A Message from Morton

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  In observance of the holiday, Morton will be closed on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.
We honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces and we celebrate the coming summer season.

Here at Morton there is plenty to celebrate and to enjoy.  Our sustainability series continues with Ken Greene of seedshed.org, and we welcome a new artist, Jake Melley to the walls of Morton Hall with his opening on June 2nd.  Hear music, learn from Lacanian Mark Stafford, help to support Northern Dutchess Hospital with a Paint and Sip, or join our book group.
If you are or have a 2nd through 5th grader, sign up for The Little Red Schoolhouse, a series of engaging classes held at Morton.  If you are a tad older and would like to “unleash your inner artist,” sign up for Linda Curtis’ classes held in Morton Hall.
Hope to see you here.

Note:  The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  The public is always welcome.


National Park Service May 23, 2017

Planning a vacation and do not know where to go? Consider visiting the National Parks this year!

Find a National Park or Historic Site by visiting www.nps.gov.

You can select for the State you’re interested in visiting from a drop-down menu.

And for those who just want to explore the natural world from your desk top you can get livestream cams on bears, bald eagles and oceans at some of the national parks:https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/photosmultimedia/ocean-webcam.htm

Morton Board Meeting Dates

The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.

January 5, 2017, February 2, 2017, March 2, 2017, April 6, 2017, May 4, 2017, June 1, 2017, July 6, 2017, August 3, 2017, September 7, 2017, October 5, 2017, November 2, 2017, December 7, 2017.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.