A Message from Morton

On French soil in October of 1881, the United States Minister to France drove the first rivet into the big toe of the left foot of the figural structure which would become the Statue of Liberty.  In June of 1884, she was dedicated to liberty by the French Prime Minister and that same American ambassador who happened to be Levi P. Morton.  We at Morton like to think of our founder’s role in accepting that statue on behalf of the free people of the United States, particularly as July 4th approaches.  So we ask you to raise a glass during your celebration, and imagine Levi and his memories alive to him in Rhinecliff, perhaps in our little hamlet library.  We certainly feel the history here at Morton, and you are always welcome to share the experience.

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


Useful Websites for Travel Safety June 28th, 2016

Summer is here!! Here are some useful websites for trips you may have planned!

FlightAware: This website provides flight tracking information and notifications of private and commercial flights as well as airport activity, flight and airport maps with weather, aviation statistics, flight planning and instrument flight rules procedures for airports in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

CDC Travel Health Notices-Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.

Traveler’s Checklist– U.S. Department of State’s list of important steps to prepare for a safe trip outside the United States

Travel Alerts and Warnings– Overview of current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts from the U.S. Department of State

Consular Information Program– Users can search by country for information on the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices, information about whether you need a visa, crime and security information, health and medical considerations, drug penalties, localized hot spots and more.




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 7, 2016, February 4, 2016, March 3, 2016, April 7, 2016, May 5, 2016, June 2, 2016, July 7, 2016, August 4, 2016, September 1, 2016, October 6, 2016, November 3, 2016, December 1, 2016.

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.