Building Improvements, Financial Fitness, Summer Reading Highlights and more
Howland Public Library eNews          2015 l fourteen
More Building Improvements Coming This Fall!

This fall, Howland Public Library will be making a substantial upgrade to the public restrooms and the front entrance. These improvements include an ADA-compliant, energy-efficient airlock entry and accessible restrooms. During the construction, the library may be closed briefly while the doors are being replaced. In addition, the renovation of the restrooms will create a period of time when there will be no public restrooms available, and use of the Community Room will be limited. As soon as we have dates and details we will let the public know. These enhancements will increase access to the library for all users.

These improvements are being made, in part, thanks to the Public Library Construction Grant Program from the State of New York State Education Department: New York State Library.

Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, September 8th,  1:30 - 3pm

This month's selection is the classic novel "Stoner" by John Williams. Read the novel, then join us for a lively conversation.
New members are always welcome!
Financial Fitness Workshop 

Join Adrienne Haynes as she presents a two-session (three hour total) course on topics such as developing a spending plan by calculating income and expenses, understanding and reviewing credit reports, setting goals and more.

See Front Desk staff to register and pick up necessary information packets.

Session One: Tuesday 9/10, 6 - 7:30pm
Session Two: 9/17, 6 - 7:30pm

This course is free and open to all residents of Dutchess County. Ms. Haynes is a Housing Counselor with Hudson River Housing, Inc. For more information, contact the NeighborWorks Homeownership Center of Dutchess County at 845.454.9288.
Finding Your Balance to Achieve
Your Life Goals
Tuesday, September 15th, 6 - 7:30pm 

Join life coach, Susan Piro, as she explores exciting strategies at this informative workshop to help you gain more rewarding experiences in work and life. Free. No registration required. Ms. Piro is also a corporate leader and "Coach U" graduate.  

 To learn more, go to

The Summer Reading Program ended with style....

Thank you for making our 2015 Summer Reading Program such a success. Over 1,000 children enjoyed our 33 fun filled, interactive and educational programs this summer. The "Hero" theme was a big hit...from super heroes to community heroes, to the hero within us all! It all came to close with the Julie Chibbaro's book launch/ 1980's dance party! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Check out our Summer Reading Highlights slideshow here!
Adult Services Librarian, Alison Herrero welcomes patrons at the
Summer Reading Kickoff!
Adult Summer Reading Wrap-up

This year's Adult Summer Reading Program was definitely an Escape from the Ordinary! Our creative workshops, cultural performances and lectures were enjoyed by over 200 people. There was truly something for everyone from sculpting in clay to designing a garden to learning to plan nutritious meals. We have even more exciting programs planned for the fall! Stay tuned...

Nearly 60 readers participated in our annual Reader Reviews Raffle. Four lucky reviewers won gift certificates to Yankee Clipper Diner, Alps Sweet Shop, Beacon Natural Market and Batt's Florist.  We love reading your reviews! Here are a few examples. 

Title: Capital Dames 
Author: Cokie Roberts 
Review: "Cokie Roberts writes a page-turner. I rate this book highly because it focuses on the women during the period of the Civil War and because she fills her pages with historical facts about these women (their place in history) and with descriptions that help them jump off the page." 
Stars: 5  
Title: Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog 
Author: Pamela S. Turner 
Reviewer: Jan 
Review: "Suggested by a Librarian, I have read [this book] to others with handkerchief in hand. I am looking forward to the recent DVD "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" with an American setting. If you like this, try "Balto" and/or "Greyfriars Bobby." Let's hear it for the dogs!" 
Stars: 5 
Title: Reykjavik Nights 
Author: Arnaldur Indridason 
Review: "The story is interesting only so far as it's set in Iceland, a country I know so little about. However, the plot is a little thin and the writing uninspiring." 
Stars: 2

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