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Red Hook Public Library celebrates selection as Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program beneficiary.


(RED HOOK, NY) – Red Hook Public Library has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of August.


This program has been designed to support local nonprofits. For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the Red Hook Hannaford, Red Hook Public Library will receive a $1 donation in order to help fulfill its mission of encouraging free and open access to learning, providing a place where Red Hook connects and for all to experience the joy of reading and the power of information.


“We’re excited to be chosen for this program, and appreciate Hannaford’s willingness to help us raise money for our Summer Reading Program,” said Erica Freudenberger, Director of the Red Hook Public Library. “It’s a great opportunity to help the library while making a sustainable choice in shopping bags.”


Red Hook Public Library has a goal of raising $1,000 during August as a beneficiary of the program, which is equivalent to 1,500 bags bought in support of the cause. The library plans to use the projected funds to help fund the purchase of a second LEGO Mindstorm and other items to support science, technology, engineering, and math, programs for the Red Hook community.


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

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