About Us

About the Library:

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Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.


Red Hook Public Library is a place of ideas, creativity and imagination. Our vision is to create innovative opportunities that enrich the lives of Red Hook residents by providing information that inspires curiosity and leads to learning experiences for patrons of all ages.


The mission of the Red Hook Public Library is to encourage free and open access to learning, to be a place where Red Hook connects, and to be a place for all to experience the joy of reading and the power of information.

How much does the Library Benefit You?

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Board of Trustees:

Maryelisa Blundell (President), Sally Dwyer-McNulty (Secretary), Beth Goldberg (Trustee), Jill Hall (Treasurer), Amy Husten (Trustee), Don O’Shea (Vice President). The Red Hook Public Library Board of Trustees regularly meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Red Hook Public Library. All meetings are open to the public.


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Director Dawn Jardine