New York State announced 1.65 million teens and children participated in summer reading programs during the summer of 2011. The Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian said it's a 10% increase from 2010. Way to go NY public libraries!  Get more information at
School Library Journal has announced its best books of 2011.  Take a look at what we have or will be getting on the SLJ Best Books 2011 list
Give yourself the best present of all these holidays... a public library card! Don't forget to ask about your PIN so you can access all of the stuff in the Midhudson Library's Virtual Library at