Coronavirus News

Coronavirus News & Resources

We are following guidance from county and state authorities and are closed until at least April 19th.

  • During this time of closure, you need not worry about fines.
  • Staff is answering the phones and calls for any reason are welcome. We are also able to provide assistance with your account, tech support, and information regarding community services.
  • 845-758-3241

Red Hook Responds – a place to get, or give, help during the crisis. Visit the website or call the hotline: 845-640-4788

Dutchess Responds – a place to get, or give, help during the crisis. Visit the website or call the hotline: 845-486-3555

Need wireless?

Generally people can connect to the library wireless from the porch, the street, or the parking lot. It is an open network called RHPL wireless.

Coronavirus Resources & Links

Trusted sources for coronavirus information:

Town of Red Hook Coronavirus information

Dutchess County Coronavirus News

New York State Coronavirus News

CDC Coronavirus News

Dutchess County Covid-19 Hotline:  845-486-3555

State Covid-19 Hotline: 888-364-3065

Support local businesses here and for a comprehensive list of phone numbers, here.

Check out our blog for activities for all ages. Connect with us via Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.

Additional resources are listed below.

To help children make sense of Covid-19:

For Preschool-aged Children:

PBS Kids videos from Daniel Tiger & Sesame Street to help explain germs

Virtual Storytime from Cincinnati Public Library: Sherm the Germ

Virtual Storytime from Opa’s Corner Storytime: Don’t Lick This Book

For Elementary Children:

Comic for kids explaining coronavirus

Video to explain viruses, in particular Corona viruses (upper elementary to middle school)

For All:

Songs to Wash Your Hands by…. Clever British teenager developed this so you can see how much of your favorite song to sing to ensure clean hands. 

Stay tuned to our website, blog, and our social media for updates and information. We will also be doing our best to post activities and items of interest for you and your families.

We are in this together.

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