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New eBooks we've recently added to OverDrive and Libby
In the Shadow of Vesuvius - Tasha Alexander 

Afterlife - Julia Alvarez 

Long Range: Joe Pickett series - C. J. Box 

Crooked River - Douglas Preston Lincoln Child

The Splendid and the Vile - Erik Larson  

The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel - Alexander McCall Smith (available 4/28)

The Mirror & The Light - Hilary Mantel 

The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes  

The Dutch House - Ann Patchett 

Lost - James Petterson

Golden in Death - J.D. Robb  

Chosen Ones - Veronica Roth

In Five Years - Rebecca Serle 

Red Head by the Side of the Road - Ann Tyler  

A Dangerous Engagement - Ashley Weaver 
New eBooks we've recently added to OverDrive and Libby
Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari 

What it's like to be a Bird - David Allen Sibley (available 4/14)
New Downloadable Audiobooks we've recently added to OverDrive and Libby
A Long Petal of the Sea - Isabel Allende - Fic

A Minute to Midnight: An Atlee Pine Thriller - David Baldacci - Fic

The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery - Charles Finch - Fic

The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E. Harrow - Fic

Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life - Marie Kondo  - NonFic

In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine - Rachel Lance - NonFic

The Women with Silver Wings - Katherine Sharp Landdeck (available 4/21) - NonFic

Hit List: Stone Barrington Series - Stuart Woods - Fic

Newsletter     April 2020
From the Director
Hi Everyone:

I hope you are all safe and well at home. We are sending our best wishes to all and a few more electronic offerings that we thought you might want to know about.
If you are having difficulties with an expired card or don't now your PIN number, feel free to email me at

In the meantime we hope you are enjoying Julianna's and Sarah's stories, Diane's postings and the web info that Barbara has made available. We hope you will check our website, Facebook and Instagram regularly to see what else we can offer as we all navigate this time together. 

Jody Ford
Director, Stone Ridge Library
From the SRL Foundation
Sadly, the annual Recognition Tea that was scheduled for May 17th has been cancelled.   We look forward to the Tea each year and are sorry to have to cancel the event, but we feel this decision is in everyone's best interest at this time.  

In other news, we're thrilled to participate in  Hudson Valley Gives  again this year!  Mark your calendars to support the library on this exciting day of community-wide online giving to be held on  May 20th!  
Automatic Messages from MHLS
If you are getting automatic messages from the Mid-Hudson Library System regarding renewals/no renewals/returning books, please ignore them. Fines will be waived when we re-open.
Covid 19 Information
Some helpful links:

Ulster County Covid 19 Hotline:
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm 845-443-8888

Ulster County Dept. of Health Facebook

New York State Dept. of Health Information
NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline:888-364-3065

CDC - Centers For Disease Control

The Mid-Hudson Library System has put together a couple of informative PDFs:
Sarah Reading Picture Books
Sarah is reading a picture book a few times a week. These are also on our Facebook page. 

To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda, illustrated by Janet Stevens. 
Read with permission from Harcourt Press.

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood. Illustrated by Don Wood. Read with permission from Harcourt Press.
Julianna Reading "Half Magic," a Chapter Book
A reading by Julianna of Half Magic by Edward Eager. This is an enchanting story about four siblings who find a magical coin. There is a problem - the coin only grants half wishes so the siblings must always wish for twice as much, which causes double the trouble. Set in the 1930's, but just as funny today. This is also on our website.
Read  with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- You will have to open this with SoundCloud - easy to download.

More Chapters
For Poetry Lovers
American Life in Poetry provides a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems.
The sole mission of this project is
to promote poetry: American Life in Poetry seeks to create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. The poem in each column is brief and will be enjoyable and enlightening. There is a sign up on the bottom right of the column  
April is Poetry Month!
Check our Facebook page for ongoing daily poetry challenges. 
Book Donations
We are sorry, but we cannot accept any book donations at this time. We are not at the Library to sort them and put them away.
Thank you for understanding. 
Virtual Tours
We've been noticing a lot of virtual tours on the internet lately. Here are a few of them.

19 virtual museum tours from PBS. more

Virtual museum tours from Mental Floss. more

Virtual National Park tours from Apartment Therapy. more

Virtual Tour of Yellowstone Park. more

Virtual Tour of Denali Park. more

Virtual Garden Tours from around the world from Apartment Therapy. more
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