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Don’t Miss the MHLS Annual Meeting!

Registration for the MHLS Annual Meeting closes on October 24th! Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker will be Garry Golden, professional futurist!

Click here for more info and to register.

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New Trustee Handbook

A new edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is now available both in print, for $5.00 a copy and online, for free, through the New York State Library’s website.

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Upcoming Trustee Workshops

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 am-12:30 pm @Kingston Library

Financial & Fiduciary Responsibility

Tuesday, September 25 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

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Trustee Essentials Workshop

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 am-12:30 pm @Kingston Library

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Zero Waste Event

The Woodstock Library’s 87th Annual Library Fair was the first Zero Waste library event in our region. Woodstock Library brought in Zero to Go, a zero waste management company that focuses on composting and recycling to reduce the amount of trash that is typically generated at big events.

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Oaths of Office

The New York State Library recently issued an important reminder that Public Officer’s Law §10 requires all public library trustees (but not association library trustees) to take an oath of office within 30 days of beginning their term of office. Click here for more information.

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Trustee Education Series

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Intermediate: Financial & Fiduciary Responsibilities

Advanced: Strategic Thinking – Planning & Advocacy

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Mini-Webinars for Trustees

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First Steps: Construction Grant

Interested in applying for funds through the State Aid for Library Construction program this year?

  • A recording of the recent MHLS webinar: Applying for State Aid for Library Construction Funds in the Mid-Hudson Library System is now available
  • Directors should submit MHLS Action Memo #18-03 by May 25th
  • First time applicants will want to make time to attend the technical assistance workshop scheduled for Monday, June 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium. Registration is required
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Take Time to Say Thanks!

Thank you to all who advocated for state library and construction aid this budget season! Your efforts turned the tide! The final number for library aid is +$5 million over the Governor’s proposal and construction aid is +$20 million over the Governor’s proposal! Take a moment to say thanks to our representatives in Albany who heard our message and did something about it!

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