Monthly Archives June 2018

A Major Improvement to Our Overdrive Platform

If you read eBooks or audiobooks using Overdrive, then there are some changes underway. Until recently, each public library in Westchester had its own Overdrive account. So too did the Westchester Library System (WLS). So if you were a White Plains cardholder, and were searching for a title, you had to check both our White Plains account and the WLS account. This week, the Overdrive collections from the 38 public libraries in Westchester, along with the WLS collection, have come together to share our digital books and become, effectively, one collection. Why is this a good thing? It means that
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Categories: Featured and Homepage.

Puppet Playtime with Nicola Rose

Actress and puppeteer Nicola Rose will bring her repertoire of interactive games, songs and stories to the Library for an 11:00 a.m. performance on Wednesday, July 11th.  “’Puppet Playtime’ is a series of short vignettes—games and stories—for toddlers and pre-schoolers,” she says. “I will be handing out scarves, toys and musical instruments so that the kids can play along with me. They will be very much involved.” The Bronx-based Rose is a Columbia University graduate and received a master’s degree in theater from the Sorbonne in Paris, where she studied for two years.  She is an accomplished independent film producer
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Categories: Events and Kids.

We’re Fine Free!

We want kids to read. So we are eliminating one of the biggest impediments kids face: late fees on children’s and young adult materials. A public library’s most important responsibility is to develop readers. And research has shown that having books in the home is a critical factor in becoming a reader. But the sad fact is, too many young people can’t borrow books because of outstanding fines. But even though we are removing fines, kids and their caregivers will still be responsible for returning all library material—or else risk having their account suspended. How this works: We expect all
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Categories: Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Board Meeting Documents for June 13th, 2018

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes – 06-13-18 06-13-18 Combined Agenda Documents 06-13-18 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 05-09-18 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2a – Budget Report – May 2018 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 20 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 21 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 22 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – May 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – May 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Collections Management Report – May 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – May 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems
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Categories: Trustee Documents.