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Thanksgiving Closings

The library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and all day Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving. Please have a safe and happy holiday. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th. We are very thankful for our wonderful patrons.

Notary Hours

The library has reinstituted regular hours (that's pre-pandemic hours) after the Labor Day weekend. We are now open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. At present, we do not have a Notary during evening hours (after 5pm). We do have Notaries all day Saturday and Sunday. We hope to have an evening Notary shortly. It's always best to call first, although appointments are not required. Please bring photo ID with you, and do not sign anything before you arrive.

NY Project Hope | Coping with CoVid

The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester is providing a free counseling service in Rockland County for persons having difficulty coping with all things CoVid. They offer free one-to-one sessions with a crisis counselor as well as referrals to essential mental health services.

Project Hope Crisis Counselor Hotline at 845 580-2022

Email or call Project Director, John English > Englishj@mhawestchester.org  > 914 317-2503

CoVid Update re: Library Services WATCH THIS SPACE!

We are closely monitoring the incidence of CoVid cases in the Hamlet. We understand that there is a new, fast-spreading XBB subvariant of Omicron, which does not respond to previous treatment protocols. Watch this space for the latest news on the mask front, and please note that mask-wearing, should it be reinstated, will be enforced regardless of vaccination status. The most recent CoVid cases are among people who have been vaxed and boosted -- and many have had CoVid before.

As of November 14th, there are 12 active cases of CoVid in Blauvelt, down from 16 in the previous count. Please note that this "dashboard" only indicates the number of cases that have been reported. We have no way of knowing the actual number of people infected with the virus. We will keep you in the loop via MailChimp notification (if we have your email in our database), and through our website, Facebook page and by our phone prompt as to our status. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura at 845 359-2811.To view the Rockland County CoVid Dashboard, which tabulates the number of cases in your town, visit: https://rockland-covid-19-portal-rockland.hub.arcgis.com/theapps/rockland-county-covid-19-dashboard/explore

For CoVid information (New York State Vaccination Plan, testing sites, travel advisory, et al), consult: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/

Quick Assist Remote Tech Support

If your computer runs Windows versions 7 through 11, 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 desktop computer or laptop, please email Emmanuel at epena@rcls.org to set up a time to connect remotely and troubleshoot your problems away!

Why the Blauvelt Free Library Is Not Joining the Other South Orangetown Central School District Libraries in their Plan to Consolidate and Form a Special District

Some of you may have heard about a plan to combine the libraries in our school district into a single entity with each existing library building becoming a branch of the new organization. The Blauvelt Free Library is opposed to this consolidation because we will lose our autonomy as a non-profit and would have to adopt a civil service model, which would limit our ability to provide the personalized, responsive (and sometimes miraculous) services that are a hallmark of our library. Please click HERE for a more detailed statement and to gain a better understanding of our position. -- Laura Grunwerg, Library Director

Five Books

Five Books has asked well over 1,000 authors, academics and public figures to recommend the best five books in their field – and to explain their choices in an interview. These lists have been created by readers using their interactive tool. Browse them all or make your own!

How to find a lost or stolen cellphone

Ever wonder what might happen if you lost your smart phone or worse, had it stolen?  There are actually a few things you can do to help locate your phone -- all from your computer (or borrowed smart phone / device that connects to the Internet). Click HERE to learn more.  

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