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April 2020

From The Director  

As most of you probably know, the library is closed through at least April 19th in accordance with state and county guidance and regulations. However we are still available to help you. Calls are being forwarded to staff at home. We can connect you with reliable information, fix problems with your library account, and provide minor tech support. Keep an eye on our website and the coronavirus page for resources and updates.

Please check our blog for news  as well as fun activities for you and your family. Many programs are continuing online. Need help joining in? Just let us know.

Staff contacts

All phone calls: 845-758-3241

New Resource

Your Red Hook Public Library card can now be used to access CreativeBug! This platform offers hundreds of classes in art, design, cooking, fiber crafts, and holiday and party planning. Create your CreativeBug account here.
To Do in April

Renee took Line Drawing on CreativeBug

Patrizia's weekly blog posts will help keep the Italian conversation group connected and practicing. Also, remember that there are 70 languages, including Italian, available to you with Mango language lessons.

Did you know that library clerk Roger is also a naturalist? Check out his adventures on the
blog. He's encouraging us all to go outside every day with wildlife guides, birding tips, and more.
Finally, join in the library's community-wide Art Project. The only "rule" is size. Cards should be 2.5" x 3.5". Use whatever materials you have on hand and enjoy. Sign and date the back of each card. Send a picture to Amy at and she'll post it to the blog gallery. Post your pictures on social media using #redhookathome, #redhookpubliclibrary, and #quarantineart.  Please keep your cards. We hope to exhibit them when we can be together in person again.

Ginger's art cards

Teens will want to follow library pages, Sophie, Ari, and Guin, on the blog. Sophie has posted a series of three bracelet-making crafts, and Ari and Guin are busy hatching plans of their own. Stay tuned!
Of course you will also find Amy's Story Time and Paul's Libratory on the blog as well, both in video form. There is also a story time en español with Yadira.

The Spinning Yarns Knitters and book groups are meeting virtually. If you would like to attend please contact Paul at for an invitation.

Those of you that have been patrons for several years will remember long-time library clerk Shelley. She retired and moved home to Seattle several years ago but has kept in touch. She is providing us with an insider's look at how Covid-19 is affecting the west-coast. Read Saturdays in Seattle with Shelley here.
Check the website for links to ebooks, downloadable audio, and streaming video via Overdrive. A new offering is TumbleBooks Romance Reads.  Need help getting started? Don't hesitate to call.
Farewell, Alyssa
Alyssa started with the library as a volunteer and worked her way up to page and then clerk. She recently left to join her family in the mid-west. We'll miss her but also know that she will be successful wherever she goes! Lego Club families will especially miss her engaged leadership.

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Library Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

RHPL Board of Trustees
Third Thursday of each month at 7 pm
7 pm Thurs, April 16*
*This will be a virtual meeting
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