Hendrick Hudson Library Reopens After Hurricane Sandy

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Hendrick Hudson Free Library reopened Wednesda, after closing Monday, and Tuesday, following Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CORTLANDT, N.Y. - After closing for two days in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hendrick Hudson Free Library is open. The library is maintaining a regular schedule again, and has Wi-Fi.

"Getting here was difficult. There were a lot of trees down and what-not," said Risa Getman, assistant director of the library, about closing the library Monday and Tuesday.

The library reopened Wednesday and is on a regular schedule.

"Every outlet and every seat in this building right now is full. We've even set up extra tables in the community room so people can have extra tables and extra desks. For a lot of people it was the first opportunity to even plug something in," said Getman.

The library has also become a place for people to swap stories about the storm, and trade information.
"I just think there's a lot of confusion. People are asking us if we know when Con Ed is going to be back up. People are saying, 'It's really cold back home.' And people are saying, 'Oh my god, you're open,' and run back home to get their laptops," Getman said.

The library is showing a midday matinee at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. "Snow White and The Huntsman" (PG13) will show in the library's community room.

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