Library News

Play & Learn Social Story

Social Stories are simple ways of showing every day things and events. They help people feel more comfortable before doing something new by giving them an idea of what to expect.
Come take a look at our Play & Learn Social Story.

Net Neutrality Repealed. What does that mean?

The FCC voted today to repeal Net Neutrality putting the Internet into the market.  Some say that the marketplace is the best place for the Internet and it will remove the government from micromanaging yet another service.  Others argue that this will create expensive barriers to access. Love it or hate it; we’ll all have […]

Books Abound

After noticing that the leisure-reading books used by seniors at the East Fishkill Community Center were looking a little “tired,” our Board Trustee Traci Suppa recently brought over two boxes of books to freshen their collection. These paperbacks went unsold at our Book Sale in October, but they’ve found a new home! Pictured next to […]

2017 Library Vote – UPDATE

Thank you for coming out to vote on the library’s budget and trustees.  The vote results are as follows: YES – 113 NO – 18 JUDITH H. SMITH – 117 JOHN E. MERLINO – 121 ROBERTA M. WIENER – 112 TRACI L. SUPPA – 121   The East Fishkill Public Library District vote is scheduled […]

Social Stories

  There’s a new story at the East Fishkill Community Library! It’s called a Social Story – and do you know why?  Because it will help you to feel more social by helping you see the Library before you even walk through the doors. Lots of kids and adults feel better about going someplace new […]

2016 Annual Report to the Community

2016 was a good year and it was busy.  Your Library is filled with stories; some are on the shelves and some take place inside your home when you open a book.  And some just don’t come up in conversation – which is why we love to gather the facts and present them to you […]

Expanded Hours for Tech Help

Did you know that we offer one on one help for your tech questions?  Just stop by on: Tuesday from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM Our technologically savvy staff will assist you with setting up that new phone, iPad, laptop or tablet. They can also help with specific software […]

It’s a family affair…

Happy moments and sad, in every age and stage… our families provide us our greatest joys- and sometimes, our biggest dilemmas! We have two specialized collections to help you no matter what you’re facing. Parenting, with a mix of books and DVDs, deals with pregnancy through the tween years. Our Family Care collection items deal with […]

Unscheduled Closings

‘Tis the season for for watching the weather.  When it’s bad for travel, we may have to close. We post unscheduled library closings in a number of places: Cancellations.com (you can sign up to be notified by email when we post a closing) The library web page The library facebook page (Have you liked us […]

HOOPLA

Big news! 🙂 HOOPLA provides instantaneous use of eBooks, movies, TV shows, eAudiobooks, music, comics and graphic novels.  You can use it on your computer, phone or tablet – and some of the content can be downloaded so that you don’t need to be connected use it which is great for commuting by car or […]

Brain Games every Monday afternoon

The Library is partnering with the Dutchess County Office of the Aging to offer Brain Games  here at the Library.  This program is held weekly on Monday afternoon from 2-3 pm in the Cross. No registration required, come when you can.  Your brain will thank you.    

Consumer Reports Available Online

Consumer Reports, everyone’s favorite source for good purchasing advice, is available online to card-holders in the Mid-Hudson Library System. What does this mean for you?  It means that you can search the full-text of Consumer Reports from home by signing in with your library card.  It’s that simple. Researching generators? Cell phone plans?  Need some […]

Field Goods

East Fishkill Community Library is now a pickup location for Field Goods – every Friday.

Ready, Steady, Strong! Building a reader just got easier!

We have an impressive collection of fiction for children, and the choices can seem endless. While options are always a good thing, sometimes too many can be overwhelming! And when your child is looking for their “just right” book, shelf upon shelf of selection may be downright off-putting. So, we have re-organized our fiction collection […]

Courtesy Notices – ELF

Let Elf help you keep control of your library stuff.

When is a problem not a problem?

“There is a problem with your record. Please see a librarian.” Wait- what?              You have no fines- you just wanted to reserve that new mystery!                   Problem? What problem?! Well, there isn’t actually a problem… it’s just that your library card […]

Come on over… or we’ll come to you!

Looking for a free field trip? Searching for a speaker for a PTA or mom’s group? Out of ideas for a scout troop go-see? What about the library?! We have hosted nursery school classes for storytimes, given Tiger Scouts library tours, made crafts with summer camps, and spoken about community service to High School clubs. Scavenger […]

Zinio for Libraries – eMagazines

Starting 1/1/16, Zinio for Libraries will be expanded to 90 titles through the magic of shared resources.  Our patrons love eMagazines so much that other libraries took a look and b’gosh, they loved it too.  So all of the libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System banded together to make a group purchase. What does this […]

When Seven & Fourteen Aren’t Enough

Great news for all of you who borrow eBooks and eAudioBooks from the library.  You have a new option of checking out digital material for 21 days.  Twenty-one wonderful days of reading and listening and not having to rush through because the book is going to disappear just when Hercule Poirot says, “And the killer […]

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Low Vision? Listen Up!

If you have low vision or any other physical handicap that keeps you from reading books the traditional way, there’s a FREE audio-book player just waiting for an invitation to come to your home.  Through a federally mandated program run by the state, the Talking Book and Braille Library in Albany will send eligible participants […]

Quiet Study

Monday through Saturday, the Cross Room is available for quiet study when not in use by community groups or for library programs. Availability will vary depending on scheduling, so please check at the Circulation Desk if you’d like to use the room.  We also ask that you relocate to the main library if informed that […]

Catalog+

Introducing Catalog+. One search will return results that include all of the traditional things that you’re used to PLUS database articles. Another plus, you can now download eBooks straight from the catalog. Read on for more details.

HeritageQuest Online

We’re welcoming back an old friend – HeritageQuest ™ Online.  You can use HeritageQuest from home, search census records from 1790 to 1940, search books, the Persi Archive, the Freedman’s Banks and more. To access HeritageQuest, you’ll need a valid library card. Stay tuned for library events on genealogy and HeritageQuest specifically!

Navigating Health Care? We can help.

Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN) is a designated navigator in our area for enrollment assistance in the NYS Health Marketplace.  You can make an appointment for this FREE service by calling 800-453-4666. If you can’t get an appointment here, MISN will find another convenient place for you to meet with your navigator. Don’t be misled […]