The library is for everyone! Below please find information on Homebound Services, austism friendliness, and services for the visually impaired.
Homebound Services are for anyone residing in the town of Red Hook who is unable to get out to the library for a period of 30 days or more. Specially trained volunteers will deliver library materials to your home as often as once per week. Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also download an application here. If you’d like us to mail it, please give us a call at 758-3241.
We are an autism-friendly environment. Staff has received special training from the Anderson Center for Autism. You can download our social story here or ask us to print it for you. If you or a family member needs a quiet space, please ask staff to direct you to the comfortable alcove outside the Children’s Library, or our Community Room on the 2nd floor. Fidget kits are available at each check-out desk.
Services for the visually impaired are available via the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL.) There are 80,000 titles available through this free service including many that we cannot obtain in the Mid-Hudson System. We can help you sign up for the service and show you how to use the Digital Talking Book Machine (pictured.) TBBL will send one to your home at no charge. Alternatively, you can download audio books to an app, or receive discs, cartridges, or braille through the mail. Please call or stop by the library for more information about this service.