Library Hours & Updates
Circulation desk is open for business!
Things have been changing fast lately given the pandemic and exterior building renovations. Current hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The library is open with reduced occupancy limits for safety. A sign on each entrance will indicate if the floor limit has been reached, or you can always call ahead.
The front porch is currently being repaired so the front entrance is temporarily inaccessible. Please enter the library through the rear entrance during this time. The dropbox has temporarily been moved to the rear driveway side of the building.
Hardscrabble Day Reverse Parade & Virtual Celebration
For over 40 years, Red Hook’s annual “Hardscrabble Day” has been a beloved community celebration and festival. On September 12th, the tradition will continue in a variety of different formats.
Red Hook Public Library and Red Hook Community Center will be coordinating a town-wide reverse parade where local individuals, families, businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to create stationary floats to show off all they have to offer. Interested? Email email@example.com.
Historic Red Hook is working with the Hardscrabble Community Association and the Village of Red Hook to produce an online, virtual festival. The event committee is currently looking for creative proposals -- from arts and crafts, to music or animal shows. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year will bring new meaning to ‘Hardscrabble,’ but we’re excited!
Kids in the library’s summer program Our World: Big, Small, Near & Far have been doing some amazing science experiments and creative work. They’ve contributed information on ant and moth populations in our area for a citizen science project from entomologists, mapped their communities, and traced their connections to places all around the world. They've even learned about the moon and why their weight would be different on Saturn.
The work of a young cartographer
Though live participation in this program has ended, the activities and projects remain available through September. Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org for a link to downloadable projects and ideas.
The Antiracism Discussion Group meets again this month. Bring your thoughts and feelings about what you’re reading, listening to and watching as you expand your understanding of race and racism in the U. S. Email Amy@redhooklibrary.org for a link to participate.
New to the Collection
New laptops and hotspots for borrowing.
Chromebooks & Hotspots for Borrowing
The library has obtained 4 new chromebooks and 5 additional hotspots available for checkout now.
New toys to take home
Toys for Borrowing
Thanks to a generous grant from Stewart’s Shops, there are a host of new toys for your family to check out and bring home. From STEM to imaginative play toys, there is something for your child, including two new American dolls. Meet Lewis and Jordan!
Email Due Date Slips
As of this month, due date slips can be emailed! Before check out, just let staff know if you’d prefer an email slip, paper slip, or no slip at all. If you don’t have an email, we can add one to your account. This email can also be set as your hold pick-up preference.