Starting June 1, library cardholders with fines exceeding $10 will be unable to check out items at the Library. Patrons will, however, be able to use credit or debit cards to pay off most balances over $10. See the New Fine Policy page for more information.
The Larchmont Public Library is excited to be working on a new website and will be having a photographer capture "Life in the Library" during the month of April. We'll use these photos to give the new website a familiar look. If you are not comfortable being photographed, please let the photographer know. To be on the safe side, she will also ask you to sign a release form. The new site will launch in early summer, but we'll be looking for your input before then.
Sign up has begun for an eight–week memoir writing class for persons aged 55 and up. You can register online or by phone. Speaking of online sign up, there is still space in Janice Towers' Conversation Class for intermediate English speakers. Go to the May Adult Schedule for details of both programs.
Tired of the disembodied computer voice butchering your name when a hold arrives or when you call telecirc (914–674–4169) to renew something? Now, besides using account settings to record your own dulcet tones pronouncing your name correctly, you can eliminate the computer altogether. Call the Circulation Desk (914)834–2281 ex. 2 to set up text messages for your notifications. Additionally, you can call Circulation to set up Spanish notifications as well. However, you can't get Spanish texts... yet.
The Westchester Library System has added a new genealogical resource and, unlike Ancestry Plus, you don't have to go all the way to the Library to use it. The link to Gale Genealogy Connect is on our Online Resources page. When prompted, use your 14 digit library barcode to get access.
We will no longer continually accept donations of adult books. There will be a large book sale in the Fall and books can be donated at that time. We are still accepting DVDs and Children's Books (in the Children's Room).
You've probably noticed that our new–fangled catalog system is running very slow. That's because it is learning what we are really looking for when we search for something. By churning search terms and subsequent actions through some fancy algorithms, the catalog will learn which results to put on top. This is a good thing, just as long as we don't need the catalog to open the pod bay doors.
We are very excited to announce that our Burchell Children's Room has won Westchester Magazine's® 2012 Best of Westchester Award® for Best Children's Room!