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(Drive-thru entrance located on Rt 208 between 1st Presbyterian Church & Rt 94)
HOME DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE!
Call (845-496-5483 x324) or email (moffat@rcls.org) for assistance.
BUILDING CLOSED TO IN-HOUSE VISITS (as of 10/13/20)


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 31, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 8, 2020)

OUR WORLD TOUR THROUGH HORROR CINEMA CONTINUES!

OUR WORLD TOUR THROUGH HORROR CINEMA lands in Italy this week as we watch Dario Argento's 1977 masterpiece "Suspiria." Set against the backdrop of a prestigious dance academy in Freibourg, Germany, student Suzie Bannion (Jessica Harper) finds herself entangled in a web of deceit and the occult!

Learn more about this film by watching the introduction video by clicking here.

Then head to KANOPY to view the film, if you dare!

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 28, 2020)

ADULT PAPER MODELS AVAILABLE AT OUR
DRIVE-THRU WINDOW!

We have make and take crafts for adults now available by our drive-thru window!

Our next few adult crafts are paper models!

The  the only materials the patrons would need to supply are glue, a hobby knife, and a scissor.

Because of the tools being used, these are FOR ADULTS ONLY,

For more information about our adult paper models, click here.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT (as of October 13, 2020)

MOFFAT LIBRARY SUSPENDS IN-HOUSE VISITS (starting 10/13/20)

In light of the recent uptick in COVID cases in the neighboring Monroe area and for the health and safety of our community members & staff, the director, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, has decided to suspend in-house patron visits at the Moffat Library until further notice.  

We will continue to provide:

  • Drive-Thru & Curbside Pick-up service (Mon-Thur 10am-8pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm)
  • Home Delivery service (call: 845-496-5483 x324)
  • Reference & Reader's Advisory Phone assistance (call: 845-496-5483 x324)
  • Access to our Virtual Resources via our website (go to: moffatlibrary.org)

For updates, questions & assistance:
Call: (845) 496-5483 x 324  |  Email: moffat@rcls.org  |  Online: www.moffatlibrary.org

 

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 13, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 10, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 8, 2020)

OUR WORLD TOUR THROUGH HORROR CINEMA CONTINUES!

This week we will be watching the 1953 Japanese classic "Ugetsu" directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. An adaptation of the Edo-era novel "Ugetsu Monogatari" by Ueda Akinari, this film is an entrancing ghost story in which the main characters are dramatically changed as a result of their own greed and ambition.

Learn more about this film by watching the introduction video by clicking here.

Then head to KANOPY to view the film, if you dare!

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 6, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 3,, 2020)

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JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION ON THE LIBRARY LAWN!

Enjoy an afternoon of autumn weather and an opportunity to safely socialize at the library.

The Great Beginnings Book Club is getting into the Halloween spirit with some gripping stories from Edgar Allan Poe. On October 24, join us for our discussion on the lawn by the Carriage House or just read along as we dive into some classic tales of terror and suspense.

Please note that space is limited. Social distancing and Moffat Library's health policies will apply.

To register for the event, call us (845) 496-5483 ext. 324 or click here to register online.

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of October 1, 2020)

FOR ADULTS

Join our Reference Librarian on a world tour through the history of horror movies! This week we are heading to Scandinavia as we watch the 1922 silent film "Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages".

A curious blend of documentary, and horror film, this was a groundbreaking film for its special effects and its representation of witchcraft.

Then head to KANOPY to view the film, if you dare!

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 30, 2020)

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NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 29, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 28, 2020)

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NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 25, 2020)

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WELCOME BACK!

MOFFAT LIBRARY  is open for business!  We are currently offering 30-minute in-person visits for browsing and select services including reference, photocopies, wireless printing from your device, faxes & notaries. 

We are working very hard to reopen in a manner that maintains the health & safety of patrons and staff alike. 

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To help with this, we’ve made a few changes over the summer.

Our shelves are now rearranged to facilitate social distancing and give people the room they need to feel comfortable. We have also installed safety shields and additional signage throughout the building so you can make the most of your visit to the library.

