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Health Information  

The library has a collection of medical and health reference books and newsletters. The newsletters include:

Harvard Health Letter
Harvard Men’s Health Watch
Harvard Women’s Health Watch
Prevention
Nutrition Action
Autism and Asperger’s Digest
Consumer Reports on Health

JOBS AND SCHOOLS

The library has a collection of books on schools, testing, and college, professional and graduate school admissions. This collection also includes books on resume writing and job searching. Here are a few websites you may use to help you online in a job search or for information about schools.

WEBS is an award winning career and educational counseling service run by the Westchester Library System. They offer group and individual help.  Search their web site for information on schools and all aspects of job searching. This site also includes an invaluable collection of links.

Learning Express has online resources for job searching. It also has sample questions for civil service, teaching, EMT, ASVAB and other jobs. Learning Express has practice college admission tests such as the ACT, SAT and CUNY; graduate programs such as GED, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. Follow these links on the Westchester Library System home page for more help with job searching and schooling. Westchesterlibraries.org – Online Resources – Books, Genealogy and Magazines – Careers – Career Library (in EBSCO).

The New York State Library has links to other sites for help finding employment.

First Find

HELEN FERRIS TIBBETS COLLECTION OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND BOOKS ABOUT CHILDREN’S LITERATURE 

This collection was given by Helen Tibbets, a writer, friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and one of the founders of the library in North Salem. These books are not cataloged and are housed in the director’s office. They may be used by the public.

HELEN WHITMAN MEMORIAL HERBAL COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON GARDENING

Helen Whitman owned an herb farm in North Salem and donated her collection of gardening books to the library. They are cataloged and are housed in the director’s office. They may be used by the public.

LOCAL HISTORY

The library has a small collection of materials relating to the history of North Salem, surrounding towns and Westchester County. It is a good place to start doing research on aspects of local history. For further information contact:

North Salem Historical Society  
P.O. Box 31
North Salem, NY 10560

northsalemhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Susie Thompson, town historian
sthompson@northsalemny.org

914-669-8459

Online resources for local history include:
Westchester County Historical Society
Westchester Country Archives

LOCAL INTEREST

The library has collections in topics of local interest such as:
gardening
horses and horsemanship
backyard farming
small livestock

SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOKS

The library has books in Spanish for all ages.