Public Computer Center click here
The Job / Education Information Center collection is located on the second floor of the library and consists of materials and other resources to help determine personal job preferences and career paths, prepare résumés and cover letters and research specific careers, industries, and related topics. These resources include: Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance; The Chief; Occupational Outlook Quarterly; What Color is Your Parachute?; Trade Journals; Local & Regional Newspapers;and many additional books, pamphlets, and DVDs Learning Express Library and AtoZdatabases for company research; résumé templates, interactive test prep materials and exams( including Civil Service & other promotional exams); self-paced tutorials in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook; Publisher, and other select computer programs and workforce skills training courses Putnam County Civil Service exam postings and employment opportunities Call the Reference Department at 628-2009 ext. 130 for further information or assistance.
USEFUL JOB-RELATED LINKS:
JobNow gives you access to live job coaching, résumé assistance, and more. Mid-Hudson Library System provides this WORKFORCE site, which includes specific, linked information about job sources, fields of employment, and answers to employment-related questions.
DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research and the development of technology. Users will find a strategic recruiting community where ideas, resources and practices are shared; processes, technologies and standards are shaped; and technology is used in a manner which acknowledges values and respects diversity and reflects the rich array of cultures represented in a broad global workforce.
LinkUp is a new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites. These have been called "hidden jobs" because they are typically unadvertised outside of company websites.
Glassdoor is a free career community where anyone can find and anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies. All information comes from current and former employees, interview candidates, and even the companies themselves. Now with more than a million salaries, company reviews, interview questions, office photos, and more, the information you need to manage your career and make more informed career decisions. Plus, with Glassdoor's proprietary JobScope™ technology job seekers have a new way to browse job listings and get instant, in-depth details about thousands of companies, including reviews from employees, salary information, recent news coverage, and more.
Homebound delivery services shall be provided to the residents of Mahopac/Mahopac School District who are not able to come to the Library. “Homebound” is defined as being generally confined to the residence either temporarily, due to illness or accident, or permanently, due to age, disability, or other mobility problems. The Library may require verification from the patron’s doctor in order to confirm eligibility for this program. [See Certificate of Eligibility, below.]
Library Card and Homebound Registration Form
Homebound patrons must have a Mahopac Public Library card in good standing. (A library card in good standing is defined as one with no fines, fees, lost or overdue materials.) The staff member who makes the initial delivery will take care of registering a patron who does not have a card. A file containing the homebound delivery services registration forms will be at the Information Desk for use in checking out materials to these patrons. The file includes the patron’s library card registration form, the patron’s library card barcode, a signed Hold Harmless Release form, and the patron’s Reading and Materials Preference form. [See links below for these forms.]
Delivery Schedule/Loan Period
Materials will be delivered by a staff member on a biweekly basis or as requested by patron on a case by case basis. Materials will be delivered to the door; no inside deliveries will be made. At the time new materials are delivered, the items from the previous delivery will be retrieved and returned to the library. The patron will sign off acknowledging the receipt of new materials and retrieval of returned materials.
There is no fee for the homebound delivery service. Overdue fees will not be charged on homebound materials. The Library’s standard fee schedule shall apply for damaged or lost items.
Materials will be renewed according to the Library’s existing renewal policy.
Materials Available for Homebound Delivery
All Mahopac Public Library materials are eligible for homebound delivery with a limit of 25 items per delivery. The Library’s standard borrowing limits pertaining to material format will apply.
For a printable copy of the Application for Homebound Services, click HERE.
Charlie & Jean King Book Barn
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 1 - 7 pm
The Book Barn is operated by the Friends of Mahopac Public Library, a volunteer organization; it is not run by the library. Since the Book Barn's staff is completely volunteer, the operating hours are subject to change without prior notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.
News & Notes about the Book Barn:
Visit our Collector's Corner: rare, signed, and/or unique books: $3.00 & up;
The renovated Book Barn, operated by the Friends of Mahopac Public Library, sells gently used books for 25 cents to $1 to benefit the library. It offers best sellers, novels, and books on history, health, religion, cooking, crafts, travel, and sports as well as children's books, CDs, DVDs and more -- all donated to the Book Barn -- and all available to you at bargain prices.
The Book Barn is located on the basement level of the building and can be reached either by the stairs located at the southwest side of the main lobby or by the elevator. (Press "B" for basement.)
Are you cleaning out your bookshelves or media cabinets? Consider donating your books, CDs and DVDs to The Book Barn. Donations can be left in the large green bin outside the Library. DVDs, books on CD, music CDs or video games that are being donated can be brought to the Circulation Desk in the Library. We are happy to provide you with a donation letter that you may use in accordance with the IRS tax regulations.
WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT MATERIALS IN GOOD CONDITION! Please do not donate items that are moldy, falling apart or broken, nibbled or gnawed or written in. We cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader's Digest condensed books, videotapes or audiotapes. Please do not take items out of the donation bin to purchase! Skilled volunteers from our Book Barn will sift through these donations - some of the items will be added to the library our collection and the rest will be sold in the Book Barn. Some items are donated to local charities and hospitals or sent to our troops overseas.
All of the money raised in the Book Barn goes back to the Library to help us provide programs, equipment and collection materials.
Supporting the Library in so Many Ways
Book Club in a Bag click here
Meeting Room Information click here
Meeting Room Reservations click here
The following museums currently participate in MPL's Museum Pass Program:
Boscobel Restoration House and Gardens
Mahopac Library Museum Passes: Are available to Mahopac Patrons only.
Require a refundable $50- check at time of checkout for security purposes.
The following museum currently provides Single-Use Vouchers:
More information is available in the MuseumPass binder at the Information Desk and under this policy link.
Gallery Application Form click here
The library has wi-fi, or wireless, capability that is available throughout the building during regular library hours. Instructions are available, if needed, at the Reference Desk, on the second floor.
If you are interested in joining one of Mahopac Public Library's book groups, please note the following:
Main fax -- 845/628.0672
There is a scanner available for public use, free of charge, on the second floor in the corridor past the Reference Desk. Pictures and documents may be scanned and saved to a USB flash drive. Flash drives are available for purchase at the Reference Desk.
There is a notary on the staff of MPL who is qualified to notarize documents for you. Please call the Information Desk at 845/628-2009 x 100 to confirm that a notary will be available to help you on the date and time of your request.
Teachers’ Assignment Alert click here