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The Great Give Back

It’s almost time for The Great Give Back, taking place on Saturday, October 15th. Please use this form to tell us your library’s program plans. Don’t forget to use #greatgiveback22 and tag @greatgiveback @midhudsonlibsys in your Instagram posts!

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Online Course for Library Workers!

Register now for a free, self-paced, online course developed just for library workers! Information Literacy Instruction for Library Professionals aims to train library staff to effectively disseminate information literacy skills to the public. The course consists of twelve modules, each about an hour long. It covers a broad range of information literacy topics. All library

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Fall Into Books Conference

REMINDER: Registration for the 23rd annual children’s and teen literature conference, Fall Into Books closes on October 1st. This year’s conference will be held online on October 25th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. This collaborative event features book discussion sessions ranging from picture books to young adult, and a keynote presentation. This year’s keynote speaker

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COVID-19 State of Emergency

The Governor announced on September 12th that the COVID-19 state of emergency will not be extended. This state of emergency has been in effect since March 2020 and extended monthly up until September 12th. The Monkeypox and Polio States of Emergency are still in effect. On March 17th, 2022, the designation of COVID-19 as an

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Practicing Inclusion Webinar

On October 11th at 3:00 pm Infopeople is offering a free one-hour webinar presented by Beckett Czarnecki, Practicing Inclusion: Welcoming Transgender Customers and Colleagues. This event is free to attend but registration is required. As rights for transgender people continue to be challenged, libraries should be a welcoming place for the youth, adults, and colleagues

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Library Friends Group Online Meetup

Calling all Friends Groups for the 2022 MHLS Member Library Friends Group Online Meetup on October 18th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Join MHLS staff and fellow member library Friends Groups for sharing and discussion. All MHLS member library Friends Groups and individuals interested in creating a Friends Group for their local library are welcome

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Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act

There is still time to register for the online session of an Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Library Facilities hosted by MHLS on September 23rd at 10:00am. Join Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist at the Northeast ADA Center for an Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including the definition of

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Using VA Video Connect in the Library

Join presenter Paul Galantowicz, Facility Telehealth Coordinator for VHAWNY Healthcare System on Thursday, September 22 at 12:00 pm for Using VA Video Connect in the Library. Libraries play many important roles in their communities, but none as important today in helping people access the healthcare and health information they need, especially with telehealth needs of

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MHLS Trustee Education sessions

There is still time to register for these upcoming MHLS Trustee Education sessions! Trustee EssentialsParticularly for new board members, but open to all. Library board members looking for essential, basic information to increase their effectiveness in serving on a library board will benefit from attending this session.– Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium | September 21st |

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Ecological Restoration Grants

Ecological Restoration Grants Now Available! Partners for Climate Action is inviting applications for funding from organizations in Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, or Orange Counties that are taking direct ecological restoration actions in their communities. Grants will range from $1,000-$100,000. Project areas include, but are not limited to the following: Submit an online application by

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