A Message from Morton

Keep an eye on all of the events happening at Morton – there will be plenty of marking of calendars with the variety of programs.  We will be closed on Saturday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day, reopening on Tuesday, May 28th – and our online catalog, databases, and Overdrive are always there for you.

A new feature from Mid Hudson has just been turned on: AUTO RENEWAL, a feature which renews eligible items that are checked out to patrons in good standing, in an automated process, using Courtesy Notices. Two days before the item is due, the patron will receive an email notice to inform them that their item has been renewed and will now be due at a later date. If an item cannot be renewed, a courtesy notice will still be sent with a reminder that the item is due. Only items that are already eligible for renewal can be automatically renewed.

Tuesday’s Tip

May is Mental Health Awareness Month                 May 21, 2019

Because it’s never too late… e-resources with accessible Mental Health information, support and treatment options.
1. Help is Here, Resource Directory for Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties created by the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County – http://capedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/resource-directory.pdf .
2. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Mental Health – https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/ .
3. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – the “Find Treatment” tab – https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment .
a. Read the following article: Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing On Suicide Prevention Strategies For Our Youth
published by SAMHSA May 7, 2019.
4. Consider reading the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Drug Abuse: Advancing Addiction Science DrugFacts publication “Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses”
a. Also search terms like “Opioids .”
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Help, Resources and Information, NATIONAL OPIOIDS CRISIS – https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/ for resources available on opioid and prescription drug addiction.
6. Facing Addiction with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) — https://www.facingaddiction.org/ to find information, support and treatment facilities in the United States.
7. ThinkDIFFERENTLY, Service Provider Search Engine — https://www.thinkdifferently.net/services/
The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Service Provider includes a number of the following invaluable resources as well as many others in their user-friendly Search Engine:
8. Catholic Charities: Community Services of Dutchess County – https://catholiccharities-dutchesscounty.org/
9. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center – http://lgbtqcenter.org/
10. Mental Health America (MHA) – http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
11. Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) –
https://mhanys.org /
12. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Hudson –

13. People USA – https://people-usa.org/
14. Taconic Resources for Independence: Advocating for Inclusive Communities – https://taconicresources.org/

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.