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Help Support the Pleasant Valley Free Library

On November 6th the Pleasant Valley Free Library facility suffered from a significant structural fire. Their facility is closed indefinitely. For the latest updates and to learn how you can help support this library please visit their web site.

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Need New Tech?

MHLS can assist your library in finding cost-effective equipment. To simplify this process, we provide a standardized purchasing form. All orders are due by November 15th.

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How Do You Predict the Future?

MHLS is focusing on the future for our 2018 Annual Meeting! Help us help you by responding to this pre-event survey. The responses will help us think about how the future might be different and help us learn from one another. This survey should take you around 15 minutes to complete.: https://bit.ly/2NVoTKW

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Beacon Sweeps BOB!

The Howland Public Library’s Battle of the Books teams won BOTH the Teen Battle and the Middle School Battle this year!

Hearty congratulations to all of our teams!

2018 Teen Battle Winners:

  • 1st Place: Howland Public Library (Beacon)
  • 2nd Place: Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library (Cold Spring)
  • 3rd Place: Grinnell Library District (Wappingers Falls)

 

2018 Middle School Battle Winners:

  • 1st Place: Howland Public Library (Beacon)
  • 2nd Place: Clinton Community Library
  • 3rd Place: Brewster Public Library

To learn more about this event or become a participating library in this member driven program visit https://mhbattleofbooks.org/

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59th Annual Meeting

The 59th MHLS Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 @ Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY and you’re invited! In addition to our business meeting we are pleased to announce that our 2018 keynote speaker will be Futurist, Garry Golden! Click here to learn more and to register.

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Makerspace Field Trips

Interested in emerging tech and the maker movement? Join us for two upcoming “Field Trips” this fall to two new and exciting spaces in our region!

Innovation & Learning Center
Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, NY
Wednesday, September 26th
10:00am-12:00pm

The Makerspace @Germantown Library
Friday, October 26th
10:00am-12:00pm

Please register online for these events.

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New Executive Director

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) Board of Trustees has appointed Rebekkah Smith Aldrich as the new MHLS Executive Director. Rebekkah has worked for MHLS for over twenty years in a variety of roles, most recently as the Coordinator for Library Sustainability. Over the course of her career she has demonstrated her ability as a future focused library leader dedicated to helping communities thrive through public library service. Read the full press release in this week’s MHLS Bulletin.

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2018 Battle of the Books

Celebrating its fourteenth year the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books program brings together kids in grades 6th through 12th to display their knowledge through a literary trivia contest.

Twenty five member libraries have spent the summer working with teams of middle and high school students to prepare them for the end of program regional competitions. Which team will have the honor of being declared 2018 champions? Join the fun to find out! Read all about it in this week’s MHLS Bulletin!

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Mr. Sloan Says Farewell

“I suggest to you that the single most valuable MHLS asset is collaboration among MHLS stakeholders. We cooperatively provide library services, coordinate activities, and share an understanding of how to work jointly for the benefit of all.” Tom Sloan is departing as MHLS Executive Director this month, read his full farewell statement in this week’s MHLS Bulletin.

 

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Sierra Circ 101

Join MHLS ILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell on Wednesday, July 25th for a Sierra 101 webinar. This webinar is designed for new staff but more experienced staff seeking more efficient ways to do things while covering the circ desk are welcome to register as well. This is a good venue to ask questions that you’ve always wondered about! For more info and to register visit our online calendar.

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