About Us


The Red Hook Public Library is located at 7444 South Broadway (Route 9), just south of the light in the village of Red Hook.
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Contact Us:

Red Hook Public Library
7444 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571
Phone 845-758-3241
Fax 845-758-3241

About the Library:

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 a place for all to experience the joy of reading and the power of information.

Board of Trustees:

Barry Ramage (President), Maryelisa Blundell (Vice President), Jill Hall (Treasurer), Karen Sipperley (Secretary), Don O’Shea. The Red Hook Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in the ground floor conference room. Meetings are open to the public. Draft meeting dates follow, but are subject to change. Please contact the library to confirm:

Thursday, January 16
Thursday, February 20
Thursday, March 20
Thursday, April 17
Thursday, May 15
Thursday, June 19
Thursday, July 17
Thursday, August 21
Thursday, September 25
Thursday, October 16
Thursday, November 20
Thursday, December 18

Meetings can be found on our events calendar.

Library Director:

Erica Freudenberger

Annual Report to the Community

2013 Annual Report to the Community

Library Budget

RHPL Budget 2013
RHPL Budget 2014

Library Policies

Patron Code of Conduct
Computer, Wireless, and Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Social Software Policy
Collection Development and Weeding Policy
Exhibit and Display Policy
Meeting Rooms Policy
Conflict of Interests and Ethics Policy