Science camps return to Red Hook Public Library

(RED HOOK, NY) – Aspiring scientists can sign up for this summer’s Science Camp at Red Hook Public Library. Kids entering grades 3-5 will meet at 10 am starting Monday, July 11, while those entering grades 6-8 will meet at 2 pm the same day. Each camp will continue for one week.

Campers will explore biology, chemistry, and what it means to be a scientist in this program led by library staff and students from Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement. They’ll conduct real (and fun) scientific experiments using the traditional scientific method—everything from isolating DNA to creating chemical reactions to observing animal behaviors and habitats.


Each camp will meet for two hours per day from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15. These camps are free, but they’ll fill up fast. Reserve your child’s spot in-person at the library.


Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, 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.
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