About Us

About the Library:

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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.

Red Hook Public Library has been designated a five-star library by Library Journal each year since 2013. 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.

VISION STATEMENT

Red Hook Public Library will contribute to a community that welcomes diversity of thought and culture, fosters communication and understanding, values learning and growth, and provides constructive opportunities for all.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Red Hook Public Library is to serve the community.

RHPL VALUES

As a shared community institution, the Library seeks to:

  • Serve the public good.
  • Foster lifelong development of mind and imagination.
  • Empower individuals through equitable access to resources and opportunities.
  • Encourage and engage in collaboration between individuals and groups.
  • Promote respect for people, intellectual freedom, and privacy.
  • Respond to the community’s needs through growth and innovation.

How much does the Library Benefit You?

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Directions:

We are located at 7444 South Broadway (on Route 9); approximately 5 minutes north of the Route 9 and Route 9G intersection. We are one block south of the Route 9 and Route 199 intersection.

We are directly across the street from Fraleigh Street, and very nearly across the street from the Red Hook Village Hall and Red Hook Police building. We are walkable to many restaurants and businesses at the Route 9 & Route 199 intersection, and along Route 9.

Parking is available on the street, in the walkable municipal lot, and in the parking lot located to the rear of the building.

Get directions to visit the Library here.


Address:

Red Hook Public Library
7444 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571


2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

January 1st

January 20th

February 17th

May 25th

July 4

September 7

October 12

November 11

November 25: Closing early at 4 pm

November 26

December 24: Closing early at 4 pm

December 25

December 31: Closing early at 4 pm


2021 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15

Memorial Day: Monday, May 31

Independence Day (observed): Monday, July 5

Labor Day: Monday, September 6

Federal Holiday: Monday, October 11

Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11

Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, November 24, Closing at 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 25

Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24, Closing at 4 p.m.

Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25

New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31, Closing at 4 p.m.


Director:

Director Dawn Jardine