Coronavirus News

Covid-19 Update

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. You can also track our county’s transmission risk using the Dutchess County Coronavirus Dashboard. If you need to find a vaccine, we can help.

COVID Testing

Find information on COVID-19 testing though Dutchess County here.

COVID Vaccines

All individuals 5 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Sign up for a vaccine appointment through Dutchess County here. Sign up for notifications of local vaccines available through  the County here. Sign up for a vaccine at a state site here.

More Coronavirus Resources & Links

Trusted sources for Coronavirus information:

COVID-19 and Young People – information and resources about COVID-19

Dutchess County Coronavirus Dashboard

Dutchess County Coronavirus News

New York State Regional Monitoring Dashboard

New York State Coronavirus News

CDC COVID Tracker

World Health Organization Coronavirus Dashboard

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.

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 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.

Dawn: director@redhooklibrary.org
Paul: assistant@redhooklibrary.org
Amy: amy@redhooklibrary.org
Renee: programcoordinator@redhooklibrary.org
Desk staff: circulation@redhooklibrary.org