Dear Morton Library Supporter,
On April 30, 2016, Morton Memorial Library and Community House will
hold its annual Morton Day Fundraiser. This year’s event, “Morton
Roars: Boas and Bow Ties,” in the style of the Roaring Twenties, will
feature the Big Blue Big Band, a 17-piece swing ensemble, and Abby
Saxon’s Rhinebeck Dance Group. As always, food and spirits will be
available. This annual event raises funds to support various library
programs and services.
Last year, a number of local businesses and families supported Morton
as event sponsors. Four levels of tax-deductible sponsorship are
• Hotsy Totsy – $150 – $399
• Cat’s Meow – $400 – $699
• The Berries – $700 – $999
• Bees Knees – $1000 and up
Sponsors receive two tickets for “Morton Roars,” sponsorship
recognition at the event and promotional potential for their business
or service by having the option to place printed materials or a
free-standing banner or placard at the admission table.
Since its founding in 1908, Morton has served our community with its
library collection, community meeting room, community theater,
after-school and children’s programs, music and movie nights, art
shows, book clubs, recreational activities, educational workshops,
programs for seniors, and more. Last year, over 10,000 visitors came
to the library for some 300 events.
We sincerely hope you’ll become a sponsor once again for this
important fundraising event. To do so, you may write a check to
Morton Memorial Library and Community House, P.O. Box 157, 82 Kelly
St., Rhinecliff, NY 12574-0157, with the check memo stating your
level of sponsorship. Alternatively, you may click on the Donate tab
below and follow PayPal’s instructions.
If you are interested in our local farm and food practices, please participate in our Neighborhood Community Read: Farm to Table. NCR is a program series provided in partnership with our neighboring libraries.
Those events should also appeal to our River Read program participants, and we have yet another for them: On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss the book Hidden History of the Mid-Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road by Carney Rhinevault and Tatiana Rhinevault.
Please join us for these programs to explore more about our beautiful Hudson Valley.
Note: The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.
Zika Virus Resources April 19, 2016
This headline-making illness is not currently spread locally, but rather was picked up by travelers. None of the Hudson Valley cases of Zika Virus to date were contracted in the United States.
That said, people are concerned about its presence here. With science now proving that serious health consequences are linked to the contraction of the Zika virus- spread by mosquito to human transmission- it’s prudent to increase public awareness, and do what we can to prevent further spread of this disease. To help you stay informed, this Tip will direct you to some of the best sources for public health information.
New York State Department of Health has a site devoted to Zika information.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information.
If there is important local health information, our local Mid-Hudson Health Departments will provide us with the information we need.
Dutchess County Public Health Updates -http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/DBCH/16586.htm
Ulster County Public Health Notices- http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/public-health-notices
Putnam County Health Department – http://www.putnamcountyny.com/health/
Columbia County Department of Health – https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/health/
Greene County Public Health – http://greenegovernment.com/departments/public-health