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are free to all East Ramapo Central School District residents, property
owners and employees of the school district. Employees of businesses,
summer residents and non-residents willing to pay membership fees
may also qualify. Please call the library to determine if you qualify.
may be obtained by presenting one form of picture identification
verifying current name and East Ramapo School District address,
or a picture ID with one additional form of address.
picture IDs include:
-NYS DMV identification card
-Senior Citizen’s identification card
-Official school ID or bus pass
-Voter registration card
-Property tax bill
If you do not
have a picture ID, it might be possible to issue a library card for
use at Finkelstein Library only. (Borrowing from the area’s other
independent libraries is governed by agreement by all members of the Ramapo-
Catskill Library System, which includes the picture ID requirement.)
For further information,call
the library at 845-352-5700, ext. 250.
Check out these great ways to use your library card and library.
1. Download an e-book. (Over three-quarters of libraries offer access to e-books. E-book readers are available for check-out at nearly 40 percent of libraries.)
2. Not sure how to download an e-book on your new device? A librarian can show you how. Take a workshop on how to use your e-reader or other gadgets.
3. Use a computer to finish a school project. (Over 62 percent of library outlets report they are the only provider of free public computer and Internet access in their communities.)
4. Use free high-speed Wi-Fi. (Almost 91 percent of public library outlets offer wireless Internet access.)
5. Learn spreadsheets and budgeting in a Microsoft Excel class. (More than 90 percent of public libraries now offer formal technology training.)
6. Learn how to edit your family vacation video.
7. Find love at the library: check out a romance novel.
8. Attend a library game night.
9. Take the kids to a free movie or pick up a DVD to watch together at home.
10. Attend a family crafts workshop.
11. Attend preschool story hour with your child.
12. Start a parents & teens book club.
13. Ask for a recommended reading list for your kids.
14. Enroll your child in a summer reading program.
15. Save money while spending quality time: plan a family afternoon at place that's free - the library!
16. Build your young reader's self esteem by letting her read aloud at the library.
17. Check out a free pass to a world class museum.
18. Launch your future: Get free assistance with job searches, resume writing and interviewing tips.
19. Use the library computers to apply for a job online or check out materials to help study for a certification exam.
20. Research your term paper.
21. Get help with homework for children and teens
22. Get ready for the SAT with online test-prep services.
23. Explore new opportunities and research technical schools, community colleges and universities.
24. Figure out how to pay for college at a free library seminar.
25. Learn about local candidates for office and pick up information on voter registration.
26. Book a meeting room for your club or community organization.
27. Learn about the history of your city or town.
28. Spend an hour with a "living book"; see if your library has a list of local experts who can share their knowledge on different subjects - like knitting, taxes, or training for a triathalon - or simply share a bit about themselves.
29. Get involved – join your library's Friends group or teen advisory board.
30. Check out your favorite graphic novel.
31.Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel.
32. Research before you buy. Access an online consumer guide on the library's website.
33. Learn how to manage your money at a free financial planning seminar.
34. Search out tips for building your retirement nest egg.
35. Learn how to write a business plan.
36. Get new ideas for redecorating your house.
37. Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel.
38.…then research WWII espionage…
39.…then find a quiet spot to plug in your laptop and begin your own novel.
40. Use style guides to write a bibliography for your new book.
41. Learn how to self-publish – and market – your new book.
42. Take a cooking class.
43. Learn a new language with books or online language-learning software.
44. Broaden your world by checking out cookbooks of foods from other cultures.
45. Borrow or download an audio book for your next road trip or commute.
46. See a new art exhibit.
47. Volunteer as a literacy tutor.
48. Find a new hobby.
49. Enjoy a concert.
50.…then borrow some sheet music.
51. Use free online tools to research your family tree.
52. Empower yourself through home improvement: check out a book on learning how to fix that leaky faucet.
53. Find a quiet spot, curl up with a good book and enjoy.
54. Take a fitness class.
55. Talk mysteries with people who like mysteries, too, at a library book club.
56. Find the best resources on how to preserve that photo of your great grandmother.
57. Get growing! Check out seeds to plant in your backyard or community garden.
58. Go back in time: use databases or microfiche to access early newspapers or rent a "classic" movie, like "Gone With the Wind."
59. Learn new knitting techniques and get new patterns at our free classes.