Blue Skies

It’s Tuesday and the Library Concedes Defeat

It’s still pretty snowy and most of the staff isn’t plowed out from under, so we have to chalk one up to Juno.  The library is closed all day today.    

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Tax Forms Update

We recently received word from the IRS that they only have sufficient funding to send a supply of the following Federal forms to the library for free distribution to patrons: 1040 US Individual Income Tax Return 1040 A US Individual Income Tax Return (short form) 1040 EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers […]

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Tip – Your eBooks..

Two very nice things with eBooks that you borrow from the library: Once your account is set up in Overdrive, you can search and borrow directly from the catalog.  Give it a try – it works with eBooks and eAudiobooks. Your eBook checkouts (“print” and audio) now show in your account – so everything is […]

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Winter Weather

‘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 […]

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Homework Help

Last year, we were able to offer free math homework help but this year it’s even better.  Starting Monday, October 20, we’ll be offering free  homework help for grades K – 5.  Any subject at all.  The  volunteers of the John Jay Math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Chapter can handle it all!! Homework Help […]

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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.

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TEEN GEEK Department is Open for Business

The TEEN GEEK Department has been renewed for another year thanks to a generous grant from Dutchess County.  You know what this means?  It means that the guys with the broken glasses are back to help you set up email, learn Facebook, download eBooks and answer pretty much all of your tech questions. So bring […]

Zinio – Online Magazines for Libraries

We are pleased to offer a new service for East Fishkill patrons*  – Zinio Digital Magazines. Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines. You can check out a magazine to read on your iPhone  iPad  Android  Win 8  Mac PC Kindle Fire/HD/HDX   and keep it for as long as you want it.  No holds, no […]

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IndieFlix

Cold? What better way to stay warm than to gather round the flickering light of a computer screen and stream independent movies and shorts? Yes! You can do that with your library card!

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. MISN trained navigators will be at East Fishkill Community Library every Tuesday from 10 to 1:30 and 3:30 to 6:30. You can make an appointment for this FREE service by calling 800-453-4666. If you can’t […]

Smart Phones

TIP: Did you know that you can search the catalog from your smartphone?

You can search the catalog and place holds from your smart phone, iTouch, iPad or any other Internet device.  Just go to http://mobile.midhudsonlibraries.org and you’ll have access to a phone/tablet friendly version of the catalog.

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TIP – Did you know that you can freeze your holds?

Do you ever get frustrated because all your holds come in at once?  Or out of order?  Or while you’re on vacation? Good news – you can freeze your holds so that you have more control over when they arrive – and you don’t loose your spot on the queue. Just go into your record […]

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Readability

Do you get a lot of your news and information from the Internet?  Are the advertisements and print making it difficult? If so, you might want to try Readability, a free app for your computer and mobile devices. After installation it will add an icon to your toolbar.  When you turn it on by clicking […]