The Hyde Park Free Library is proud to announce its participation in the annual celebration of great books, The Big Read. This year’s Big Read Book is Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The Hyde Park Library will be hosting a variety of Big Read inspired events during the month of October. Fahrenheit 451 is the General Book Club’s selection for the month of October.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.
It’s that time of year again!
The 2014 “Basket of Bluebells” Quilt Is Now On Display at the Library!
QUILT RAFFLE DATE: Saturday, October 25th 2014
$1 for One Ticket / $5 for a Booklet of Six
The Hyde Park Free Library is proud to announce its participation—in partnership with the Hyde Park Rotary—in the “Little Free Library” initiative!
What is a Little Free Library?
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). Then, simply return at your leisure, and donate another gently used book that you’d like to share!
Introducing Our New Online Catalog
The Hyde Park Free Library is proud to present a brand new online catalog with improved search features connecting you with what you want faster than ever!
At search.midhudsonlibraries.org you now have access to “one-stop shopping” – a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, music, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System and Overdrive PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazines and journals from our HOMEACCESS databases!
- Focus and filter your search results easily from a hyperlinked menu that now can be seen on the left-hand side of the search results page.
- Under the “Catalog Plus Articles” tab enjoy a more comprehensive search by quickly accessing database articles from more than 7,000 journals, newspapers and magazines.
- Ebook and downloadable audiobook checkouts from Overdrive are now incorporated into your patron account display, within the new catalog, so no more keeping track of what you have checked out across two platforms!
You will see all items you have checked out – both physical items like books and downloads like ebooks – in your account. Try the new catalog today at search.midhudsonlibraries.org.
Found your item but don’t know where to look first?
WANT TO HELP THE LIBRARY?
The Library Wants YOUR Help!
JOIN ‘THE FRIENDS’ TODAY!
The ‘Friends’ work closely with the Library in a variety of capacities, such as: Book Sales, Community Day, The Book Nook, The Quilt Raffle, Children’s Activities, Special Events & much, much, more!
2nd Tuesday of Each Month @4:30pm in the Library Annex
$5 Senior OR Student / $10 Individual / $25 Family / $25 Business
Download your membership form here: Friends Membership Application
Make your check payable to: “The Friends of the Hyde Park Free Library”
Mail your check to: P.O. Box 768 Hyde Park, NY 12538
Please include: Name, Address, Phone & Email
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.
The Hyde Park Free Library can trace its origins all the way back to 1895, when Mr. James Roosevelt, FDR’s father, made a donation of 75 books to the Hyde Park Union Free School. These books were placed in the basement of the school under the care of Miss Ida Dumont, a teacher there and the Hyde Park Union Free School’s first librarian.