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. It has been designated a five-star library by Library Journal each year since 2013. 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.

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Board of Trustees:

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


January 17th

February 21st

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th

June 20th

July 18th – canceled

August 15th

**August 29th

September 19th

October 17th CHANGED TO OCTOBER 24

**November 8th, 5:30 pm – Fundraising Committee

November 21st

December 19th

**Additional meeting


Director Dawn Jardine


Monday, January 21

Monday, February 18

Monday, May 27

Thursday, July 4

Monday, September 2

Monday, October 14

Monday, November 11

Wednesday, November 27: Closing early at 4 pm

Thursday, November 28

Tuesday, December 24: Closing early at 4 pm

Wednesday, December 25

Tuesday, December 31: Closing early at 4 pm