HENRY WALDINGER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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Blue ArrowChildren's Services -The Children's Room offers a variety of programs for children of all ages throughout the year, including Alphabet Soup, Toddler Time, craft programs, pajama storytimes, and summer reading clubs. Special Internet resources for children are available on our KidsPage.
Blue ArrowE-Books from netLibrary is the most comprehensive collection of online books (eBooks) and resource materials available.  It gives access to a wide range of scholarly and reference materials, and you can search every word in the entire collection and within particular eBooks.
NOTE: You must register for a netLibrary account at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library. Present your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library card at the Reference Desk to register for an account.
Blue ArrowFamily Museum Pass Program - The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library has initiated a Family Museum Pass Program where families in good standing are able to borrow a museum pass that allows them to visit the institution for free. This pilot program was made possible by a generous donation to the library by the Valley Stream Cultural Affairs Committee. Passes are available for the Clark Botanic Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garvies Point Preserve, Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, Long Island Children's Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York Botanical Garden, New York Historical Society & DiMenna Children's History Museum, Old Westbury Gardens, and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for further information and the availability of passes as memberships may change from year to year. (Updated as of July 2013)
Blue ArrowHomebound Delivery Service - Available to patrons who are unable to visit the library  for a prolonged period. Delivery service is provided on two days each week volunteers.  The service is available at no cost, but you must register for the service. Delivery of  materials can be made on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, depending on your preference or whenever you finish with your books.  Contact Ms. Lena Sau or Ms. Mamie Eng, 825-6422, for further information.
Blue ArrowLive Homework Help - A service being made available by library patrons via the World Wide Web. This service is being made available by Tutor.com. It allows students of all ages to connect to a certified tutor on a variety of subjects and grade levels.

Blue ArrowLive Librarian - A service being made available to library patrons via the World Wide Web. This service is being made available by Tutor.com. It allows you to connect real-time to a Reference Librarian 24/7. The Live Librarian will assist you with your Internet search or answer questions of a ready reference nature.

Blue ArrowParenting Collection - An extensive Parenting Collection is available in the Children's Room, developed from three Parent and Library Services Grants awarded to the library by the New York State Library in 1995,1997, and 1999. Topics covered in the collection range from adoption to emotional development to learning disabilities to toilet training.  Additional books for parents on the special topics of grief and death have been added to the Parenting Collection courtesy of Lieber Funeral Homes. Additional books have been purchased for the collection on an on-going basis. In 2009, additional books were added with a grant from Family Place Libraries(TM)
Blue ArrowLiteracy Collection - A collection of books, audiocassettes, and videocassettesfor patrons in need of literacy education is available in the Adult Room. This collection is funded by a Literacy Grant awarded to the library by the New York State Library. A bibliography of the literacy materials is available at the library. Ask at the Reference Desk for a free copy of the bibliography while supplies last.
Blue ArrowLiteracy Computerized Instruction - Several literacy and ESL computer programs are available for use through a 1998/99 Adult Literacy Services Grant from the New York State Library.  Programs such as "English Mastery, "AzarInteractive," "Pronunciation Power," and "Focus on Grammar" are designed to help students improve their reading, writing, and pronunciation skills.  Contact Ms. Eng, Assistant Director, for further information.
Blue ArrowOral History Audiocassette Collection - Over 140 oral history audiocassette tapes are available in the Adult Room for circulation. Members of the Valley Stream Historical Society have recorded these tapes, including recollections and memories of Valley Stream by prominent and old-time residents of Valley Stream. A booklet describing selected tapes and listing all the tapes is available at the library.
Blue ArrowPublic Access Internet Service - Available in the Adult Room to adult library cardholders. Registration is required prior to first internet use ; written parental consent is needed for adult library cardholders under the age of 18. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for the library's Public Access Internet Policy and to reserve computer time. 
Blue ArrowTeen Services -The Adult Room offers a variety of programs for students in Grades 6-12 throughout the year, including games nights, craft programs, poetry and art contests, a Young Adult Mother/Daughter Reading Group, Teen Read Week events, and a summer reading club. Internet resources for teens are available on our TeenPage.
Blue ArrowValley Stream Book Club - Club members meet on the last Tuesday of each month at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library. The books that are discussed are chosen by the members  themselves and the coordinating librarian obtains enough copies of each book for all members to read.  The books that have been discussed cover a wide range of genres -- Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields; Justice, by Faye Kellerman; and A Good Life, by Ben Bradlee, are just a few of titles that were read in past years. Contact Ms. Joyce Rogawski, 825-6422, for further information.

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