Happy 4th of July weekend

Morton will be closed for the holiday on Friday and Saturday this weekend.  We will re-open for curbside on Tuesday at 10:00 am. Enjoy and stay safe!

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!  […]

“Rhinecliff’s Morton Memorial Library remains a busy venue”

Thank you, Anthony Musso in the Poughkeepsie Journal for a lovely article about Morton Memorial Library & Community House. We look forward to continuing getting back to our onsite community service as soon as we are all back to ‘normal’. Until then keep checking back for ideas that you can enjoy in your own safe […]

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  After you have been notified that your items are ready, you may come to […]

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 […]

A Message from Morton

A huge thank you to all who have been so supportive of us while we have been closed.  Happily, I can say that while we are erring on the side of safety, we are open for curbside pickup!  To make this even more enticing, Mid-Hudson has started deliveries, so you can go online, make your […]

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!

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 […]

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Morton Roars – 1920’s Fundraising Gala Sneak Peek

Dear Morton Library Supporter, On April 30, 2016, Morton Memorial Library and Community House will hold its annual Morton Day Fundraiser.  This year’s event, “Morton Roars: Boas and Bow Ties,” in the style of the Roaring Twenties, will feature the Big Blue Big Band, a 17-piece swing ensemble, and Abby Saxon’s Rhinebeck Dance Group.  As […]