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Opening to the Public

Welcome back!  We’d like to announce that the Hyde Park Library resumes limited opening hours as of Thursday, July 23, 2020.

(See listing to the right for our new hours)

 We will allow for up to 15 patrons in the upstairs section of the building at any one time.  Masks or other acceptable cloth covering must be worn.

To accommodate all of our public,  patrons are required limit their visits to no more than 45 minutes.

Appointments will be necessary for computer use. Appointments are made from the top of the hour and are for a 45 minute period from that starting point.  Sessions cannot be renewed.

The Children’s Room, is accessible by appointment and visits are limited to 45 minutes.  Masks are required for ages 2 and up.

We value your patronage and look forward to serving you.  Please remember that our curbside service option will continue for the foreseeable future.

To make an appointment to pick up your items (or for more information) call us at (845)229-7791

TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE WON’T BE ACCEPTING RETURNED MATERIALS DURING CURBSIDE TRANSACTIONS.  PLEASE RETURN BOOKS (AND ALL OTHER ITEMS) IN THE DROP BOX.  THAT INCLUDES AUDIO-VISUAL ITEMS FOR THE TIME BEING.  THANKS.

Please continue to check this website, our Facebook page and our newsletter  for updates as they occur and access our on-line services. This remains a good time to consider taking a course offered by Universal Class; learn a new language via Mango; order an eBook or electronic audiobook through OverDrive or our new HOOPLA service (which also has movies, music, electronic graphic novels and so much more).

Stay well and enjoy this summer weather!

A Message To Our Community From The Board of Trustees of the Hyde Park Free Library

We the Board of Trustees of the Hyde Park Free Library, a public library, state our support for the current social movement of Black Lives Matter, social movement for equality. At this historic time, we profess unambiguously our belief in equality and justice for all our neighbors.

The library is a place to equalize access to resources which include information, computer access, and a safe place to learn and join with others.

Our mission (adapted in 2009) is “to provide equal and open access to books and other materials, information, and related public library services to support the diverse educational, recreational, and cultural goals of community members of all ages”. All are welcome and no one will be denied access to assistance or other resources.

We all thrive and are free only if each person thrives and is free. Our library, including its building, was a gift from the Roosevelts to the town of Hyde Park. Treating all people equally and encouraging each person to grow and thrive in our democracy, which necessitates shared information and knowledge, is key to the Roosevelt’s dedication to our country and our world. Come and learn more about FDR’s Four Freedoms and ER’s (Eleanor Roosevelt) Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The time is now to stand with our fellow neighbors and to promote respect, equal rights, and equal justice for all. Let us learn from each other and move forward together.

Lynn Ruggiero
President
Hyde Park Free Library Board of Trustees

Summer Reading Program

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Log onto READSquared to record your 2020 Summer Reading Program Books!

Don’t forget to and keep an eye on our

Summer Reading Facebook Page

June 2020 Hyde Park Library Newsletter

Opening Up For Curbside Service!

Click Here to View  June 2020 Hyde Park Library Newsletter

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Hoopla

Have you checked out Hoopla yet?

If you have a Hyde Park Library card (or one from another participating library), Hoopla is your gateway to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, TV series and music galore!

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Hyde Park Free Library Book Clubs

General Book Club Reading List 2020

Mystery Book Club Reading List 2020

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!