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Fruit / Vegetable Washes                Feb. 11, 2020

EATING LOTS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR HEALTH. BUT TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN TO CLEAN THEM…

Almost no food is 100% free of pesticides. Surprisingly, even organic produce may contain some pesticide residues.

To reduce your pesticide exposure the conventional advice is to:

  •   choose organic food when you can – especially for the foods most likely to be

    contaminated with pesticides ( EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in

    Produce ; PPLD’s e-Resources on Consumer Health: Nutrition )

  •   buy local
  •   eat a diverse diet – which is nutritionally beneficial and may also help limit the exposure and build-up/concentration of pesticide residue and toxins in the body

    and, wash your fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking with them

    Research has shown that most commercial produce cleaners are no more effective than plain water. But, several solutions have been shown to be more effective than plain water including: SALT [Water], VINEGAR [Water], BAKING SODA [Water]

A Message from Morton

A reminder that we still have the chance of real winter weather.  Please check cancellations.com, our web page, our Instagram, or our Facebook page if you are unsure of our opening.  You will never be charged late fees due to bad weather.

That being said there is SO much going on that we certainly hope that the weather doesn’t interfere: art, music, meditation, new plays, games, sustainability news, and the opportunity to cook for your friends and neighbors for the Talent Show – thank you in advance 🙂

We are also asking you to join us to advocate for library funding. Please send a letter to your representatives in Albany! The New York Library Association (NYLA), our lead advocate in Albany, has provided customizable letters that can be sent to your legislators in Albany and to the Governor. It only takes two minutes to send a letter to all of your representatives through NYLA’s Online Advocacy Center:  Now is the time for all of us to speak up. Your voice matters!

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 8, 2020, February 6, 2020, March 5, 2020, April 2, 2020, May 7, 2020, June 4, 2020, August 6, 2020, September 3, 2020, October 1, 2020, November 5, 2020, December 3, 2020.

eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive 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.