Storytime with Sandy

Missing story hour at Morton Memorial Library? Sandy can’t bring you to the children’s library at Morton but she can provide the coziness of listening to well written and illustrated stories. Join us Friday at 11:00 am for a new Storytime with Sandy coming to you from the wonderful hamlet of Rhinecliff! Just click on the image below:

Tuesday’s Tip

Free Video Chat Apps                April 7, 2020

Social distancing means that we must stay home as much as possible to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This doesn’t mean that we have to stop talking to our friends, family, and co-workers! There are numerous free video chat applications out there that will let you chat from the comfort and safety of your home. They just require an internet connection. 

Facebook Messenger Requires a Facebook account but is an easy-to-use messenger and video chat application. Can be used on a mobile device or desktop/laptop. 

Facetime Can only be used on an Apple product (iPhone, Mac, etc….). Can have up to 32 people on a call at one time. 

Google Hangouts A Gmail account is required to initiate the video chat but users can invite non-Gmail email accounts to a chat. Can be used on mobile devices or desktops/laptops. 

Skype Can handle up to 50 uses per call. Provides both messaging and video chat options. Can be used on mobile devices or desktops/laptops. 

WhatsApp Very user friendly. Provides messaging and video chat options. Can easily be download to any mobile device. 

UPDATE: Morton Closed – Information Regarding COVID-19

In order to keep our community safe and in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, Morton Memorial Library will remain closed through at least Tuesday May 5th.

All library programs and events are cancelled at least through Tuesday May 5th. We will continue to post library updates on our website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Fines will NOT be charged on any items due at this time. Items may be returned in the outside dropbox. Don’t forget to check out our online resources for an extensive collection of ebooks, audiobooks, online classes, and magazines, all of which can be accessed from our website.
Feel free to email: sandy@mortonrhinecliff.org with any questions or concerns. We will be checking email and voicemail on a regular basis.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
Please stay safe, stay well, and STAY HOME.**
Visit the Dutchess County Government/Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date, local information. This site offers invaluable resources for our community during this time.

A Message from Morton COVID-19 Edition

At this time we will be remaining closed through at least April 20th, with all programs postponed through April 30th.

Never fear: We miss you! We miss being at the library and getting your items, answering your questions, or letting you know about another amazing program that we have just scheduled. But, even more than missing you, we are hoping that you are doing well, and we all want you to know how much we are thinking of you and anticipating when we can all be together again.

Please, please let us know if there is anything that we can be doing to help you. We are checking the phones daily and electronically all day long, so feel free to contact us. Let us know if there is some amazing online tool that we should be sharing, or just something funny to give us a laugh or a smile.
I assume that we are not the only ones doing lots of spring cleaning and so have spoken with Record Storage Solutions. When it is safe to congregate, we will be having a shredding party at the library. Perhaps we will also have a community yard sale… ‘another person’s treasure.’

We are working to put some new online ideas in place and will be giving more information as we muddle along. Please keep in touch via our social media sites: Instagram and Facebook. We will also be posting on our website and at the Rhinecliff Post Office.
Again, let us know if there is anything that we can be doing for you to help out or if you can think of anything that we can do together to make this experience as positive as possible.

Contact us either electronically: sandy[at]mortonrhinecliff.org
or by phone: 845-876-2903.
Thank you, stay safe, and take care of each other.