 

As we make our way towards restoring services to our community, we ask that our patrons review the new safety protocols and procedures that we have put in place to ensure the health and safety of all.

We are looking forward to adding more in-house & online services soon!

For updates, questions & information about visiting the library, please contact us at:  (845) 496-5483 x 324 or email at: moffat@rcls.org

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 24, 2020)

Chilton Automotive Repair Manuals Online!

Need to fix something on your car? No problem! Chilton Repair Library is available to all Moffat Library cardholders!

To access Chilton Library, go HERE & enter your 14-digit Moffat Library card barcode.

For a short video on how to use this database, go HERE.

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 23, 2020)

TAKE HOME A TABLET!

 

Borrow a pre-loaded, heavy-duty Launchpad tablet for Kids, Teens, and Adults!  Each Launchpad is loaded with apps like interactive learning games, activities, graphic novels, books, & more.

To explore our Launchpads, visit moffatlibrary.org/learning-tablets-for-kids/ online today!

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 2, 2020)

MAKE EDUCATION EASIER
WITH EXPLORA

This school year, let the library help out.

Explora is a collection of resources with students specifically in mind. It can help you better prepare for assignments, conduct a research project, brush up on a difficult subject, or just explore something that fascinates you.

 

Log Into Explora Now

Our Resources For Students

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of September 1, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 31, 2020)

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LAST CALL FOR
SUMMER READERS!

The last day to log books for all Summer Reading Challenges is today, August 31!

Make sure all books are logged online, all Paper Logs for offline readers are turned in at the Library, and all other activities related to prizes are done by the end of the day!

 

Winners of our raffles will be notified later this week.  Good luck, and THANK YOU for reading with us this summer!

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 28, 2020)

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TEEN TAKE & MAKE:
Sword Bookmarks

Use your book as a sheathe for these tiny sword bookmarks!  Make a well known sword like Sting or design your own!

Supplies available to Teens and Tweens for free at the Library Drive-Thru until September 11.  Supplies are limited.  First come, first serve.

Want a peak at the instructions? Check it out online at https://guides.rcls.org/moffatsrp/teencrafts

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 27, 2020)

WIZARD'S LAIR LEGO BUILD

Our final fantasy Lego Build is a wizard's lair complete with dragon! You can also view our past builds by visiting our library's Youtube channel 

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 26, 2020)

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CLOSE OUT THE SUMMER WITH SOME GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS

Sometimes it takes a different style or a little help to imagine your story. Graphic novels and comics are a fantastic way to see the story unfold in front of you.

Whether it's traditional pop art superheroes, lush and intricate fantasy worlds, or stark, minimalist stories, there's an art style that can bring any story alive.

 

 

Check out our graphic novel collection

NPR's 100 Favorite Graphic Novels

 

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 25, 2020)

Kids and teens can pick up a free drawstring gift bag at the Library Drive-Thru from now until September 12

THANK YOU, SUMMER READERS!

It's almost the end of another Summer Reading Program, and we want to say thank you to everyone who participated in this year's virtual program!  Kids and teens can pick up a free drawstring gift bag at the Library Drive-Thru from now until September 12.

A big thank you to the Friends of Moffat Library for helping to make the Summer Reading Program and these gift bags possible!

Remember, you can still sign up and log books online until August 31st!

In addition to these gift bags, everyone who logs at least one book for the program online (including adults!) will be entered into a raffle drawing for their Imagine Your Story Reading Challenge at the end of the program!

Winners of Reading Challenge raffles, the Adult Fantasy Book Quest, the Kids & Teens Quest for the Dragon's Egg, and the Teen Volunteer Raffle will be notified in the first week of September.  Anyone keeping track offline must return a copy of their reading log to the library by August 31st to be entered!

Good luck, and thanks for joining us for Summer Reading!

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REOPENING on August 24, 2020

We’ve missed you and we are so excited to announce we are opening our doors to limited in-person visits starting Monday, August 24th!  

We’ve been working hard to reopen in a manner that maintains the health & safety of our patrons and our staff. 

As we make our way towards restoring services to our community, we ask that our patrons review the new safety protocols and procedures that we have put in place to ensure the health and safety of all.

