To assist in preventative measures of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in compliance with Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the Hicksville Public Library will remain closed until further notice. No fines or fees will incur for the duration of the closure. The Board will continue to monitor the directives/orders of the Federal/State/Local Governments and make further determinations pursuant to same. Should the Governor modify the Executive Order, the Board will revisit and modify this resolution accordingly. For more information visit https://hicksvillelibrary.org/statement Call 931-1417 ext.105 for general information, ext. 124 for Reference, ext. 112 for Children’s, ext. 115 for Computer Services. Or you can reach us by email at hplinfo@hicksvillelibrary.org. You will be contacted within 24 hours by a staff member.

Statement on Library closing and Online Resources

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Click here for a comprehensive list of resources and activities compiled by the Library

Hicksville Library Resources Page - links to resources and activities that can be useful during this time, compiled by the H.P.L.

Links to the latest information on COVID-19:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - general information page

This CDC summary page provides updates as they become available

CDC link to information specifically related to coronavirus and animals

New York State Department of Health

World Health Organization (WHO)

Johns Hopkins Tracking Map

National Institutes of Health

DynaMed - An electronic evidence-based, primary care database designed to provide the most useful point-of-care health information available.

Local Resources
Nassau County Health Department 
Text COVID19NC to 888777 & subscribe to receive emergency updates from Nassau County.

Nassau County Covid-19 Cases Interactive Map

New York State Department of Health

Information Regarding Upcoming Elections
Nassau County Board of Elections 

Protect yourself against Fraud related to COVID-19
The FBI has seen an increase in fraud schemes related to Coronavirus. Please visit the Department of Justice's website for more information on how criminals are exploiting the virus and how you could report fraud. Please share this information with those who might not have access to the internet.
US Department of Justice
Statement from the FBI 

Mental Health Resources Related to COVID-19
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - The NAMI COVID-19 resource and information guide. 

New York State Office of Mental Health  
Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314 
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  

LICADD 24/7 Substance Use Hotline - 516-747-2606 or 631-979-1700 

Long Island Crisis Center 24/7 Crisis Hotline - 516-679-1111

Family & Children's Association516-746-0350

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services - 516-822-6111

Phone and Online AA Meetings 

SMART Recovery Online Community 

NA Meetings Online

Social Work License List's Mental Health Resources List

Children's Resources
Coronavirus - A Book for Children

Senior Resources 
LICC Senior Helpline: 516-679-0000

RSVP Suffolk Senior Reassurance Line: 631-979-9490

Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc – Project SALVA 24/7 Billingual Domestic Violence Hotline: (516) 889-2849

Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs Senior HELP-LINE Available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm: (516) 227-8900

 

Handwashing Techniques

 

 

Update from the Board of Trustees: 

March 26, 2020

To assist in preventative measures of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Hicksville Public Library is closed until further notice. All Library programming through April 19th has either been cancelled or postponed. However, the Hicksville Public Library staff is still working from home to provide online assistance to our patrons. The online resources we have been offering for years are now at the forefront.

On Wednesday, March 25th, the Board of Trustees, after careful examination of the community situation, put together our budget for the fiscal year of 2020-2021. We took a big step to help the community during this catastrophic crisis by having a zero increase on this year's budget. We have made every effort to minimize any potential difficulty due to this decision to try to mitigate the financial situation for many residents in this community. Our goal is to help bring the highest level of library services available to our patrons during this crisis.

We are committed to working with the community to maintain the operation of library services. In addition, we are completely confident in the dedication of the Hicksville Public Library staff to continue to work behind the scenes to keep the high level of services that this community deserves.

We implemented a chat service on our library home page. You can also call the library at 931-1417 ext. I 05 for general information, ext. 124 for Reference, ext. 112 for Children's, and ext.115 for Computer Services. You can reach us by email at hplinfo@hicksvillelibrary.org. We will contact you within 24 hours.

We hope to see you again soon. In the meantime, please continue to follow the CDC guidelines by staying home. Be healthy and safe.

Best Regards,

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Carlos Munozospina, President
Mrs. Mary D’Antonio, Vice-President
Mr. Geoffrey Rowan, Secretary
Mrs. Gurbani Malhotra
Mrs. Joanne Curran Perrucci

 

Statement from Library Director, Elizabeth Goldfrank:

March 12, 2020

To assist in preventative measures of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Hicksville Library will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. All Library programming through Tuesday, March 31st has been either cancelled or postponed. Museum passes are suspended until further notice. These dates are subject to change. Please check our website, Facebook page, or phone message prior to visiting the Library.

Our number one priority is the safety of our patrons. At this time there are no reported cases of Coronavirus at the Hicksville Library. We are proactively taking this step as a precautionary measure to ensure the welfare and safety of each member of our community, particularly those most vulnerable. We will continue to monitor all new information released on the Coronavirus and will adhere to the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), both local and federal government agencies, and health officials.

No fines or late fees will incur on materials that are due within the duration of the closure. Any library card that expires prior to May 1st will automatically be renewed until May 1, 2020.

We understand that there is difficulty in this time of isolation and we are anxious to reopen our doors. In the meantime, we invite you to use our online resources from the comfort and safety of your home with the use of your library card. 

Please feel free to contact us for more information. 

Call 931-1417 ext.111 for general information, ext. 124 for Reference, ext. 112 for Children’s, ext. for 115 for Computer Services. Or you can reach us by e mail at hplinfo@hicksvillelibrary.org. You will be contacted within 24 hours by a staff member.

·      Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Link here - https://education.gale.com/l-hickplsp/

·      eBooks and audiobooks are available through the Nassau Digital Doorway at nassau.overdrive.com Their new, easy-to-use app, Libby, is available for download in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 

·      Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with over 30,000 movies. This includes documentaries, indie, and foreign films from over hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Download the app or visit hicksville.kanopy.com to sign up with your valid Hicksville Public Library card.

·      RB Digital is the world's largest library newsstand, curating custom collections from thousands of magazines from North American and global publishers (in multiple languages and genres), libraries offer patrons full-color, digital editions for desktop and mobile streaming and mobile-app download. https://www.rbdigital.com/hicksvilleny/service/magazines

·      Tutor.com offers one-on-one help for students and professionals.

·      Reference Databases – We offer a variety of databases to assist you in finding information on numerous topics including Health & Medicine, Encyclopedias, Science, Business & Finance, and much more - click here! 

 

 

 

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Board Meeting Dates


Tuesday, June 2 at 7 PM- Special Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM- Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Virtual Meetings can be accessed on Zoom Meeting ID: 326 781 753 One tap mobile +19292056099, 326781753# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
In-person meetings are held at the Administration building located at 120 Second Street at 7:00 P.M.

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