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Summer Reading Program Final Reports Due 9/13

The 2019 Summer Reading Program Final Report form is now available for MHLS member libraries. Every member library is required to submit an online Summer Reading Program Final Report.  To access the report please visit https://midhudson.org/summer-reading-program/ Reports are due by Friday, September 13th. If you have any questions or if your library will not be

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Free Hudson Valley Renegades Tickets for SRP Kids

There is still time to request free tickets for The Hudson Valley Renegades game on August 26th. Libraries can request free tickets to give to kids participating in or completing their Summer Reading Programs (SRP). There is no cap on the number of kids’ tickets that libraries can request, and participating libraries will be provided

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MHLS Leadership Circle – September 6

The MHLS Leadership Circle will meet on Friday, September 6th after the DA meeting to discuss Leading Meetings that Matter. Your time and the time of your stakeholders is one of the most valuable assets you have to create a relevant and responsive library. This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for conducting efficient

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Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, NY. Our keynote speaker will be Miguel Figueroa, Director of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries discussing the role of libraries in the context of Trends,

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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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