Please review the following before making an appointment to visit the library:

Moffat Library to Reopen by Appointment on Monday, August 24

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AS WE PREPARE to reopen on Monday,  August 24 (limited by appointment), we would like to make our patrons aware of our Temporary Safety Practices Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees on 8/6/20

 

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 21, 2020)

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KIDS TAKE AND MAKE: Dragon Puppets

Do a fun kids project at home with some help from the library! Stop by the Drive-Thru to pick up your directions and crafting supplies! All you'll need at home are scissors, tape or glue, and your imagination!

We want to see your dragons! Tags us in your completed projects on Facebook and Instagram @moffatlibrary

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 17, 2020)

MOFFAT LIBRARY HOME DELIVERY SERVICE RESUMES!

Call the Library at (845)496-5483 x 324

Email: moffat@rcls.org OR

Visit our website at: https://moffatlibrary.org/  & look for Homebound Delivery under SERVICES (https://moffatlibrary.org/homebound-delivery/)

 

 

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 6, 2020)
NEWS!! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 22, 2020)

DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP SERVICE
AVAILABLE NOW!
Please enter from Route 208
Call (845)496-5483 x 324 for assistance

Outside book return is NOW OPEN!
Drop off your library materials anytime.
NO LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED.

UPDATE: Moffat Library FYE21 Vote (as of June 19, 2020)

FYE21 LIBRARY VOTE RESULTS

BUDGET VOTE

NOTICE: The Moffat Library of Washingtonville Board of Trustees decided NOT to hold a Budget Vote for the upcoming fiscal year (2020-21).  Therefore, 2020-21 Moffat Library funding levels will remain the SAME as the current year (2019-20).

 TRUSTEE ELECTION

As per the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Moffat Library held a library Trustee Election via absentee ballot, which was mailed by the Washingtonville Central School District along with their materials to all registered voters in the district. 

6/19/20 UPDATE:  TRUSTEE ELECTION RESULTS

The voting inspectors finished counting this morning and the results are in!  The following candidates have been elected to the Moffat Library Board of Trustees, effective as of July 1, 2020:

James Casazza (5-year term - July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025) with 2929 votes

Tanya Bray (5-year term - July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025) with 2924 votes

Beth Fitzpatrick (3-year term - July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023) with 2904 votes

James Amend (2-year term - July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022) with 2895 votes

Congratulations all!

For full information, including write-in votes, please go here

NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 16, 2020)

Delve the Databases!

Issues In Society:

Have you ever struggled to understand how someone could have such a different opinion than yours on a social issue? Are you looking for a good faith overview of a controversial topic? Or are you helping family and friends understand a particular debate?

Gale's database Opposing Viewpoints in Context is for you! Explore hundreds of current or complex issues and see why people might disagree. Opposing Viewpoints features articles and reports representing different perspectives on an issue, related primary and secondary sources, infographics, and audio and video clips to help you explore the various sides of an issue.  Cut through some of the noise and find informed, differing viewpoints to help you draw your own conclusions.

Gale in Context - Opposing Viewpoints

Overview for Infectious Diseases

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

November 1, 2020 - November 7, 2020

Date/Time Event
Thursday, November 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

November 8, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, November 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club
Wednesday, November 11
All Day
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY
Thursday, November 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yoga for Kids (Ages 7-11) via Zoom

November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, November 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yoga for Teens via Zoom
Saturday, November 21
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thankful for Thanksgiving Songs via Zoom

November 22, 2020 - November 28, 2020

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, November 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club
Wednesday, November 25
5:00 pm
LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY FOR THANKSGIVING
Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 27
All Day
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

November 29, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Date/Time Event
Thursday, December 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting
Saturday, December 5
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress via Zoom

December 6, 2020 - December 12, 2020

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, December 8
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club

December 20, 2020 - December 26, 2020

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, December 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club
Thursday, December 24 - Friday, December 25
All Day
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

January 3, 2021 - January 9, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, January 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

January 31, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, February 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

February 28, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

March 28, 2021 - April 3, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, April 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

May 2, 2021 - May 8, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, May 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

May 30, 2021 - June 5, 2021

Date/Time Event
Thursday, June 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting