Ebooks, digital audiobooks, and streaming movies can be checked out (or placed on hold) without having to make a separate visit to the Digital Download Center found under the "Find an Item" tab on our homepage.

Digital content will be clearly identified as "Electronic Format" on the results page.

Another new feature is the "Buy It Now" button.  This allows you to purchase titles if you so desire - a portion of the sale will go to benefit  our library system.  Something to think about if you have to read (or listen to or watch) it right now!

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