Paul, a community group representative:

Paul, a community group representative:

“The Red Hook Library was inundated with 18 inches of water during Hurricane Sandy, and was closed for several months following the storm. In spite of its condition, the library was opened up as a warming center during the cold spell that followed the storm, as many Red Hook residents were without heat or electricity, and many more were rendered homeless by the flood.”

This story was originally a nomination for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. It has been generously provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.