Seeing Stars Red Hook Public Library awarded five stars by Library Journal

(RED HOOK, NY) – Red Hook Public Library has been awarded five out of five stars by industry publication Library Journal. Library Journal uses the Index of Public Library Service (LJI) to measure U.S. public libraries whose levels of service delivery distinguish them among their peers. Of the more than 7,500 libraries nationwide, just 258 are designated “Star” libraries.

“We’re honored to be chosen by Library Journal,” said Red Hook Public Library Director Erica Freudenberger. “We are fortunate to serve an active and engaged community that embraces us enthusiastically.” Red Hook Public Library is one of 36 libraries in New York State to earn a star rating.

“We are gratified to achieve this honor,” said Red Hook Public Library Board of Trustees President Barry Ramage.  “It is a testament to the hard work and creativity of the staff, volunteers, Friends, and the Library Board.  Most of all we are grateful to the public, who support the library and enable us to offer a wonderful array of resources and programs.”

Red Hook Public Library was founded in 1898 and serves the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning. Since 1935, the library has made its home in an octagonal building designed by Orson Squire Fowler.

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at

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