RHPL In the News


5.3.21 – Dutchess County serves as backdrop in scenes of ‘Things Heard and Seen’ on Netflix via News12 Hudson Valley

4.27.21 – Amanda Seyfried’s new movie ‘Things Heard & Seen’ was filmed in the Hudson Valley via Poughkeepsie Journal

1.4.21 – Rehoming Tech Program Collection Kick-Off Event via imby


12.21.20 – 2020 Star Libraries By the Numbers | LJ Index 2020 via Library Journal

12.3.20 – Town of Red Hook and Spectrum Work to Close the Digital Divide via imby

10.13.20 – Book Drive to Build a Library for the Red Hook Residential Center via imby

9.3.20 – A Virtual (Covid-Friendly) Version of Hardscrabble Day Takes Shape in Red Hook via imby

5.28.20 – Curbside services starts at Red Hook Public Library via HudsonValley360

4.8.20 – Red Hook Library Blogs Will Keep You Happily Busy via WPDH

4.2.20 – Youth Programming Goes Virtual via Webjunction

3.15.20 – Coronavirus: Dutchess County libraries cancel programs, some close until end of month via Poughkeepsie Journal

1.16.20 – 2019 Star Libraries By the Numbers | LJ Index 2019 via Library Journal


12.10.19 – AFF Meets Red Hook Public Library Meets Serendipity via the Ascienzo Family Foundation

11.26.19 – NYLA 2019 Highlights via Mid-Hudson Library System

10.15.19 – Monster Mash in Red Hook Oct. 25 via WPDH

10.15.19 – Netflix Filming Movie At Library In Hudson Valley via the Daily Voice

10.14.19 – Netflix Filming Movie at Hudson Valley Library This Week via WPDH

10.11.19 – Netflix Film to shoot at Red Hook library via the Poughkeepsie Journal

8.15.19 – Preserve New York Grants via Preservation League of NYS

6.6.19 – Red Hook Library Presents Music on the Porch via WPDH

4.22.19 – Local Grant: Senior Programming at the Red Hook Public Library via the Ascienzo Family Foundation

4.5.19 – Paint the Octagon! A Red Hook Public Library Fundraiser with Susan Orlean via Oblong Books

3.21.19 – Local History Lunch in Red Hook via WPDH


11.19.18 – Small Business Saturday Kids Club in Red Hook via WPDH

10.30.18 – 2018 Star Libraries By the Numbers | LJ Index 2018 via Library Journal

6.19.18 – Red Hook Public Library offers Storytelling Studio from July 9-13 via Daily Freeman

1.29.18 – Red Hook Library Creates “All Abilities Program Series” via ThinkDifferently

1.1.18 – AFF 2018 Grants, Red Hook Public Library – “Red Hook Grows Up” via Ascienzo Family Foundation


12.4.17 – The Star Libraries | LJ Index 2017 via Library Journal

11.2.17 – Red Hook & the Chocolate Festival via HudsonValleyOne

8.21.17 – Eclipse viewed in Red Hook via Spectrum Local News

8.19.17 – Celestial celebration to mark eclipse in Red Hook on Monday via the Daily Freeman

5.11.17 – Apple Blossom Day, A Red Hook Tradition via HudsonValleyOne

3.17.17 – March 24th – Women’s HerStory Slam @ Taste Budds Cafe in Red Hook

3.7.17 – Social Library, Volume 79 via Webjunction

2.16.17 – Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory via Webjunction

2.13.17 – Kidology via the Chronogram


11.1.16 – LJ Index 2016: The Star Libraries via Library Journal

10.18.16 – Red Hook Public Library Gets Boost from Serino via New York State Senate

10.11.16 – Red Hook Library Thrives Behind Director’s Creativity, Collaboration via Daily Voice

10.9.16 – Grand opening of Red Hook Public Library’s renovation via Record Online

5.7.16 – Red Hook Public Library Employees Attend NASA Program via Daily Voice

5.2.16 – The Rural We: Erica Freudenberger via the Rural Intelligencer

4.11.16 – Libraries Transforming Communities | PLA 2016 via Library Journal

3.16.16 – Erica Freudenberger | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Community Builders via Library Journal

3.15.16 – Case Study: Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library: One Small Win Creates Huge Ripples of Change via ALA

1.22.16 – Red Hook Public Library Children’s Room Re-Opens After Renovation via Daily Voice

1.19.16 – Red Hook Library Undergoing Renovations, New Hours Starting Tuesday via Daily Voice

1.7.16 – Journal gives library five-star award via Daily Freeman

1.6.16 – New Year, New Space Red Hook Public Library begins renovation; hours change during construction via Rhinebeck Community Forum


11.2.15 – America’s Star Libraries, 2015: Top-Rated Libraries via Library Journal

10.25.15 – Red Hook Library wins award for excellence via the Daily Freeman

9.29.15 – Red Hook – Small Library, Big Ideas! via Traveling Librarian 2015

8.3.15 – Red Hook Makes: From Borrowed Van to Mobile Maker Lab via ALA

5.8.15 – Octagonal library turns 150 as Red Hook celebrates Apple Blossom Day via Hudson Valley One

5.8.15 – Red Hook’s octagonal library turns 150 via Record Online

5.6.15 – Historic marker to commemorate unique 1865 landmark via Poughkeepsie Journal

3.11.15 – 3 Red Hook libraries chosen as one of eight teams to represent state via Daily Freeman

3.4.15 – Community Celebration Red Hook Public Library celebrates Best Small Library in America award via Rhinebeck Community Forum

2.5.15 – Red Hook Public Library Recognized as One of Best in Nation via Spectrum News

2.1.15 – Red Hook Public Library chosen as finalist for Best Small Library in America via Hudson Valley Parent

2.1.15 – Red Hook Public Library is 2015 Shubert Library Excellence Award Winner via New York State Library

1.27.15 – The Loaves and Fishes Library | Best Small Library in America 2015 via Library Journal

1.22.15 – Libraries Transforming Communities via American Libraries Magazine


11.3.14 – LJ Index 2014: The Star Libraries via Library Journal

10.2.14 – Red Hook Public Library & Historic Red Hook: Jack Jelly – “Band of Giants” via Oblong Books

9.20.14 – Battle of the Books Regional Winners Named via the Highlands Current

4.16.14 – LTC Public Innovators Cohort via ALA


11.2.13  – America’s Star Libraries, 2013: Top-Rated Libraries via Library Journal