The Write Stuff Red Hook Public Library offers DIY journal-making event



(RED HOOK, NY) –The school year is almost here. You’ve stocked up on backpacks and binders, pencils and pens–but do you have a journal? Join the Red Hook Public Library and Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement for Journal Jam at 4 p.m. Monday, August 22, at the library.


Led by students from Bard College’s Language & Thinking program, this will be a hands-on lesson in DIY journal-making. Participants will learn how to craft a journal from scratch. Then they’ll customize the covers using art supplies and magazine cut-outs. All supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own, too.


This activity is perfect for students entering 4th through 8th grade. It is free, but in-person registration at the library is required.


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