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Fundraising Idea Exchange

Join us for the MHLS Fundraising Idea Exchange on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-7:30pm @MHLS Auditorium, Poughkeepsie, NY. Speakers will include:

  • Dine Out for the Library: Joyce Lepenn, Chair, Development Committee, Roeliff Jansen Community Library
  • Raffle Calendar: Gillian Thorpe, Director, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
  • Road Ramble Scavenger Hunt: Bob Linville, Trustee, Staatsburg Library

Please register online for this event. (Dinner will be provided! Just bring your good ideas!)

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Fundraising for Boards

Fundraising for Boards MHLS Across The Board | Summer 2002 Book Sales are the quintessential library fundraiser. Libraries conduct them in different ways—once a year or on-going, off-site or at the library. One library’s friends group has even opened a used bookstore adjacent to their library building! Book sales can be lucrative depending on your

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Support Your Public Library – Sample Fundraising Page

Support Your Public Library Your Public Library and its Friends work hard to provide quality library services to our community. Here are some ways you can help us achieve our mission. Financial Support Donate by credit card: Donate today using by using PayPal, a safe and secure way to use your credit card to make

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Fundraising Online

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Fundraising Fundraising is a fact of life for libraries. Many libraries are lucky enough to have Friends Groups and some boards are actively involved in fundraising. Luckily there are many ways to raise supplemental funds for your library. Remember, your mission critical budget items should be covered by a secure and stable funding source, but

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MHLS COVID-19 Updates to Member Libraries

Saturday, September 5, 2020 |4:04 pm Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director Late yesterday Executive Order 202.60 was released which extends the Open Meetings Law adjustments until October 4, 2020. This has been confirmed by staff from the Committee on Open Government. Friday, September 4, 2020 |3:21 pm Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director No word yet

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MHLS Increasing Circulation Incubator Project (2015)

In 2015 ten member library directors participated in an experiment to identify and apply best practices to influence the circulation of adult fiction titles in their library. Five directors who were leading libraries who were experiencing increases in circulation (Trusted Advisors) were paired up with five libraries who were seeing a decline in circulation (Early

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United for Libraries


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The Mid-Hudson Library System is a cooperative of 66 member libraries and communication is key to cooperation. With hundreds of library staff and thousands of library trustees and Friends to keep up-to-date we offer a variety of ways to learn about MHLS news and exchange ideas with your peers. We also use online communication tools

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New & Improved!

New MHLS web site launched this week! MHLS staff has redesigned to improve access to the information you need to run your library.

Using WordPress, a content management system (CMS), the functionality of the new site is much improved from both the user end and the maintenance side. Staff has also worked to streamline and improve the content from the former site to increase usability

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