Annual Appeal

2023 Annual Appeal


As we approach the close of a year of transition, of growth and of renewed commitment to our community, we find ourselves standing at the intersection of possibility and potential. We are reaching out to you, the heart of our community, because the secret to our Library’s success… is you. Your support has been essential in allowing us to build collections, programs, and resources that meet our neighbors’ needs and aspirations. Today, we ask you to continue your investment in the Library with a gift to our annual fund. Your support powers the Red Hook Public Library in amazing ways:  


Empowering Young Minds through Early Childhood Literacy: 

In the pursuit of fostering a community where every child has the tools to flourish, we have passionately undertaken initiatives to bolster early childhood literacy, from additional storytimes to our “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” campaign. We believe that nurturing a child’s love for books from the earliest stages of life is not just a gift for today but an investment in a brighter tomorrow. Your support will enable us to expand these efforts, providing crucial resources such as early literacy kits, sensory play sets, and engaging early reader books. Together, we can create a foundation that ensures every child in Red Hook enters kindergarten ready to explore, learn, and succeed.  


Building for Tomorrow:  

As we celebrate 125 years of serving this community, we recognize the need to evolve with the times. To ensure that our space meets the evolving needs of our community, we are embarking on a transformative renovation journey. Key projects on the horizon include replacing our weathered stucco façade, restoring the charm of our historic porch, and overhauling spaces to better serve our diverse patrons. Upgrades to our teen space, community room, and improved shelving, seating, and technology are part of our commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all.  


How You Can Make a Difference: 

Your generous donation today will directly impact the lives of our youngest learners and enable us to create a welcoming, modern space for everyone in our community. Consider a gift that aligns with your commitment to the growth and prosperity of Red Hook. Whether it’s $25, $50, $100, or a custom amount, every contribution brings us one step closer to realizing our vision.  

You can donate on Paypal, send a check in the mail (7444 S Broadway), or drop by the library to contribute in person. Your contribution is an investment in the heart of Red Hook—our children and the community they will shape.  


With heartfelt appreciation,  

Red Hook Public Library