A Message from Morton

And the holiday season begins!

Please join the Rhinecliff family for the first annual Holiday Day hosted by the Rhinebeck Grange with help from the Rhinecliff Fire Department, the Ladies Auxiliary, and Morton Memorial Library on Saturday the 9th.  Sunday we will hold the 10th Morton Holiday Cookie Swap, which is really just an excuse to sit around drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies, until everyone is over-sugared! Richard’s Rhinecliff Music Night at the Library will have a celebratory theme with lots of amazing music on Friday the 15th.

Stop by the library and find books to get you into the spirit or to take you away from all of the hustle and bustle.

Note:  The December meeting of the Morton Board will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m.  The public is always welcome.


Christmas Trees – before and after the holiday December 12, 2017

If you haven’t picked up a tree for the holiday yet—and want the experience of cutting your own, here’s an article from the Poughkeepsie Journal that should help you find a tree farm in our Mid-Hudson area!

As Yuletide ebbs, many will soon have an unwanted Christmas tree about the house, and there are some ways to dispose of them responsibly and in a way that will give a new purpose to them after holiday celebrations are over. This is a more sustainable alternative to throwing them in the trash. Check with your municipal government office, or solid waste management company/ Resource Recovery Agency, about curbside pick-up — or landfill drop-off – as these are often only offered for a limited time! Your tree might become mulch for the Town playground or park! If your Town doesn’t offer this service, you can encourage them to start!

https://earth911.com is a place to get many recycling tips, and find resources to help us all do our part to clean up the planet.

Celebrate mindfully and with gratitude! Peace on Earth -and goodwill to all!!

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 5, 2017, February 2, 2017, March 2, 2017, April 6, 2017, May 4, 2017, June 1, 2017, July 6, 2017, August 3, 2017, September 7, 2017, October 5, 2017, November 2, 2017, December 7, 2017.

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.