Reminder: Red Hook Library reopens TOMORROW

April 1, 2013 Heather Chin
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Let there be books!

The grand reopening of the Red Hook Public Library is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2 at 1 p.m. — you may want to show up early at around 12:30 p.m. — and the festivities are gearing up to be an exciting one, with families and community leaders gathering at 7 Wolcott Place to reclaim another neighborhood hallmark from the floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy.

At 1 p.m., the doors will reopen after over four months of being out of commission as a library, although it served as a warming center and relief hub for the thousands of local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

A Bookmobile van has been used as a temporary library resource for months, parking outside the library most days and offering limited books and activities for children.

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The 7,500 square-foot, one-story brick library has sat at its current location for over 35 years, after a fire in 1945 destroyed the previous building on Visitation Place — a Carnegie library built in the Mediterranean Revival style.

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