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Summer Reading Program Final Reports Due 9/13

The 2019 Summer Reading Program Final Report form is now available for MHLS member libraries. Every member library is required to submit an online Summer Reading Program Final Report.  To access the report please visit https://midhudson.org/summer-reading-program/ Reports are due by Friday, September 13th. If you have any questions or if your library will not be

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60th Annual Mid-Hudson Library System Membership Meeting

The 2019 Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, NY. Our keynote speaker will be Miguel Figueroa, Director of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries discussing the role of libraries in the

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End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers

There is still time to register for the End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers taking place on Monday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium. The goal of this program is to encourage programmers to discuss what went well at their libraries during the summer, and what problems they learned from in order to

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Keeping Track of Library Policies

The library boards’ ultimate responsibility is to ensure and protect the reputation of the institution – best realized through the adoption of clearly written library policies. To support your organizations efforts, in keeping track of your library’s policies MHLS offers an Essential Documents Inventory Workbook. Easily keep track of which policies have been adopted, which

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Sierra Users Group

The Sierra Users Group event on Friday, August 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium offers an opportunity for staff, who use Sierra, to come together with peers from other libraries to discuss the platform and share ideas. The meeting agenda includes 2 sessions. From 9:00- 9:50am we will present a training session on custom

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Free Hudson Valley Renegades Tickets for SRP Kids

There is still time to request free tickets for The Hudson Valley Renegades game on August 26th. Libraries can request free tickets to give to kids participating in or completing their Summer Reading Programs (SRP). There is no cap on the number of kids’ tickets that libraries can request, and participating libraries will be provided

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MHLS Leadership Circle – September 6

The MHLS Leadership Circle will meet on Friday, September 6th after the DA meeting to discuss Leading Meetings that Matter. Your time and the time of your stakeholders is one of the most valuable assets you have to create a relevant and responsive library. This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for conducting efficient

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No Smoking Law Policy

The NYS legislation that prohibits smoking within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library went into effect on June 19. This mandates all libraries post appropriate signage and designate an agent to inform non-employees when they are in violation of the law. If your library does

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Consumer Reports Subscription Ends August 31

The Consumer Reports subscription will end on Saturday, August 31st.  MHLS Tech Support will remove links from all Mid-Hudson hosted pages on that date. The Central Library Collection Development Committee made the recommendation to the Directors Association that the usage of Consumer Reports was too low to renew the product. The DA approved the recommendation

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Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, NY. Our keynote speaker will be Miguel Figueroa, Director of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries discussing the role of libraries in the context of Trends,

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