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LIBRARY BOARD MEETING JULY 6 AT 5 PM

IMPORTANT BUILDING UPDATE
The next chapter in our building restoration story is about to begin. The lintel, the steel beam over the front doors on which the marble and granite rest, has heavy rust and rust jacking and does not meet the requirements to support the existing load. Work will begin on Monday and continue through to early July to replace the lintel.
The library will be closed Monday June 20 through Monday July 4. This is when the heavy work is scheduled – removing the granite stones and marble over the doors, replacing the lintel and then putting all the pieces back together. Please avoid the building during this time.
If the weather cooperates and all goes as planned, we will reopen on Tuesday July 5 at 10 am.
Things to know while we’re closed:
  • E-mail will be the best way to contact us. Questions can be sent to circdesk@carmellibrary.org.
  • Due dates have been extended to July 5 for items due June 20 to July 4.
  • The book drop box will not be accessible. Please hold on to items you would like to return until the Library reopens or return items to any Mid-Hudson Library.
  • Stop in to stock up on some good books, a few magazines, a board game and those old movies you’ve been meaning to watch, but do it no later than 1 pm on Saturday June 18.

THINGS TO KNOW WHILE WE ARE CLOSED

The library will be closed Monday June 20 through Monday July 4.  This is when the heavy work is scheduled – shoring the building, removing the granite stones and marble over the doors, replacing the lintel and then putting all the pieces back together.  Please avoid the building during this time.  If the weather cooperates and all goes as planned, we will reopen on Tuesday July 5 at 10 am.

While we’re closed:

  • E-mail will be the best way to contact us.  Questions can be sent to circdesk@carmellibrary.org
  • Due dates have been extended to July 5 for items due June 20 to July 4
  • The book drop will not be accessible.  Please hold on to items you would like to return until the library reopens or return items to any Mid-Hudson library
  • Explore and enjoy the library’s many on-line resources

COMCAST KNOW YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY SERIES

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The local Comcast Station recently completed a short video on Reed Library, Know Your Local Library.  Take a look!

ONLINE PATRON SELF-REGISTRATION

Having trouble getting to the library but eager to use some of the great resources the library now has available?  We can help!

You can now register for a library card online and gain  access to our digital content including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, streaming music and videos and digital magazines.  Click “Library Card” on our homepage and complete the form.  A library card number and PIN will be emailed to you, giving you access to the full Reed digital library!

eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive for Kids

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

hoopla!

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Carmel library patrons can download thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks  for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.  There is no waiting to borrow and items are automatically returned at the end of the loan period (video lends for 72 hours, music lends for 7 days and audiobooks lend for 21 days).  Visit hoopladigital.com and get started!