Enjoy Unlimited Access to Encyclopedia Britannica With Your Library Card!

Are you looking for a quick info source you can rely on? Tired of running out of articles on Encyclopedia Britannica?

Assuming you have a library card, you don’t have to worry about that anymore! You get free access to EB’s entire academic archive as part of our online suite of subscriptions.

Click here to get started on your academic journey! We’ve also got access to the elementary, middle, and high school levels. No matter your age, we’ve got you covered.

The Headache, colour etching by George Cruikshank, c. 1830. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

The Headache, colour etching by George Cruikshank, c. 1830. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Summer Reading featuring MyON!

Looking for good books to read when summer’s here and school’s out?

MyOn.com is a fantastic online reading service that offers thousands of ebooks for kids and teens. It also features readalong support, which is useful for anyone who has trouble reading or just appreciates listening and reading along to great books.  They’re partnering with New York libraries to provide kids and teens access to thousands of ebooks for free from May to September!

To Log in, use Mid Hudson Library System as your school name, and then…

If you’re in elementary school, use: mhlsstudent1 as your username, or

If you’re in middle school, use: mhlsstudent6

The password is: read (all lower case). Then, choose a book and read to your heart’s content! Click above to find out more.

Our summer reading program officially begins in July. Stay tuned!

RAISING HOPE – Monday, May 21 at 5:30 PM

TIPS to HELP YOU make a difference in someone’s life….a workshop on helping someone who will benefit from your coaching and compassionate guidance!
The Town of Ulster Library on Monday, May 21 at 5:30
Sponsored by RAISING HOPE – an Ulster County mentoring program for women
The Raising Hope Coordinator along with others who are part of the program will lead a round table discussion and offer suggestions on how you can support another person as she works through a change or challenge in her life.
This is a FREE event and all are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information: Judith Bromley, MS, RN, Raising HOPE Coordinator c/o United Way of Ulster;
Judith: 845 559 5656     office: 845 331 4199

Ulster County Safe Harbour Program Presents, Monday, 5/7/2018, 5:30-7:30 pm:


Special Story Hour on Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m

Join us for a Special Story Hour on Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. The theme is insects!  This program is open to all ages.

Let’s learn about insects! We will read non-fiction books, learn some interesting facts about different types of insects, listen to stories, sing songs, make a cool craft, and have a snack. The program is open to all ages.

Get Caught Reading This Month!

Got reluctant readers in your house?

May is Get Caught Reading Month. Help your kid get caught reading… online! With Tumblebooks!

Tumblebooks is an e-reading program available for free with your library card. It’s got tons of books to choose from, many of which are animated storybooks. If you’re looking for an easy and fun way to read with your child, look no further. You can download the Tumblebooks app, or just read on your desktop.

They’re also available in Spanish and French! Just choose your language preference in the top-right corner of the site.

For more information, you can check out our previous post on Tumblebooks, or check out their help page.

Happy reading!

MLA Top Health Websites

WebMD got you down? Looking for topical health information from reliable sources?

Luckily for you (and us), the Medical Library Association has gathered up a list of top health websites for a variety of needs, including general information as well as websites dedicated to specific topics, such as cancer, diabetes, eye disease, HIV/AIDS, and more. No longer do you have to wade through biased websites hoping to sell you on an ineffective product, or a site that hasn’t been updated since 2001. You can feel safe knowing you can access pertinent information whenever you need it.


Teaching Tolerance

Providing guidance when children have questions regarding current events can be difficult. Teaching Tolerance can help.

According to their website, Teaching Tolerance’s mission is to  “help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.” Essentially, they provide free educational resources that focus on teaching a more thoughtful approach to interacting with the world, a vital skill for any child to have in today’s society.

One final note, from UNESCO:

Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.

Tolerance is harmony in difference.”

an image bearing the teaching tolerance logo

How to Download Your Facebook Data

Are you worried by the news about Facebook going around lately? Want to see what they have saved from your account? Looking for an easy way to download all your Facebook photos into one place?

Here are instructions from Facebook on how to download your data, and here is a great article from Wired on the most important bits of info you can get from this process as well as information on how to delete some of the information you don’t want Facebook to have any more. Facebook is working on a way to make deleting information easier, but in the meantime, these tips are your best bet.

Special Story Hour Saturday, April 14th @ 11:00 AM


Earth Day is on April 22nd.  Join us as we read non-fiction books and stories about how we can take care of our planet. We will sing songs, make a craft, and have a snack. The program is open to all ages.