A Message from Morton COVID-19 Edition

At this time we remain closed but are planning for when we will be open for curbside service. All in-person programs are postponed until further notice.

Our first concern is the safety of our patrons and our staff, so we want to continue to offer services, just in styles in line with the times.

Lawrence’s plan to offer tutoring help gave our board the idea that the library could serve as a connector between people able to offer schoolwork help and those kids/families that may need assistance. Right now all the kids are at home and only some have parents at home able to help them. We are putting out a call for volunteers and then will try to connect those volunteers with kids.

Those of us who live in Rhinecliff have had a recent loss which brought home the knowledge that people are suffering without others realizing. We have mental health professionals in our midst and Morton would be pleased to serve as a connector for people who need mental health support and those who can provide it and are local. (There are plenty of wonderful hotlines available but often a more personal local connection would help people who don’t want to call an anonymous hotline.)

Please contact us if you are willing to help professionally or feel the need for professional help. Morton does not purport to have medical expertise but our community has proven time and time again that we can come together to help others. Let’s keep that going!

Keep in touch via our social media sites: Instagram and Facebook, where we try to share new ideas daily.  We will also be posting on our website and at the Rhinecliff Post Office.

Let us know if there is anything that we can be doing for you to help out or if you can think of anything that we can do together to make this experience as positive as possible. Morton remains fine free until at least June 30. We are checking the phones daily and electronically all day long, so feel free to contact us.

Contact us either electronically: sandy[at]mortonrhinecliff.org or by phone: 845-876-2903.

Thank you, stay safe, and take care of each other.