Read to Read in MHLS!

Congratulations to…

  • Beekman Library
  • Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
  • Clinton Community Library
  • Hudson Area Library
  • Marlboro Library
  • Mountain Top Library
  • NorthEast-Millerton Library
  • Patterson Library
  • Plattekill Public Library
  • Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Each of these libraries will receive $800 from MHLS thanks to funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program. Funds will be used to purchase early literacy materials to support the provision of early literacy programs in their library as part of their participation in the 2016-2017 MHLS Early Literacy Cohort Project. In addition, these libraries each received over $500 of professional materials as well as training in all of the elements of the Ready to Read at New York Libraries: Early Childhood Public Library Staff Development Program.

MHLS Early Literacy efforts focus on training for member library staff in support of making their library a vital community partner and early learning hub in their community.