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Summer Reading Program
starts June 30 with our Kick-Off: A Pot Luck Picnic With Rascal the Clown!
July 6 Book&BBQ 12Noon to 2PM
See our calendar for more information!
Plattekill is awarded a Homework Help Center Grant : Mentor will help 1st to 12 grade with homework on Mondays and Thursdays 3:30 to 6pm
Plattekill Library was awarded $2,000 by the Mid Hudson Library System for a "Language Diversity" proposal. After reviewing the Plattekill Library proposal to add Spanish Language programs and materials, and conduct sign-language classes in conjunction with the Milton Library, MHLS' grants committee awarded Plattekill $2,000.00, a sum $500 more than the grant's original amount of $1,500.00. This was attributed to our innovative plan. Bilingual Storyhours Start in November- see our calendar.
Are you tired of the Internet's version of Telemarketing, those annoying Pop-up ads? Download a utility to stop them by clicking on: www.panicware.com
It also stops pop-up windows, such as CNN's vote-on-something, and the Time.com info pop-ups, but you can also turn the stopper off.
Summer Reading Program. Finished August 18th with over 100 children in our area reading hundreds of books and having tons of fun!- see you next year!
Library Director John Georghiou spoke about Plattekill's Satellite Internet connection at the American Library Association convention on June 16th.
- Satellite Internet Connection Stop by for a test drive on one of our 6 public PCs. Equipment paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation See the details!
- Do-It-Your-Self Inter-Loans A.K.A. "System Holds" also A.K.A. "Request a Title"- you (from any Internet PC) can place a book on hold at any Mid-Hudson System library and have it sent here for pick up! Click on the Catalog Page!
- Gates Computers Arrive- 1/31/2001- 5 new PCs from the Gates Foundation are up and running the latest software for Adults and Kids- Microsoft Office's latest version of Word, Excel, Access, etc.. and Tutorials to learn them!
- Encarta Africana was also included by the Gates Foundation, and we are running it on 5 PCs! Stop by and learn a few thousand facts!
- Career Zone This PC is reserved for job seekers and is loaded with links to web sites to help find employment.
- Card Catalog Computer We kept the traditional card catalog and added a computer station in the adult room to let you look for books electronically.
The Biggest News is the expansion of the Library's capabilities during the past year.
If you don't know what that means, come on in and see us sometime (soon!).
To continue our improvements, we need your help. Tell us what you want. Give us some suggestions, feedback, or criticism. We need a Friends Of The Library group and more people on our Board of Trustees. But we also need help in a number of other ways.
What can you do? Talk to us. Let us know how we can serve you better. Can you volunteer something? What kind of programs would you like to see here? Tell us!