Is your library relevant in this technology crazy world? Red Hook is
Today because most people have access to the Internet many feel libraries are not that relevant anymore, but I disagree. Libraries are an important asset to a community.
To prove my point I will show you what Red Hook Library in Red Hook NY means to the community. At the library there are many programs available and here are just a few:
- Book Club
- Knitting Club
- Whether you are taking the GED, SAT, Civil Service exam or graduate exams did you know if you are a member of the library there are practice exams available on-line that you can access as long as you have a library card?
- Looking for a job? If you are not I am sure you know someone who is. The Red Hook Library has tools to help make the job search more productive
- For seniors they have had brain games type activities
- Many programs for the young.
- For those still without computers a place to look up information on-line or get their email.
- For others it is a place to get books on tape, music and old movies on DVD
Several years ago plans were made by the library and friends of the Red Hook Library for "The Big Read" which occurred this summer. This event engaged many in the community with activities ranging from a concert at the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College to The Big Read Day at Clermont State Park where people learned about old fashion games, gardens, period cars and photographs and had the opportunity to tour one of the many historic homes in the area.
So you can see, by belonging to one of these groups it is a way to bring the community together. The Big Read was a great example of this as many worked to make it a success and the businesses in town made contributions in various ways.
The efforts of the Red Hook Library and the friends of the Red Hook Library did not go unnoticed as other communities wanted to know how they could bring a similar program to their community.
The State of NY also took notice and two members of the friends of the Library were presented with citations from the New York State Assembly and the Village of Red Hook.
So, we in Red Hook appreciate our library, even its physical appearance, as it is the best example in the area of octagonal architecture.
How can you help the Red Hook Library? By volunteering, and donating books or documents as well as funds. Yes, this is an institution we want to keep relevant in the community.
Loretta Campagna and Sandra Martin With the Citation received from NY State Assembly and Village of Red Hook for their tremendous contribution to "The Big Read"
Jennifer Fivelsdal - JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842- firstname.lastname@example.org
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