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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!

Bus Schedules

Click below for links to Public Transit Bus Schedules:

Public Transit in the MHLS Region

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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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The Friends of the HPFL


The Library Wants YOUR Help!



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!


3rd Tuesday of Each Month @6:30pm 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

Official Homepage

Online Resources

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eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive 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.

History of the Hyde Park Free Library

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.

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Contact Us

Circulation Desk

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext.200


Director, Greg Callahan

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 205


Head of Circulation & Cataloging, Corinne Slaughter

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 202


Office Manager, Jan Jurutka

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 204


Children’s Coordinator, Janet Battistoni

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 203