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Unattended Bags and Drinks

Your staff should be more concerned when patrons leave large bags unattended. Also, no beverages should be allowed.

Unattended bags can be concerning. Our staff strives to remind everyone not to leave any of their belongings behind. This is a public space with all that entails.  Currently, only covered beverages are allowed such as bottles of water. 

New titles on Nooks

We've just added more bestselling titles to our eReaders.  So if you find yourself waiting and waiting for a new release, why not take one of our Nooks out for a spin?  On them you'll find The Fault in Our Stars, Little Failure, One More Thing, and more.  With over 80 titles on each Nook, you're sure to find something to suit your taste.  (And if you currently have one checked out, be sure to click on the refresh button in the Library view while you are connected to the internet so that you can see the new additions).  Please do us a favor and fill out the survey at the address listed on the inside of the cover of the Nook when you check it out.  We want your feedback!  

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees

Where is the Director's Report to the Board of Trustees for January, February and March?

The January and February reports are now available. The reports are prepared for the board meetings which take place on the third week of the month. Please expect the March report at that time.

Click here for the January Report.

Click here for the February report.

Past Book Lists

Need to have a list of books already taken out so we don't have to say I had this or I have seen this before.

Libraries don't keep backlists of your book in order to protect your privacy. Under the Patriot Act, any such saved list would have to be given to the police when requested. We apologize for the resulting inconvience.

Copy Machine Table

Please place a table next to the copier. Your older machine had a shelf to hold paper. Thank you.

The copier machine is currently in a temporary location. When our construction has finished, it will be moved to a more accessible area with more room to spread out.

Shelf Height

Placement of audio cassette shelve too high and too low for senior sto see- very difficult to locate cassettes.

New Book shelves- too high for seniors to see or reach. Step stools too dangerous to use safely.

The main issue with our shelving is space. While we try to provide our materials in the most convient way possible, its difficult to contain a comprehensive collection in our existing space without using vertical real estate. With that in mind, we do our best to keep the collections fresh and free of titles that cause clutter. Whenever possible we don't utilize the top and bottom shelves.

New DVD Releases for March 4th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, March 4th.  They are:

12 Years A Slave

Old Boy

Also added this week are:

Dallas Buyers Club

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Upcoming Events

Put the winter blues behind you and escape your cabin fever by coming to the library for some fascinating programming.  Ever heard of Etsy? It’s an online marketplace where artisans and crafters of all kinds sell their wares. Join us on Thursday, March 13 at 7PM and learn how you can set up your own Etsy shop.  

Leave New York behind and escape to the Andes with Professor Emeritus Barry Kass, who will take you to the mountains of Peru with photo lecture on Monday, March 17 at 2PM. You can also stay local on Wednesday, March 19 at 2PM  by hearing an update on the Tappan Zee Bridge project or on Sunday, March 25 at 2PM when students, administrator and community activists delve into the divisive situation in the East Ramapo school district.  

If your health has suffered from a winter spent locked away, then come over on Wednesday, March 5 at 1:30 PM for the Stay Fit Seniors presentation or stop by on Wednesday, March 26 at 1PM for an up-to-date talk on nutrition by Alice Kaufman.

New Mysteries March 2014

Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton
Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair
Dead Water by Ann Cleeves
Setup Man by T.T. Monday
Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan
Killer's Island by Anna Jansson
Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Who Thinks Evil by Michael Kurland
Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Constantini
Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley
Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
Red Road by Denise Mina
Lion Plays Rough by Lachlan Smith
Death's Dark Shadow by Sally Spencer

Circulation Update

Juvenile audiovisual material, DVDs, CDs, and DS games are now located in the Children's Library.  You'll find these items on new shelving, which allows you to make your selctions (no more browse cards) and bring them directly to the Circulation desk in the lobby for checkout.  Yes, you can use the self-charging stations to checkout AV material!  First, scan your library card barcode. Next, locate the New City Library barcode on the item, place the case barcode up in the V-shaped well and push it up through the scan line.  Staff is available to guide you through the process or check your material out.  If you are returning these items inside the library bring them directly to the main Circulation desk or drop in the convenient return slot.  

We hope this major change improves your library experience.  DVDs, CDs and DS games are all within your reach and checking out will be a pleasure for you and staff.  Note, adult AV material is still located on the lower level.

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