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.
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
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:
Dutchess County Covid-19 Hotline: 845-486-3555
State Covid-19 Hotline: 888-364-3065
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)
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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