While We’re Closed…. All Of the Digital Resources Available to You

The Staatsburg Library is temporarily closed, but has lots to offer you, even from home. Get help by email, and access library resources, including books and audiobooks.

Essentials

Need WiFi? You can access ours from your car in our parking lot, in the gazebo, or anywhere around the building.

Worried about overdue books? Don’t be! For the safety of the community and our patrons, the book drops are closed. Please keep your items until we reopen; all due dates have been changed to reflect the “closed until further notice” nature of checked out items, and all fines will be waived.

Need a library card? If you live in our service area, click here and fill out a request form. You will receive an email with your library card number and temporary PIN. This library card number and PIN can be used to access all of our e-Library including eBooks, downloadable audio books, streaming videos, and databases without having to come to the Library!

If you want to check out any physical items or visit other libraries in Mid-Hudson Library System when we reopen, you will need a physical Library Card. Simply visit the check-out desk at the branch you designated on the form, with valid photo ID and address verification. An example of address verification can be an envelope (recently postmarked) with your current address, such as a utility bill. If you are new to the area and your photo ID doesn’t have your current address, please bring two pieces of mail with your current address.

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Who to Contact

General inquiries? Email Lorraine Rothman at staatslibrary@gmail.com.

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Links and Resources:

Ebooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive & Libby – Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and movies to read/watch/listen on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Visit Libby Help.

hoopla digital

Hoopla digital – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders to check out 10 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

Audible Stories – Stream an incredible collection of children’s stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

 

Audio Book CloudAudioBookCloud – online audio book library collection with unlimited streaming access to the entire collection. No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods.

 

Romance Book CloudRomanceBookCloud – unlimited and unrestricted access to a curated collection of romance ebooks Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud.

 

Teen Book CloudTeen Book Cloud – Online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

 

Tumble Book LibraryTumbleBooks – Access animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Stream from your laptop, desktop or other internet connected device.

Tumble MathTumbleMath – the most comprehensive collection of math picture books complete with animation and narration you will find anywhere.

DaybyDayNY – Provides new fun reading activities daily! Stream from your internet connected device.

 

 

Streaming Video

hoopla digitalHoopla digital – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders to check out 10 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

Acorn TVAcorn TV – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders access to world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond for library patrons through a streaming video service to any web-connected device. Stream from your laptop, desktop or other supported device. View this first-time user guide here.

IndieFlix IndieFlix – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders access to watch thousands of titles. Anywhere, anytime. Stream award winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV and more. Stream from your internet connected device. View this first-time user guide here.

Pongalo Pongalo – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders access to Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies on-demand. Stream to internet connected devices. View this first-time user guide here.

 

Staatsburg Library YouTube Channel – Collection of videos made by library staff. Includes storytimes, early literacy activities, do-at-home crafts and more!

 

Qello Qello – Allows Poughkeepsie Library District card holders to stream the greatest concert video moments in Classic Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Metal, Country and more! Stream from your laptop, desktop or other supported device. View this first-time user guide here.

Comics

hoopla digitalHoopla digital – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders to check out 10 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

Magazines 

RBdigital Magazines – Access the world’s largest newsstand, featuring full-color digital magazines available anytime, anywhere! Collection features both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

 

Music

hoopla digitalHoopla digital – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders to check out 10 items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics. Stream from your internet connected device, or Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. You may download titles using the Hoopla app for offline enjoyment later.

Discover & Learn

Creativebug – Staatsburg Library card holders can access online instructional videos that teach you how to paint, knit, sew, crochet, screen print and other creative skills, and is perfect for the beginner as well as advanced crafters! Stream from your internet connected device. No app available.

Great Courses – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders access to in depth courses taught by the world’s most renowned experts. Over 500 expertly-produced courses covering history, science, economics, professional development, languages, health, travel, photography and more! Stream from any internet connected device. View this first-time user guide here.

 

Mango – Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, or Russian the fun, interactive way – all on your own schedule, at your own pace, and wherever you want. Stop in the middle of a lesson and sign back in at a later point, Mango will keep track of everything for you.

 

Universal Class  – brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace.

 logoLocal History Collection – The Staatsburg Library has an extensive collection of historic photographs, slides, and postcards of Staatsburg.  You’ll find 2 collections there:  the Staatsburg Library CCC Collection contains our photos of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was built at the south end of the hamlet in the 1930s, and the Staatsburg Library Image Collection contains all other photographs of Staatsburg and its residents.  Each photograph is accompanied by text describing the photo, where it is, who is in it, and providing some historical background.  This is very much a work in progress, so if you have additional information on the photos we’ve put up, or would like to contribute photos – you just have to lend us the photos so we can scan them – please contact the library’s history committee at staatslibraryhistory@gmail.com.

Tech Talk – an educational and motivational learning resource about technology and communications for non-techies.  It’s designed to help everyone at work feel like a hero. This service is being provided free to all by Tech Talk during the quarantine. Thanks Tech Talk!

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Method Test Prep Method Test Prep – Allows Staatsburg Library card holders access to ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points. Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills. Stream from your internet connected device. View this first-time user guide here.
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