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Hot enough for you?                        Beat the Heat! July 16, 2019

Phew! It’s another heat wave in the Hudson Valley!
Here are a few resources to help you stay safe during the period of excessive heat, and also some suggestions we can follow to help reverse the problems of a warming earth.

FEMA has some tip sheets online:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have some tips too, for recognizing and treating heat-related illness:

The EPA has created an “Excessive Heat Events Guidebook”

Here are some tips from the National Weather Service

This 20 page booklet from CDC explains a bit about why heat is a public health issue, and its connection to the warming of earth.

Any reduction in use of fossil fuels can have a positive impact on lowering the heat, thereby making us all safer and healthier. Everyone can make a difference in dialing back this serious public health threat. Pondering these impacts should give us all good reasons to make changes in our own behaviors.  Making some of these changes (or all of them) can only help in the fight to mitigate worsening conditions from a warming planet.

A Message from Morton

Summertime weather is here which means hot days and nights.  Looking for a break from the heat – stop in, choose a book, and enjoy the cool of Morton.  We welcome everyone to borrow books, cds, dvds, seeds, or to come in for one of the great events in Morton Hall.
Keep an eye out for the opening of our game room area and new sewing center downstairs.  And don’t forget … if you need some lettuce greens … our flower boxes are here for everyone to partake!!

Morton Board Meeting Dates

The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

January 3, 2019, February 12, 2019, March 7, 2019, April 4, 2019, May 2, 2019, June 6, 2019, August 1, 2019, September 5, 2019, October 3, 2019, November 7, 2019, December 5, 2019.

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.