Welcome Hudson Valley to this week’s edition of IN Touch, the public affairs and issues program that runs across Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley radio stations.    

This week, we are speaking with Jesse Chance, the Director of the Hyde Park Library. Growing up, I’ll admit, I was never one to step into a library. I was not much of a reader, and the concept of a library felt stale to me. The Hyde Park Library is an example that that is not the case. Jesse and I talk about the importance and roll that the library holds in Hyde Park, and the responsibility that it has in being a community anchor. We talk about the importance of free resources, uncensored education, and open conversations in the face of learning, development, and progress. Jesse and I discuss many of the incredible programs the library offers, such as their October Backyard Concert Series, their latest STEM program, Banned Book Events, and more. 

We invite you to join us, and listen to a previously recorded conversation between Jesse Chance and myself here on In Touch. 

For more information on the Hyde Park Library, you can visit hydeparkfreelibrary.org.  

In Touch is a weekly program and we invite you or your organization to be a guest on the show. Please contact us if you have an issue or concern you’d like us to look into or if you would like to be a guest on IN Touch. You can hit us up in a variety of ways. You can call us on the main office line at 845-471-1500. You can also call direct at 845-478-1022. You can also reach us through the radio station you are listening on by using the text studio feature on their mobile app, or the contact information at their website. Please put in the subject that you’re trying to reach out to In Touch.