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United Way COVID 19 Resource Guide

Updated 6/25/2020

Click HERE to access Rockland County information on grocery and pharmacy services, testing locations, food and health services, unemployment, and more.  

StoryTime with Fran on Wednesdays will now be LIVE!

Starting on Wednesday, June 17, Miss Fran's Wednesday StoryTime will change from a prerecorded video to a LIVE show on Facebook!  Tune in on the Blauvelt Free Library Page at 2 pm for music, stories and fun!... and have your adult caregiver type in a hello so Miss Fran can see you're watching!

Blauvelt Free Library UPDATES

Click HERE for a handy chart of the services we provide as we transition from phase to phase. We will update as necessary, so check back often.

Library Services Delivered in Phases beginning June 1st

Beginning June 1, key staff will be in the building from 9 - 5 weekdays. We are offering remote services for which you may call ahead -- curbside pickup, home delivery. We pull the materials, check them out to your card and leave them outside the door for pickup or walk them to your car.

No holds are being placed on materials while our delivery drivers collect and return all items that have been quarantined in member libraries these past three months. Local holds (for items we have in the building) can be placed beginning June 22. Beginning August 10, or possibly earlier, holds can be placed from libraries only within our regional delivery run: Orangeburg, Nanuet, Nyack, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tappan, Tuxedo Park.

Notaries services are conducted outside the building at the red door entry or in the vestibule if raining. Facemasks are required for all notary transactions. If you have documents to be copied or faxed, slide them through the MANY HAPPY RETURNS slot at the left of the front door, and we will be happy to send or make them for you.

You can register for a new library card online at our website under the YOUR CARD > APPLY for a CARD tab, with the provision that as soon as the public is permitted inside the building, you would show proof of residence to complete your application and ensure that your card remains active. Your card number is immediately available for use. You can also click here to fill out the form: Online library card registration

The library is in the process of installing a walk-up window in the next month. Unfortunately, we have no exact timeframe for when people will be permitted inside the building. Phased-in services are expected to follow this sequence: Remote services only and virtual programs (mostly for children) | walk-up window once it's installed | lobby service but closed stacks | people permitted inside with facemasks and social distancing | much later, tutoring and gathering onsite, as well as resumption of library programs.

All phases are predicated upon a safe and healthy society with few setbacks.

845 359-2811
To reach any of our staff by phone

Library Director
Laura Grunwerg
lgrunwerg@rcls.org

Manager of Programs / Public Relations / Social Media
Barry Koch
bkoch@rcls.org

Reference and Computer / Device Quest‭ions
Kyle Craig
kcraig@rcls.org

Children's and Teen
Marybeth Darnobid
mdarnobid@rcls.org

Assistant Director | Head of Reference Services
Tonie Ann D'Angelo
tdangelo@rcls.org

 

QUICK ASSIST REMOTE TECH SUPPORT

Introducing Quick Assist. If your computer runs Windows versions 7 through 10, we can offer you remote help for some technical issues via a program called Quick Assist that is already installed on your computer (it is part of Windows). Quick Assist allows a remote user to view or take control of your computer using a code that is emailed to you. If you are looking for help with technical matters related to your computer, laptop, please contact Kyle at 845 359-2811 or email at kcraig@rcls.org to set up a time to connect remotely and troubleshoot your problems away!

Our Town Newspaper available in free e-edition

If you miss picking up a free copy of the "Our Town" newspaper at the library, you can request the weekly edition be sent automatically to the email address you provide.

Visit >   http://www.ourtownnews.com/

Click the Request the Paper tab.
 
Click on the link in the first paragraph >  "Click to receive the free e-edition"
 
Fill out the form and you're good to go.
 
Get Free Access to Tumblebook Online Library Databases while the library is closed

TumbleBook Online Library has generously provided free, unlimited access to their complete database of children's and teens eBooks -- and associated databases of Audiobooks -- for all ages of Blauvelt Free Library patrons through August 31, 2020. You may read (or listen to) as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no checkouts, holds or lengthy downloads, and books are available instantly.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it or have it read to you.

Use these links for immediate free access to the TumbleBook databases:

CLICK for TumbleBook Library of K-6 eBooks

CLICK for Tumble Math Library of K-6 Math eBooks

CLICK for Teen BookCloud library of grades 7 - 12 eBooks

TumbleBook's associated Online Libraries also include AUDIOBOOKS:

CLICK for Audio BookCloud library of audiobooks for ALL AGES

CLICK for Romance BookCloud Library of steamy Romance audiobooks

The 2020 U. S. Census

The Blauvelt Free Library is proud to support the 2020 United States Census by providing resources, both online (see bottom of page) and onsite at the library. We will also provide computers and WiFi*.  

If you have questions, please take a look at our CENSUS INFO PAGE, stop by or give us a call at 845-359-2811. Although we cannot legally help you complete the questionnaire, our Reference staff can help with general questions and information or point you in the right direction.

* Please note our wireless network is OPEN and therefore not secure. You are welcome to use your own devices, but do so at your own risk.

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