A Message from Morton

Perhaps not according to the calendar, but the thermometer certainly says that we are in the dog days of summer.  We are offering activities that can be done in the comfort of AC or yoga that can be done in the early hours of the morning.  Even easier, order a book and read it under a shady tree with a cool glass of iced tea and one of the tasty treats from Holly’s online cooking class!

It’s also the time of profusion in the garden and we are happy to be the drop-off spot for produce for Backyard to Table’s facilitation of donations to the local food pantries.  Just so there is no confusion: you may drop off your extra produce here at Morton, but the pick up/pantries are at The Church of the Messiah on Saturdays from 10:00 – 1:00 and Rhinebeck Reformed Church on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 12:00.

We are offering garbage bags, gloves, and our garbage can for anyone who is interested in tidying up Rhinecliff.  We are  thrilled that everyone is using proper PPE but ask that you throw them away in the proper receptacles rather than littering our lovely hamlet.

Our hours for curbside pickup are:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 – 2:00
Wednesday & Friday: 2:00 – 6:00

You can go online, make your selections and we will let you know when your items arrive.
We ask that all items be returned in the book drop and we are quarantining everything for 72 hours out of an abundance of caution.

Thanks again for being the best patrons ever!!

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Storytime with Sandy and Friends

You are all in for another great story time this week.  Thanks to our dear friend, Norm Magnusson, I will be joined by a guest reader each week on our YouTube channel.  Each local luminary has generously agreed to read a favorite book and the readers and the stories are too fun and too special!  We can’t thank everyone who is participating enough and know that you will be thrilled.

We are lucky enough to have Jeff and Leslie reading from Wilderstein’s porch on this week’s Storytime with Sandy and Friends – Friday, July 10 at 11:00 am.

Link here: https://youtu.be/fs4885l9C4o



Tuesday’s Tip

Happy Independence Day 2020! June 30, 2020

Celebrating Independence Day may take a little extra care this year, but the Hudson Valley is still offering a few local firework displays.

Be safe, wear a mask, give yourself extra time and enjoy one of the local celebrations.

Dutchess County is planning three local displays with crowd safety in mind.

https://patch.com/new-york/midhudsonvalley/drive-fireworks-events- scheduled-dutchess-county

Morton Curbside Service

Our curbside hours will be:

Sunday & Monday: closed

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday & Friday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday: closed

You will be able to request materials by calling the library (845-876-2903) or emailing sandy@mortonrhinecliff.org.  After you have been notified that your items are ready, you may come to the front of the building and call the library.  We will be using our lower door during our curbside service. A library staff member can either bring your items to your car, or if you prefer, can place your items outside and then you may get out of your car to retrieve them.

All items to be returned must be placed in the dropbox.

Please maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself, library staff, and other patrons at all times.

Per Morton’s Patron Code of Conduct, masks must be worn at all times when on library grounds.

We look forward to seeing you and to getting you the library items that you have been missing!