ILS Migration

In the coming weeks, the Upper Hudson Library System will be rolling out our new integrated catalog and circulation system. The “go-live” date for this system is March 31st. 

  • catalog What does this mean for you?
    After we migrate to the new system, lists created under your patron account will be erased. To keep a copy, go to your “My List” page under your account and email it to yourself or print it.
  • Requested items that you have suspended in the current catalog may become active.
  • Most importantly – some library services, such as registering for a card, requesting or renewing items, and other account management services may be interrupted in the weeks and days leading up to the migration.
  • This new catalog will offer a range of improvements, including options for emailing receipts, easier catalog searching and requesting items, better electronic notifications, saving your checkout history, enhanced account security, and more.

Your patience and understanding as this new software is rolled out is very much appreciated.  


Intro to Shakespeare – Hamlet


Thursdays, March 5th to April 9th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

This will be a six­ session program on reading Shakespeare’s great tragic play, Hamlet. Week one, we will discuss some important keys to reading Shakespeare’s plays and to the specific play under scrutiny. Then in the following five weeks, we will discuss Shakespeare’s great tragedy Hamlet, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put Hamlet in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other tragedies and to the modern existential world. Capital Rep will be performing Hamlet in April and this is a great way to prepare to see the play!  Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and professor at Siena College will lead this workshop.  Register online.


Stop, Think, Act: How to Recognize and Avoid Scams

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Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Join The New York State Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection for their program Stop, Think, Act: How to Recognize and Avoid Scams – Scams, frauds and hoaxes cost consumers and businesses time and billions of dollars each year. This presentation helps you recognize and avoid scams. It also presents tools and resources to utilize if you fall victim to a scam.  Register online.


Join Bubba The Reading Retriever

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Main Library

Bubba the Reading dog returns on Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 am.  Children age 5 and up are invited to  build literacy skills while reading a favorite book to him.

Please call 274-7071 or register online.

Thinking about getting a dog? Help one of Bubba’s friends who are in desperate need of a home…visit – Dogs in Danger and check out the ASPCA.  Also visit Dogs in the Library.

To see events at other libraries check out this system wide youth services calendar.

Library Programs


Puppet Show: The Last Dragon

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diaSaturday, March 14th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

A Puppet Show Featuring The Puppet People!

This show features classical music, large rod puppets, mouth puppets, a 7 ft dragon and a life-size knight on horseback for a jousting scene you will never forget! For ages 5 and up.

This program is funded through a Diversity in Action (DIA) grant from the Association for Library Service for Children, a division of the American Library Association