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A Message about Morton Matters from Joanne A. Meyer, Executive Director

This paragraph usually contains information about upcoming events, but that is not the case today.  We at Morton are mourning the loss of one of our treasured Rhinecliff patrons.  Author, activist, neighbor, and friend Cynthia Philip was a regular — and well-known — library user and researcher.  She had one of those minds which was always seeking for knowledge, probably an ability she enjoyed during her eight-plus decades.  She literally wrote the books on Rhinecliff and Wilderstein and Fulton, and other works of supreme interest to those in our area.  She was a serious, passionate, hard-working citizen and thinker.  We are thinking of her family at this time.

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Common Sense Media August 11, 2015

Common Sense Media is a great website for parents or educators looking for guidance in selecting material for children. It gives suggestions based on age, genre and format. The easy-to-use site has everything from apps to the latest movie releases. So if you have trouble deciding what to install on your tablet before a long flight with a young one or a patron is looking for a list of age-appropriate books visit this site to get some ideas!

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.

Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. Look at some current suggestions below.