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Online Resources

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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.

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

Email: hplibrary@hydeparkfreelibrary.org

Director, Greg Callahan

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 205

Email: director@hydeparkfreelibrary.org

Head of Circulation & Cataloging, Corinne Slaughter

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 202

Email: circulation@hydeparkfreelibrary.org

Office Manager, Jan Jurutka

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 204

Email: officemanager@hydeparkfreelibrary.org

Children’s Coordinator, Janet Battistoni

Phone: 845-229-7791, Ext. 203

Email: childrens@hydeparkfreelibrary.org