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Florida Public Library
4 Cohen Circle
Florida, NY 10921
Eligibility: If you are age 18 or older, show us two forms of I.D., including one with your name and picture printed on it (such as driver’s license and a utility bill) and then sign an application. If you are under 18, the signature of a parent/guardian with valid I.D. is required.
Library cards are issued anytime the library is open. Stop by and apply for a new keytag card today. The library is a member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System which includes 47 member libraries in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and southern Ulster Counties. You can use your Florida card in any of these libraries, but you may only have one card – the one from your home library.
Type in your library card number and PIN number.
To renew an item, click on the “Checkouts” tab, select a library item, then click “Renew”. If you have maxed out your renewals or someone else is waiting for the item, you will not be able to renew online.
To place a hold, type item description in Search Area. Once you find an item, click the “Place Hold” button or click on book title to see more information.
Click “Log Out” at the top when you are finished.
Books, tapes and CDs may be checked out for a period of twenty-one (21) days. New releases may be checked out for fourteen (14) days. A limit of fifty (50) books/tapes/CDs may be checked out per library card.
DVDs, Video Games
DVDs and Video Games may be checked out for a period of seven (7) days. New DVDs and Video Games may be checked out for three (3) days. A total of fifteen (15) DVDs and Video Games may be checked out per library card, which includes (5) maximum new DVDs.
3 items claimed returned;
OR $10 in fines and/or fees;
OR any item overdue 7 days.
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Warwick Valley Dispatch
The Warwick Advertiser
Delaware & Mid Hudson Canvas
Better Homes and Gardens
Booklist (Professional Collection)
Booklinks (Professional Collection)
Bloomberg Business Week
Consumer Reports: Buying Guide Issue
The MailBox (Preschool/Kindergarten edition)
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic Kids
New Moon Girls
The New Yorker
O, The Oprah Magazine
This Old House
Do-nations for Book Sale items:
- We accept hardcover and paperback books for all ages, CDs/DVDs, videotapes, audio books, LP records
- ALL items must be clean and in good-to-excellent condition
- Donations are accepted year-round and may be delivered to the Library during their hours of operation. Donations left outside the Library and exposed to weather will be recycled.
- ALL items should be contained in sturdy cartons that a librarian can lift
- You may obtain a receipt for your donation which will confirm the number of items donated. The value of the donation is between you and your accountant. We will mail the receipt to you if we are unable to count your items on the spot. Please remember to leave your name and address with the donation
DON’T – nations for Book Sale items:
- We can not accept items that are dirty, dusty, moldy, water stained, smelly, have torn covers/pages, have been stored outside, or have been chewed by animals. When in doubt, ask yourself, “Would I pay for this?”
- We can not accept encyclopedias, text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines (including National Geographic), used coloring or sticker books, games, toys
- We can not accommodate more than 1-2 boxes at a time. If your donation exceeds this amount, please phone the library to be put in contact with a member of the Friends to arrange drop-off
Book sales are held in the Seward Senior Center, right next door to the library, and scheduled on the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in January, the W.H. Seward birthday weekend in May, and the library’s anniversary weekend in October. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9:00am-3:00pm. Only current paid members of the Friends of the Library can attend the Friday evening (preview) sale.
Teen volunteers are encouraged to help set up and break down the book sale. Letters confirming volunteer hours of service are gladly provided.
The Friends of the Florida Public Library help bring special programs, entertainers and authors to the library as well as raise funds for new furniture and equipment in the library. They advocate for expanded library services in the community.
As a member, attend one short meeting a month and you may volunteer to help at various programs. Enjoy refreshments at the free preview for members only before each used book sale. Book sale volunteers love our traditional potluck supper following the final sale day. Teen volunteers are encouraged to help set up and break down the sale. Letters confirming volunteer hours of service are gladly provided.
Call or stop in the library today to find out how you can become a valued member of this important group or email: friends_of_FPL@hotmail.com. Join today! Click here for Friends of the Florida Public Library Membership Form.
– No smoking
– Use garbage and recycling cans for all trash.
– All library materials must be checked out before leaving the building.
– Keep noise to a minimum.
– No skateboards
– No climbing or sitting on railings or tables
– Keep this exit door clear
– Keep ramp and deck stairs clear
– Wireless internet access is free for all
Thank you for your cooperation in using library property with respect.
Thank you, Friends of the Florida Public Library for our beautiful shady awning!
Conduct of patrons in the Library shall be governed by the rules and regulations set forth in the Conduct of Patrons on Library Premises. Click here for our Conduct of Patrons on Library Premises Policy.
Printing from library computers or your personal laptop is 15 cents per page for black and white prints on our HP printer. Color prints are 25 cents per page on our Brother printer. Make your prints, then pay at the circulation desk.
Our photocopy machine is capable of scanning documents to a USB flash drive. You may purchase a flash drive at the front desk or you may use your own. The copier is not on a network, therefore scanning cannot be done directly to an email address. Please ask for help at the circulation desk. The service is free, except if you need to purchase a flash drive.
The best avenue for volunteers who want to help out is to join the Friends of the Library. This dedicated group meets monthly to plan and provide fundraising and hands-on help for library programs. The Friends provide refreshments for library programs and have given us funds for the purchase of numerous items on our wish list of furnishings and supplies. The Friends also coordinate the Library book sales held in January, May and October. Teen volunteers are encouraged to help set up and break down the book sale. Letters confirming volunteer hours of service are gladly provided.
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