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RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
VILLAGE OF RED HOOK NY

 

INSTITUTIONAL | PUBLIC LIBRARY
RENOVATION
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SF 
2012

 

RED HOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF RED HOOK SINCE 1898. THE LIBRARY MADE ITS HOME IN A MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY OCTAGONAL BUILDING BASED ON THE DESIGN OF ORSON SQUIRE FOWLER IN 1935 AND PSA STUDIOS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RENOVATE THE BUILDING IN 2012. THE LIBRARY WAS REDESIGNED TO SENSITIVELY INCLUDE THE UNIQUE SPACE OF THE BUILDING WHILE UPGRADING ACCESSIBILITY, CIRCULATION AND CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM NEEDS.

IN 2013 AND 2014, IT WAS DESIGNATED A FIVE-STAR LIBRARY BY LIBRARY JOURNAL. THE LIBRARY WAS CHOSEN AS A FINALIST FOR THE BEST SMALL LIBRARY IN AMERICA AWARD, GIVEN BY LIBRARY JOURNAL AND THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION IN 2015.