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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The American Library Association (ALA) encourages library workers with federal student loans to review their eligibility under the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Library workers in all contexts—school, public, academic and others—with federal student aid may be eligible for the waiver, known as the Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF). Under the

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Weekly Bulletin Highlight

Do you have news or events you want to share? If your library has content for the Bulletin, please send it to bulletin@midhudson.org no later than Wednesday afternoon of the week prior to publication. We love hearing from you!

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Property Tax Cap

The Office of the State Comptroller announced that the property tax levy growth will again (for the second year) be capped at 2% for 2023 for impacted entities that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year. The inflation factor calculation is 7.17%. In the press release, the Comptroller acknowledged that costs will be higher than “expected

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The Great Give Back 2022

REMINDER: Let us know if your library will participate in The Great Give Back (TGGB) 2022! This year, TGGB will take place on Saturday, October 15th but if you want to choose a different date or create a longer-running program, you can still participate. Please use this form to sign up your library for the

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The Great Give Back 2022

Let us know if your library will participate in The Great Give Back (TGGB) 2022! This year, TGGB will take place on Saturday, October 15th but if you want to choose a different date or create a longer-running program, you can still participate. Please use this form to sign up your library for the 2022

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New Directors’ Meet Up

You are not alone! Join us for an in-person, informal gathering on Friday, July 22nd at 10:00 am in the MHLS Auditorium of New Directors (in your role for 3 years or less) to discuss relevant topics related to finding your path as a new director. Facilitated by MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, author

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NYLA Award Nominations

The New York Library Association (NYLA) honors individuals and organizations for their tireless support, leadership, and advocacy for libraries at their Annual Conference. If you are interested in nominating someone you know that is deserving of recognition for one of the following awards, please complete this form and submit your nomination by July 15th. The

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Construction Grant Workshop

MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will hold the MHLS Construction Grant Technical Assistance Workshop on Tuesday, June 21st at 2:00 pm. This workshop is designed to assist member libraries who plan to apply for the next cycle of State Aid for Library Construction program and will focus on filling out the online application and

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New Directors Forum

The New Directors Forum will take place online at 12:30 pm after the Directors Association Meeting on June 14th. Topic: Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit and Broadband Improvement Plan. This event is recommended for library directors that have been in their position for 3 years or less. The Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit and Broadband Improvement Plan

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The Great Give Back

Reserve your seat for The Great Give Back: Creating Community Connections on June 7th at 1:30 pm. The Great Give Back is a day for public libraries to shine as a community hub by inviting community members to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. This program offers a way to showcase the good work many libraries

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