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Free tickets for kids to the Hudson Valley Renegades!

The Hudson Valley Renegades are offering free tickets, for the August 26th game, for libraries to give to kids participating in or completing their Summer Reading Programs. There is no cap on the number of kids’ tickets that libraries can request, and participating libraries will be provided with a link for the families of participating

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Burbio Streamlines Community Calendars

Burbio is a free service that collects multiple community calendars in one place so people can stay up-to-date on the local happenings that are important to them. The free community events platform collects all of a town’s activities – library, school, government, and non-profit events – in one place and allows residents to personalize event

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NYLA Developing Leaders Program

New York Library Association (NYLA) is pleased to announce the Developing Leaders Program (DLP). This nine-month program (August – April), totaling 37.5 contact hours, will help participants explore and strengthen their leadership skills. The program will be delivered via both in person and online courses.  The DLP focuses on ‘soft-skills’ that are applicable across all

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Sign Up for The Great Give Back

There is still time for your library to sign-up to participate in The Great Give Back taking place on October 19th. The Great Give Back gives libraries the chance to create a community service event designed specifically for your patrons. This can range from holding a food drive for a local food pantry to organizing

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Overview of MHLS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Tools Webinar

There is still time to register for the Overview of MHLS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Tools webinar taking place on Friday, June 28th from 10:00-11:00am. MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator, Casey Conlin will review specific resources to help ensure libraries are in compliance with this new law, including a Training and Feedback Form to satisfy the training

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2019-2020 Family Literacy Intent to Apply

Libraries can now submit an intent to apply form for the 2019-2020 Family Literacy Grant cycle. The Family Literacy Grant is designed to help your library work on building its capacity to provide early literacy services in your community, based on the best practices of this parent education initiative. This early literacy training program will

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2019-2020 Adult Literacy Grant Intent to Apply

Libraries can now submit an intent to apply form for the 2019-2020 Adult Literacy Grant cycle. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be available for up to 9 eligible member libraries. These grants are designed to help libraries develop and expand adult literacy programs at their library, which will help adults in their community improve

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NYLA Conference Grant Opportunity

MHLS is offering matching grants to help new library directors and staff members attend the New York Library Association (NYLA) Annual Conference!  Member libraries can apply for one grant per organization with a minimum request of $250 and a maximum of $500. Member libraries applying for the grant must agree to at least match the

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Construction Needs Action Memo Due 5/31

The MHLS Construction Needs Update & Intent to Apply for State Aid for Library Construction Action Memo is due from all member library directors by Friday, May 31st. In order to advocate for and administer the State Aid for Library Construction Program MHLS tracks information about member libraries’ construction/expansion/ renovation projects. This assists with statewide

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The Great Give Back Webinar – May 23

The Great Give Back, held on October 19th, is a day for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. 2019 is a pilot year that expands this initiative from Long Island to the rest of New York, and MHLS libraries have the opportunity to participate this year for the first time. Join MHLS Outreach & Engagement Specialist

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