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Heritage Quest and Fold3 Are No Longer Available

The Ulster County Library Association has opted to not renew its subscription to Heritage Quest and Ancestry. This means that patrons will no longer be able to access these services via our website, though the icons may remain for a short time.


But if you are interested to see what other resources the library has to offer for your ancestry research project, take a look at the other Genealogy and History related resources offered by the library.  These include everything from Immigration History Resources, to Microfilm Collections of Historical Newspapers, to the New York State Cemetery Directory. And if you’re looking for other resources for delving into your family’s roots, check back next week for an update!

Investigate Your Solar Options with Project Sunroof

There are many reasons to adopt solar energy for powering your home or business, but will it be worth it for your specific circumstance? Project Sunroof can help you find the answer! All you have to do is head over to their site and enter your address, and Project Sunroof will produce a projection of your square footage available for solar panels as well as hours of usable sunlight per year to help inform you. The site will also generate an estimation for your monthly electric bill, solar installation size, and the environmental impact of your decision to move to solar. You can even check out the prices of local solar providers with an easy to use tool on the site. It’s a great way to do right by our planet, and your wallet!

Hoopla Bonus Borrows

If you are still embracing the Halloween spirit, in spite of the looming Christmas season, you should check out Hoopla’s bonus borrows for this month, titled Thrills and Chills. These bonus borrows will not count towards your monthly allotment of 8 checkouts, and include a total of 67 digital items ranging from chilling comics, to audiobook thrillers, to a collection touring the history of horror films hosted by the late, great Christopher Lee.

If you’re not familiar with Hoopla, it’s a wonderous digital resource which allows you to check out everything from music, to movies, to e-books and e-audiobooks with the power of your library card! They have a fantastic selection, including everything from Rashid Khalidi’s The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine to Richard Stanley’s 2019 movie Color Out of Space. You can check it out by clicking the link on our website, or this one here and signing up with your e-mail and library card.

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