The library is still closed, but I'm checking in with you mid-month to share about a few new services we have to offer!
We're now offering access to Hoopla, with more than 750,000 free eBooks, digital audiobooks, comics, music albums, movies, and TV! Items borrowed through Hoopla can be borrowed by multiple people at once -- which means every item is instantly available on demand! You can borrow a maximum of 5 items every month. Download the Hoopla app or visit hoopladigital.com to get started. Need help? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've also begun offering virtual classes and events for children and adults. Joelle, our Youth Services Librarian, has put together Virtual Storytimes (new storytime added every Wednesday) and has begun a Cool Science at Home series (new video added every 2-3 weeks).
For grown-ups, we're offering live virtual events, including our first Virtual Book Club. We'll be discussing The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai. The book is available on Hoopla as an eBook and as a digital audiobook. We hope you'll join us for the book discussion on Monday, May 4!
For the most up-to-date information about library operations, when we will reopen, and any temporary changes to our services when we reopen, please visit our website: www.castletonpubliclibrary.org. We miss you and look forward to seeing you when we reopen! If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us -- email me at email@example.com or call 518-732-0879.
Virtual Events & Meetings - Live
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. A recording and full transcription of the meeting will be available at a later date.
Please note that you will need connection information to attend this meeting (held virtually via Zoom). Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for connection information.
Virtual Book Chat
Tuesday, April 21, 8:00-8:40 p.m.
Reading anything interesting? Join us on Zoom as as we get together to talk about what we're reading! For adults. Please note: You will need a password to participate in the book chat.
Our staff are available to respond to your questions and to troubleshoot issues connecting to digital resources. Send an email to email@example.com or call 518-732-0879.
WiFi Outside Our Building
Our WiFi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the public WiFi at the picnic table on the front lawn, or alongside the building on Stimpson Avenue (the signal is strongest near the front of the building). Just look for the network called "Castleton Public Library." There's no password to connect!
The Upper Hudson Library System hosts a great collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and streaming video on OverDrive. It's easier than ever to enjoy them on your desktop computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card. Learn more on the UHLS OverDrive Getting Started page.
The Upper Hudson Library System hosts a great collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks, comics, music, TV, and movies on Hoopla. Enjoy popular titles without having to wait -- titles can be used by multiple users at once, on demand! Please note that each person is limited to 5 checkouts per month.
Use Flipster to read the complete contents of our most popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up - your library card grants you access from wherever you are. Titles include People, The New Yorker, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Martha Stewart Living, and Real Simple.
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
NOVEL NY gives communities across New York State online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other references. No library card required when accessing from anywhere in New York State.