Some Exciting News...
On October 31st, 2014, an updated version of Enterprise, our online catalog, was launched. You can access Enterprise at home by clicking the Library Catalog button at the top of this page. This new version will include eResources Central (eRC), a new SirsiDynix module which integrates digital downloads (ebooks, audiobooks, videos and music) within the public catalog. This allows library users to preview content in the catalog and download content directly from the catalog to their device (kindle, nook, etc.). You must be signed into your account to do so (to get into your library account, click "Log In" at the top right of the Library Catalog window and sign in).
In addition, a new feature has been added - BUY IT NOW. BUY IT NOW allows users at home (you cannot use this feature on the Library's 2 computers that are dedicated to the library catalog) to purchase the item that they need. The Ramapo Cataskill Library System (RCLS), on behalf of its member libraries, will receive a share of the selling price, about 5%. This revenue will be used to help offset our library's fees.
Please do not feel, however that if our Library does not own a copy of an item, and you are not able to get the item through inter-library loan, that you must purchase it. Instead, stop by our Library and let us know what it is you need; if it is within our budgetary parameters and selection process, we will gladly purchase this item for our Library for your use.
In order to ensure that you are aware that there are copies in the library system, the "Holds" and Copies" information is now in red in the catalog to make it more evident.
If you do click on the Buy It Now button, a splash screen will appear telling you about the feature and allowing you to go back to the catalog without buying it by exiting the splash screen. If you do choose to buy it, click the Continue button in the splash screen and a price comparison screen of various vendors participating in the program will pop-up. The offerings include both new and used material for purchase.
If you have any questions about these new features, please visit us and see one of our supervisors or the Library Director; we are always happy to help!
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
The Greenwood Lake Public Library Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 7:30pm. The public is welcome to attend.
Downloadable Book Information
(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.
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 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, 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.