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The Hyde Park Library Concert Series

OCTOBER CONCERTS

CONCERT: Sonny & Perley

With Opening Act Paul Tryon & Co.

Saturday, October 25th ~ 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Marc Berger

Sunday, October 26th ~ 2 pm

(All Concerts are Held in the Library Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.)

Upcoming Events

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Quilt Raffle 2014

The Hyde Park Library Craft Guild‘s “Basket of Bluebells” Quilt Is Now On Display at the Library!

Time is running out. In less than ONE WEEK our Quilt winner will be announced! Be “In It” to “Win It”!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

QUILT RAFFLE DATE: Saturday, October 25th @1:00 PM

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$1 for One Ticket / $5 for a Booklet of Six

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HPFL Book Club

General Book Club Selections 2014

Mystery Book Club Selections 2014

 To inquire about joining either the General or Mystery Book Club ask at the Circulation Desk or call the Library Director at 845-229-7791 Ext. 205!

 2015 Book Club Book Nominees

THE BIG READ!

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

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.  Fahrenheit 451 is the General Book Club’s selection for the month of October.

The Hyde Park Library will be hosting a variety of “Big Read” inspired events during October. There’s something for everyone. Check them out!


  • 10/20 @6:30 PM ~ Big Read Book Discussion: “Fahrenheit 451″.
  • 10/21 @6:30 PM ~ Young Adult Creative Workshop:
    Steampunk Altered Books. Turn old books into new art!
  • 10/24 @12:00 PM ~ Big Read Book Discussion: “Fahrenheit 451″.
  • 10/24 @7:15 PM ~ Ray Bradbury & the Movies: “Moby Dick”.
  • 10/31 @7:15 PM ~ Ray Bradbury & the Movies:
    “The Illustrated Man”.

 For more Big Read events check out this link!

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.

October Newsletter

Read Hyde Park Library’s October Newsletter

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!

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!

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New Library Catalog

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!

NEW FEATURES!

  • 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.

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The Friends of the HPFL

WANT TO HELP THE LIBRARY?

The Library Wants YOUR Help!

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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!

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

2nd Tuesday of Each Month @4:30pm in the Library Annex

MEMBERSHIP FEE:

$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

WEBSITE: 

www.hydeparklibrary.org/friends.html

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.