ACCESS

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 rhlibhomebound@gmail.com 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. If reading print is difficult for you, ask a staff member about getting help to sign up for the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL.) There are 80,000 titles available through this free service. We have two BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Device) sets for loan or we can help you get your own at no charge. This device has large, easy to see and feel buttons and will play back audio books downloaded from the TBBL. Please make an appointment with one of our Teen Techs or a trained staff member to get started.