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2020 Summer Reading Program Ideas Webinar

On May 13th at 1:00pm, library staff are invited to a follow-up meeting from the April 29th,  The Future of the 2020 Summer Reading Program to discuss their plans for the Summer Reading Program and share ideas. If you would like to share your plans or ideas for the summer reading program at the May 13th  program, please fill out

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Everyone Serves Families with Young Children Webinar

The Everyone Serves Families with Young Children webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 6th from 1:00-3:00pm. This early literacy online training is for member library staff who work or interact with children from birth to school entry and their families. At this early literacy training, member library staff will learn about: How different types

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Future of the 2020 Summer Reading Program Webinar

On Wednesday, April 29th from 10:00-11:00am, we will meet to discuss the Future of the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This event is for all member library staff who are involved with the Summer Reading Program. At this event, we will be discussing: The goals of the summer reading program Ideas for virtual summer reading programs

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Help Spread the Word!

We’re Still Open Hudson Valley is a resource for the community to have one place to go to find out who’s open and how they are offering their services during these difficult times.Please help get the word out to your local businesses!

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State Budget Finalized

The State budget was finalized on April 2nd. Library advocates efforts helped to fight the odds in this challenging economic climate, with a result that helped the starting spot for library aid land above the Governor’s proposed cut thanks to a legislative add of $2.5 million. We will start the year with an estimated 3%

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Project Management 101 Webinar

The MHLS Leadership Circle webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 7th from 12:30-2:30pm. The topic will be Project Management 101 presented by Ron Kirsop, Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System. This event is open to all MHLS member Library staff. Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work

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Census Update

COVID-19 has delayed field operations for the Census, but libraries’ key role in a complete count, to let people know about the importance of completing the questionnaire, is unchanged. The Census can be completed online and by phone whether you have received your Census ID number or not. Libraries can find electronic promotional materials and

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MHLS Suspends In-Person Events for March

MHLS is suspending all in-person continuing education and professional development events for the remainder of March. We will be either rescheduling events or converting them to online events. If you are registered for anything on the calendar during this period, expect to receive a direct message as to what the plan is for that event.

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Make Your Voice Heard!

Tuesday was Library Advocacy Day! Even if you couldn’t join us in Albany you can still speak up for libraries. The New York Library Association (NYLA), our lead advocate in Albany, has provided customizable letters that can be sent to your representatives in Albany and to the Governor through their Online Advocacy Center: http://bit.ly/1LwV3Ex Now is the time!

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Together We Read Digital Book Club

Beginning February 19th readers throughout the United States can join OverDrive’s – Together We Read digital book club. The eBook Lean on Me by Pat Simmons will be available through March 4th with no waitlists or holds. To access marketing materials or to learn more about this event please visit https://togetherweread.com/us/

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