Library Services

 

Public Computer Center click here

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Job / Education Information Center

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.

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.

Learn How to Become helps students and aspiring professionals find information on what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. This comprehensive resource guides individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.

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.

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Homebound Services Patron Eligibility

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.

Fines/Fees

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.

Renewals

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.


Policy Adopted: October 26, 2011

For a printable copy of the Application for Homebound Services, click HERE.
For a printable copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Homebound Services, click HERE.
For a printable copy of the Homebound Delivery Service Reading and Material Preference form, click HERE.
For a printable copy of the Homebound Delivery Service Hold Harmless Release form, click HERE.

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Charlie & Jean King Book Barn

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Book Club in a Bag click here

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Meeting Room Information click here

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Meeting Room Reservations click here

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Museum Passes

The following museums currently participate in MPL's Museum Pass Program:
American Museum of Natural History-Currently Unavailable. New vouchers available January 2015.
Boscobel Restoration House and Gardens
Danbury Railway Museum
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
Guggenheim Museum
Hammond Museum & Stroll Garden
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Katonah Museum of Art
Museum of the City of New York
Mystic Aquarium
Putnam History Museum
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Mahopac Library Museum Passes: Are available to Mahopac Patrons only.
May be borrowed for 4 days.
Accrue an overdue fee of $10 per day.
Must be returned to the Circulation Desk, not in the book drop.
May not be returned to another library.
Are limited to one pass per family.
May not be reserved or renewed.

Require a refundable $50- check at time of checkout for security purposes.

The following museum currently provides Single-Use Vouchers:
American Museum of Natural History (This program is limited to two vouchersper family, which can be collected at the Information Desk.The voucher is for a single use at any time. No deposit is required. Vouchers are collected at the museum and are not returned to the library.)

More information is available in the MuseumPass binder at the Information Desk and under this policy link.

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Gallery Application Form click here

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Wi-Fi Hot Spot

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.

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Book Clubs

If you are interested in joining one of Mahopac Public Library's book groups, please note the following:
Monday Evening Book Group meets at 7:30 on the first Monday of every month unless otherwise noted.
The Light Bite Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
The Flo Brandon Book Review meets on the first Friday morning of each month at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.
Please stop at the library or call 628-2009 x 100 to sign up for any of these groups. Copies of the selected books are available at the library.

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Fax

Main fax -- 845/628.0672
Director's fax -- 845/621.0205
Distribution Room fax -- 845/621.0176
There is a FAX24 Public Fax Service available on the 2nd floor, past the Reference Desk. You can send a fax during regular library hours for $1.75 for the 1st page and $1.00 per addition page and charge it to your credit/debit card.

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Scanner

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.

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Notary

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.

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Teachers’ Assignment Alert click here

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The next MPL Board of Trustees meeting will be held on 1/28/15 at 7:00PM. 


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