Homebound Delivery Services
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library provides homebound delivery service to library card holders that are unable to physically visit the library on a regular or temporary basis. Patrons can receive and return library materials on a biweekly, monthly, or other scheduled basis.
An application for homebound delivery services is available at the Adult Reference Desk. The patron must have or be eligible for a Henry Waldinger Memorial Library card. The reason for service must be indicated and is subject to review.
Patrons may request specific titles and/or have titles chosen for them. Loan periods may be adjusted to fit delivery service, but patrons are still responsible for any materials borrowed.
Contact Librarian Ms. Lena Sau, 825-6422, for further information.
Computers, Wi-Fi, Mobile Devices, Etc.
Public Access Computers
Five computers are located in the Adult Room, and Internet sessions are limited to one hour at a time. An Adult or Young Adult library card or identification with address must be presented for computer access.
One additional “Express” computer is located in the Adult Room, and the Internet session is limited to 30 minutes at a time. An Adult or Young Adult library card or identification with address must be presented for computer access.
Two computers are located in the Children's Room, and Internet sessions are limited to 30 minutes at a time. A Juvenile library card or identification from a parent/guardian with address must be presented for computer access.
All computers are accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.
All work must be printed, sent to e-mail account, or saved USB flash drive if you needed. No work can be saved on the computers once the Internet session ends.
Guests without a library card issued in Nassau County will be issued an Internet Guest pass upon presentation of identification with address.
All public computers are connected to networked monochrome laser printers. The charge is 10 cents per page. Payment must be made prior to printing pages. Patrons are responsible for confirming printing job before initiating printing. There are no free pages.
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library offers free wireless Internet access to its patrons. Connect to the library hotspot – no password is needed.
By using this service you agree to the following terms and conditions:
- You will not hold Henry Waldinger Memorial Library or the Inc. Village of Valley Stream liable for any damages or actions which may result from your use of this service. We do not guarantee that this service will work on every computer or with every wireless network adapter. This service is provided as is, with no warranty expressed or implied.
- We cannot guarantee access to any Wi-Fi access point for you to use the service, or guarantee that service will continue to be available from any Wi-Fi access point.
- Occasionally, for operational reasons we may have to: interrupt the service and if we do so, we will restore it as quickly as we can; change the code or access numbers; or make minor changes to certain technical specifications, including any data-transfer limits which may be associated with the service.
- Due to the nature of the service, you accept that we cannot guarantee the security of the service against unlawful access or use. You should make sure that you have adequate security to prevent unlawful access to your computing equipment or disclosure of confidential information.
- You accept that we have no control over the information transmitted via the service and that we do not examine the use to which you put the service or the nature of the information you send or receive. We have no obligation to compensate you for such information and such use.
- You accept that we do not guarantee the integrity, authentication and confidentiality of the information, files and data (including credit card numbers and PINs) you may wish to exchange over the internet.
- You will not use this service to access networks that do not belong to you, or that you would otherwise not be entitled to access.
- You must not use the service or allow the service to be used in any way which breaks any law or the conditions of any license or rights of others; to make offensive, indecent, menacing, nuisance or hoax calls or to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, or use any material which is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in any way that we reasonably think is, or is likely to, adversely affect how we provide the service to you or any other users.
- We have no responsibility (to the extent permitted by law) to compensate you (whether or not we are negligent) for any direct financial loss, loss of profit, revenue, time, anticipated savings or profit or revenue, opportunity, data, use, business, wasted expenditure, business interruption, loss arising from disclosure of confidential information, loss arising from or in connection with use of the service or inability to use or access the service or a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the service at any time or damage to physical property or for any other similar direct loss that may arise in relation to this agreement whether or not we were advised in advance of the possibility of such loss or damage.
- We do not guarantee that the service will be compatible with your equipment or any software that you may use. We cannot guarantee performance of the internet or that you will be able to use the internet. Using the internet is at your own risk.
- You will not download illegal, protected or copyright material.
- If you do not agree to these conditions, you should not use this service.
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library will be initiating a lending program of various mobile devices in 2015 to adult library card holders in good standing.
A separate loan agreement is required for each loan.
Equipment available for loan will include:
Nexus 7 Tablet
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library has a black and white copier located at the entrance of the Adult Room entrance. The cost per page is 15 cents per page.
Patrons are responsible for confirming page setup before initiating copying. There are no free pages.
Valley Stream Book Club
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library hosts the Valley Stream Book Club for adult readers. Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m.
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; Wait Till Next Year , by Doris Kearns Goodwin; and A Good Life , by Ben Bradlee, are just a few of titles that were read in the past.
Guest authors have attended various book club meetings over the years – Justin Kramon, Yona Zeldis McDonough, and Rosemary Harris. Other authors have spoken to the group via Skype or conference call – Adriana Trigiani, Amy Thomas, and Paula McLain.
Contact Librarian Ms. Joyce Rogawski, 825-6422, for further information.
Talking Books and Braille Service for Nassau Residents
Nassau residents are eligible for both talking books and braille books through the New York Public Library's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. To borrow audio or braille books from the Andrew Heiskell Library you must first register with them.
The Andrew Heiskell Library operates a books-by-mail program that delivers recorded and braille titles postage-free. Nassau residents are eligible if they have difficulty reading standard printed materials because of one or more of the following:
You can't see well enough to read conventional print. Specifically, you must: be legally blind (with vision in the better eye of 20/200 or less with correcting lenses), or have a visual field no greater than 20 degrees in diameter, or be unable to see well enough to focus long enough to read standard print, even with corrective lenses; or
You have a permanent or temporary physical limitation which prevents you from holding a book or turning its pages. Physical disabilities which may prevent the ability to read include: multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, severe arthritis; paralysis; a missing arm or hand; lack of muscle coordination; prolonged weakness; or
You have a physically-based reading disability. You must be certified by a doctor of medicine (MD) or osteopathy (DO) as having a reading or learning disability due to an organic dysfunction severe enough to prevent reading in the usual manner.
You must fill out an application and return it to the Andrew Heiskell Library to confirm eligibility. More information on the application process can be found on their website. If you have a reading or learning disability, your application must be signed by a Medical Doctor or a Doctor of Osteopathy. Otherwise, your application may be signed by doctor or a professional (such as a social worker, teacher or librarian) who is familiar with the applicant's disability.
Starting the Talking Book Service
Once your application has been received and confirmed, the Andrew Heiskell Library will register you for service and send you the requested equipment. They will also send you an information packet containing a welcome letter, sample catalogs of available books, and a guide to library services (which explains how to use the library and how to get the best service for your reading needs).
Contacting the Andrew Heiskell Library
The Nassau Library System pays for a toll-free number so Nassau residents can call the Andrew Heiskell Library: (855) 697-6975.
Continue to the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Website
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