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Big Read Hudson Valley

Kingston Library, Red Hook Public Library, Starr Library (Rhinebeck) , Morton Memorial Library & Community House (Rhinecliff) and Tivoli Free Library are collaborating with Bard College for Big Read Hudson Valley: Spanning the Hudson River with Words. To support Bard’s NEA Big Read grant each library will be offering reading groups, performances, workshops, and events from April 6th

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National Library Week

In observance of National Library Week (April 3rd-9th), New York Library Association (NYLA) is hosting their 3rd Annual #NYLibraryWeek! NYLA created a calendar of themed days for April 4th-7th with easy ways to join in the celebration and showcase your library. View the calendar and download the Social Media Toolkit to get started.

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Freedom of Information Law Training

The Committee on Open Government released a memo on March 17th that indicates the adjustments to Open Meetings Law that allow for remote meetings has been extended through April 15th, 2022. Kristin O’Neill, Assistant Director of the Committee on Open Government, will present an online program, Freedom of Information Law training, on Thursday, March 24th

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Recognize Outstanding Librarians!

New York State Senator Sean Ryan, chair of the Senate Libraries Committee, seeks nominations for outstanding librarians from across New York. He will recognize outstanding librarians who go above and beyond to serve their communities during National Library Week, which begins Sunday, April 3rd. One librarian will be selected from each of the state’s 10

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Library Construction Program

On Tuesday, April 19th at 2:00 pm join MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator Casey Conlin for an information session on Applying for Funds Through the State Aid for Library Construction Program. This webinar is designed for Mid-Hudson Library System member library directors and trustees who would like an introduction to the New York State Aid for

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Reminder!

REMINDER: This is the time of year to send requests for funding for local, special projects to state and federal legislators. Projects at member libraries that have been funded through this avenue in the past have included renovation projects, technology purchases, and special collection investments. There are no stated guidelines, no official application form, no official

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Registration Open for SENYCon

Registration is open for the 7th Annual SENYCon on Friday, April 1st, 2022. Southeastern NY Library Resources Council annual conference highlights the unique talents and skills that are held by the library professionals in the Southeastern region. The event is free for all Southeastern members. To learn more and to register visit SENYCon 2022.

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Trustee Handbook Book Club

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for the next session in the Trustee Handbook Book Club series on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00 pm. The chapters covered will be Risk Management and Library Policies. Register for this session and visit https://midhudson.org/trusteebookclub/ to view upcoming

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Summer Reading Resources

The New York State Library and Summer Reading at New York Libraries are hosting Summer Reading Resources for Younger Readers with Print Disabilities on March 11th at 12:00 pm. This online informational session with the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) Director, Shawn Lemieux will provide an overview of services and share updates

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Trustee Tip of the Month

Trustee Tip of the Month: Board packets should be distributed a week in advance of a board meeting to give all trustees enough time to review reports and consider items on the agenda for discussion. Any document planned to be discussed at a board meeting must be posted to the library’s website no later than

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