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Free Webinar – Virtual and In-Person Programming for Infants : Who, How, What, When, Where and Why

Date: Tuesday, March 02, 2021Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/webinars.htmPresenter: Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose Creator, Trainer and AuthorCost: Free Webinar Content: Virtual and in-person library programs for parents and infants are most meaningful when a broad range of factors are taken into consideration, including:  • When, how, and […]

Staff Development Resources – Updated 3/30, 12:30 PM

As we all learn to adapt to this ‘work from home’ environment, MVLS is committed to doing whatever we can to keep library staff at all levels engaged and learning. We’ll keep updating this list of options as we find them. NEW! Colorado State Library’s Library Creation and Learning Site: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/ NEW! Ohio Reference Excellence […]

COVID-19 Information – Updated 3/20, 3:30 PM

MVLS is monitoring the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation and looking to experts such as the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and New York State Department of Health for guidance. We advise libraries to also consult their local county health departments for additional information. We also advise libraries to refer to resources from the New York Library Association, […]

Kidbytes is on Pinterest

Kidbytes is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires us. MVLS and UHLS collaboratively have set up LibraryKidbytes, on Pinterest. We’ve started celebrating books the just might be on those 2014 award lists! You know, the Caldecott, the Newbery, the Printz, the Sibert, the Geisel, the Wishful Thinking but probably doesn’t […]

Picture Book City

Over the next few months, children’s areas in Johnstown, Middleburgh and Schoharie will be transformed into Picture Book Cities! What is a Picture Book City? It’s is a collection of picture books and age-appropriate non-fiction arranged in ‘neighborhoods’ by subject. Color coded labels make it easy to identify books in the same neighborhood. Want books about fairies and […]

Schoharie in the News

Schoharie, still working to rebuild after damage left behind by Hurricane Irene, has gotten some wonderful press over the last couple of days. The Times Union did a great story on the Schoharie Library’s cleanup efforts on Sunday, September 25.  That article is here.  Kudos to library director Cathy Caiazzo for being a fabulous representative for the […]