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May Newsletter

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Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm
Concert: Frank Murasso, Jim Pospisil & David Robison

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 *All Concerts in Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.

Get Ready to Battle! Battle of the Books 2016

If the pen is mightier than the sword, books are an arsenal for the mind!!

Battle of the Books 2016 portrait jpegRecruitment for the Battle of the Books 2016 is now under way!  Every year, the Hyde Park Library and dozens of participating Mid-Hudson libraries participate in the annual Battle of the Books.

BOB is a national Summer Reading Program for middle school students who are currently in grades 5 through 8, and will be in the 6th through the 9th grade in September. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books.

From April through August the Hyde Park Team will read books, practice as a team, and participate in several preliminary battles with neighboring BOB teams to help prepare for the final battle in September!

The climactic “Regional Battle” will be held the Saturday following Labor Day in September — tentatively to take place September 10th. The Hyde Park Library Team needs you! So join us for a summer full of fun with books and trivia! To get involved, contact Mrs. “B” at 845-229-7791 ext. 203!


Next Session: Thursday, May 12th
From 1:00pm – 4:00pm


The Hyde Park Library, in cooperation with Dutchess One Stop, is proud to offer a FREE career consulting service! Get help with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume building tips
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job referrals

Time: 2nd THURS. of every month. 1:00 – 4:00PM.

Sessions are 30 minutes each at the Hyde Park Library. To schedule an appointment email or call Dutchess One Stop Field Coordinator Meghan Lambert, Sr. Career Counselor at :

(845) 249-4644

To facilitate the process, please include your name/phone/desired appointment date & time in your email.

Appointments preferred.

E-Magazines! ~ A New Service For A New Year.

zinioBeginning January 1st, 2016 the Hyde Park Library is pleased to announce our library members now have access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries! Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices via web browser — or download a “Zinio for Libraries” Reader App to download and view your “checked out” magazines for reading offline (PLEASE NOTE: Apps are READERS ONLY). Browse from a collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no due dates, and no limits!

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Book Clubs @Hyde Park Free Library

NEW – General Book Club Reading List 2016

NEW – Mystery Book Club Reading List 2016

Check our calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates & times. To inquire about or join either the General or the Mystery Book Club call us at 229-7791 Ext. 205!

Search the Catalog

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New to the Mid-Hudson Library System?

“I have a card — NOW WHAT?!”


Don’t worry, we were all there once…

Learn how to make a PIN and set up your online account, use the online catalog, request items, freeze requests, cancel requests, renew items, pay fines online, get eBooks through the library from Overdrive, and much, much more! Just click here.

Hyde Park’s “Little Free Library!”

The Hyde Park Free Library is proud to announce its participation — in partnership with the Hyde Park Rotary — in the “Little Free Library” initiative!


It’s a cooperative  “take a book, return a book” community gathering place where neighbors freely share their favorite literature and stories.

Hyde Park’s “Little Free Library” is located in the Stop & Shop Plaza in the Hyde Park Mall where anyone may stop by, peruse our selection, and pick up a book (or two).

Once you’ve had a chance to enjoy your read simply return at your leisure and donate another gently used book  that you’d like to share.

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