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June news from Red Hook Public Library:

NYS Health Exchange Navigators

health exchange 04It’s open enrollment time at the New York State Health Exchange. Red Hook Public Library will be offering sessions with Navigators to help citizens sign up for the various health plans from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday through March.

These are private sessions; please call 1-800-453-4666 to schedule an appointment.

This service is free and open to the public.

Libraries Transforming Communities Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Red Hook Public Library as one of 10 public libraries nationwide that will undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.
Through in-person training, webinars and coaching—valued at $50,000— Red Hook Public Library will learn new community engagement techniques and apply them to challenges in the Red Hook area. The library will also receive an $8,000 cash grant to help cover the cost of new community-engagement work.
Libraries Transforming Communities is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

We’re Seeing Stars!

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Five stars … nope, not from Michelin (although sometimes we do have mighty fine snacks). Red Hook Public Library has been awarded five stars by Library Journal once again, based on the number of items we share, attendance at programs and how many people use our library. We’re thrilled to be recognized and delighted to serve a community that values libraries! Come check us out and see why we rate five stars!

Save Money: Donate to Red Hook Public Library

Save $3,000 a year on your everyday purchases and help support Red Hook Public Library with CommonKindness!

Spinning Yarns Knitters

Spinning Yarns Knitters meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. to share stories & projects. All ages and abilities are welcome. Don’t be shy if you don’t know how — come and learn to knit!