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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 tomorrow at 11:00 am for Storytime with Sandy coming to you from the wonderful hamlet of Rhinecliff! Just click on the image below:

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 Sunday April 19th.

All library programs and events are cancelled at least through Thursday April 30th. 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.

“Rhinecliff’s Morton Memorial Library remains a busy venue”

Thank you, Anthony Musso in the Poughkeepsie Journal for a lovely article about Morton Memorial Library & Community House. We look forward to continuing getting back to our onsite community service as soon as we are all back to ‘normal’. Until then keep checking back for ideas that you can enjoy in your own safe space.

A Message from Morton COVID-19 Edition

Thank you for your support of your local library and those served by your library during a very challenging week that has seen the closure of almost all libraries in the Mid-Hudson region in response to the coordinated call for us all to practice social distancing to help “flatten the curve” to lessen the impact of COVID-19. With both the American Library Association and the New York Library Association now calling for libraries to close in the face of COVID-19, MHLS libraries were ahead of the curve in doing the right thing.
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
MHLS Executive Director

And thank you so much from all of us here at Morton for bearing up under this trying time.
This is certainly not our usual newsletter; there are no library events to tout per se, but there is still plenty to do to keep you from going too stir crazy.  We will be adding more online and outside ideas as time goes by.  Along with everyone else, we are playing this by ear and paying attention to what the experts are suggesting.

Though we are closed, we are taking advantage of this time to have work done on our porch so that there will be no disruption of service when we can re-open.  We are working to put some new online ideas in place and will be giving more information in the next few days.  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 and Rhinecliff Train Station. 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.

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