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Books in a Bag for Bookclubs!
Here's how it works: We put together a bag containing 10 copies of a book, background information, an interview and/or biography of the author, and discussion questions. A representative of the book group picks up the bag and distributes the books. Click here for more information.

 


 

Bryant Express Picks (For Bryant Cardholders Only)
starTake a chance--Look for the Stars! You may find a book you've been waiting for! As an extension of our effort to get current, in demand titles to you faster, this special collection of Fiction, Non-Fiction and DVDs has been created.  Look for the Gold Star on the spine and you're on a fast track to satisfy your current craving!

Here's how Bryant Express Picks works:

One (1) Express book and one DVD per cardholder - No reserves or renewals
(Remember the idea is to keep this collection circulating on a fast track!)

  • Fiction circulates for 14 days -  Fine: 25 cents per day overdue
  • Non-Fiction circulates for 14 days - Fine: 25 cents per day overdue
  • Don't worry...you can still reserve from our regular collection as always

If you find an Express Pick for which you already have a Reserve, please let Circulation know so that they may get that book to the next patron.

 


 

Notary Public
The Bryant Library has several Notary Publics on staff.  To assure prompt service when you are in need of a notary, please observe the following steps:

  • Call the library (516) 621-2240 to be sure one of the notaries will be available when you want to come in.
  • DO NOT sign your document before you come in. It must be signed in the presence of the notary.
  • Bring a photo ID with you, preferably your driver's license.
  • Bryant Library Staff will not witness legal documents. If you require witnesses, you must bring your own.
  • Notaries are unable to notarize wills.

Please Note: The notary's oath requires the notary to identify and witness the person signing the document. We cannot make any exceptions to this New York State law. 

 


 

Career Center
Everything (or almost everything) you need to know about jobs, education and careers is in one compact area.

The Career Management Center is essentially a miniature library, with circulation and reference sections, some specialty areas. As in the larger library, books marked with the yellow "Reference" sticker or stamped "Reference - Does Not Circulate" may be used only in the library. Examples of the types of books that are available are: resume, cover letter, interview skills guides, Civil Service exam listings & aids, graduate & professional school entrance exam aids, as well as books on various careers, occupations, etc. The shelves near the Career section lists job postings and other relevant information.

Dawn Rosenberg McKay, a career specialist, will offer assistance with all career-related issues including career choice, resume writing, job interviewing and workplace success. Ms. McKay has over two decades of experience helping people navigate their careers. She has worked with them one-on-one in a library setting and has published numerous articles and several books on the topic. Ms. McKay runs the Career Planning site on About.com (http://careerplanning.about.com).

She will be available by calling the Reference Desk for an appointment at 621-2240, ext. 240 on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 4:30. Please print and fill out a Client Intake Form before your appointment. They are also available at the Reference Desk, so if you can't print it out, please plan on arriving ten minutes prior to your appointment time.

Career Assessment

  • Effective Job Search Techniques
  • Defining Career Goals
  • Resume & Cover Letter Guidelines
  • Interviewing & Salary Negotiations
  • Targeting Job Search & Key Employers
  • Personal Effectiveness Coaching
  • Education Choices & Requirements for Careers
  • Job vs. Self-Employment Option

 


Homebound Readers

 

The needs of disabled library users have always been on our service agenda.  Homebound readers, have used our door-to-door delivery service for many years. If a temporary or permanent disability keeps you from visiting the library, please call our Adult Services Librarian at (516) 621-2240. Arrangements will be made for delivery and pick-up of the reading materials you most enjoy. This is a service provided for Bryant Library cardholders only.

The library also arranges to make the government sponsored Talking Books Service available to qualified people with visual disabilities. This program mails books and magazine articles reproduced on audiocassettes, as well as, the cassette players directly to your home.

There is no charge for Talking Books and Homebound Services.