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Please Return Extra Delivery Bins

BoxA message from MHLS Delivery Operations Manager Tom Finnigan: “As we ease back into routine volume levels of materials traveling around the system after the backlog caused by the holidays, we ask that you please place any accumulated, extra delivery bins next to your regular outgoing bins for the driver to pick up and bring back to MHLS. The delivery drivers also thank you for any and all gestures of appreciation bestowed upon them during this time of year.

For questions regarding MHLS delivery operations please contact Tom Finnigan, tfinnigan@midhudson.org

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Census Workshops

writingAs part of the New York Community Trust Census Equity Fund grant program, Library Sustainability Coordinator, Casey Conlin will be presenting workshops in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Ulster and counties, as well as a webinar that will provide an overview of the upcoming Census, tools and strategies for promoting the Census, and best practices for supporting community members in completing the Census questionnaire.

  • Monday, February 3rd | 10:00am-12:00pm | Saugerties Public Library (snow date 2/10)
  • Tuesday, February 11th | 10:00am-12:00pm | MHLS Auditorium (snow date 3/3)
  • Friday, February 21st | 10:00am-12:00pm | Desmond-Fish Public Library | (snow date 3/10)
  • Thursday, February 27th | 10:00am-12:00pm | Cairo Public Library (snow date 3/12)
  • Friday, February 28th | 10:00am-12:00pm | Claverack Free Library (snow date 3/18)
  • Monday, March 16th | 10:00am-12:00pm | Online

To learn more about this workshop or to register for one of the sessions please visit http://calendar.midhudson.org

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Annual Report Software is Open!

LogoThe 2019 NYS Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries CollectConnect software is open. The Annual Report is due from each member library by Friday, February 14th at 5:00pm.  

Information for MHLS member libraries about the Annual Report can be found at https://midhudson.org/annualreporttips/or contact Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator, cconlin@midhudson.org

 

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E-Rate Application Filing

TextUniversal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has announced the dates for E-Rate application filing for the Funding Year 2020, which will be opening on January 15, 2020 and closing on March 25, 2020. If you have any questions please contact Natalie McDonough, State E-Rate Coordinator at Natalie.McDonough@nysed.gov or visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev//univsvc/

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MHLS Bulletin LogoDid you know you can receive the weekly newsletter of the Mid-Hudson Library System directly in your inbox every Tuesday? Receive the MHLS online newsletter to get system news, member library spotlights, professional development opportunities, and access to the ‘In the News’ section, which highlights the latest coverage of local and national library news items.

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Become A Census Champion!

United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Trustees can find more info to sign up to become a Library Census Champion and receive free information, resources, and actions to take to ensure a fair and accurate census.

Sign up today: http://bit.ly/LibraryCensusChampions

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