Upper Hudson
Library System
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public libraries working together to improve library service for the residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. UHLS is one of twenty-three public library systems in New York State.

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Announcing the inaugural session of . . .


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Upper Hudson Library System

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Are you brand new to presenting storytime? Do you have a little on-the-job experience yet would like to expand your knowledge and have your questions answered? Come learn the basics of delivering an early literacy storytime in this intensive yet fun training. We’ll cover:

  • Creating an agenda with good flow

  • Choosing and using books best suited to your goals and audience

  • Early literacy asides and how to comfortably incorporate them

  • Adding music, movement, and story sharing beyond the book

  • Basic management of group dynamics (kids and adults!)

  • What do I do when . . .

Registration deadline: January 12, 2020.

To register:

CE credit: 4.5 hours

Presented by Mary Fellows and Amy DuBrey, UHLS

See the flyer here

Upper Hudson Library System Celebrates Public Libraries Making a Difference in Their Communities

Albany, NY (June 13) -- The Upper Hudson Library System held its 58th annual celebration of public library service in Albany and Rensselaer Counties at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY on Wednesday, June 12. UHLS Board President Tara Ricard said, “The public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties are changing lives every day and the Upper Hudson Library System celebrates this transformative work through our annual celebration and awards program.”

Read the full announcement here.

UHLS Libraries Get Mobile App

We've got a brand new way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now offer an app called UHLS Mobile, available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.

The app features include the ability to search the UHLS catalog; check the status of a library card account; place physical items (such as books, CDs and DVDs) on hold so they can be picked up at the library; discover and access digitally distributed items like ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines; and connect users to other information such as library hours and program calendars. The app even can scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see whether our libraries own a copy of a specific title—and place a request for that book right away. Download UHLS Mobile today and take us with you wherever you go this summer!

Full press release is here.

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