The New York state health department has lifted its indoor mask-mandate. Red Hook Public Library strongly encourages unvaccinated individuals to take the responsibility to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. The use of properly fitting masks which cover nose and mouth remains strongly encouraged for all inside the Children’s Library.
The Board and its staff maintain the right to set rules necessary for the safety of staff and patrons that are most appropriate. The library reserves the right to require masks and/or social distancing at select indoor programs or other gatherings it sponsors if it is deemed safer.
The library always has masks available in case you need one. Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are often available at our circulation desks (please call ahead to check our current supply). You can also track our county’s transmission risk using the Dutchess County Coronavirus Dashboard.
If you need to find a vaccination appointment, we can help.
Find information on COVID-19 testing though Dutchess County here.
More Coronavirus Resources & Links
Trusted sources for Coronavirus information:
COVID-19 and Young People – information and resources about COVID-19
Dutchess County Covid-19 Hotline: 845-486-3555
State Covid-19 Hotline: 888-364-3065
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 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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