Memorialize a Loved One in the Book of Remembrance

BookOfRemembranceWe are proud to announce an important addition to the list of ways someone can be remembered at the Library. Board Member and former Librarian Betsy Hamilton has donated a Book of Remembrance that is on display in the Library. If you would like to make a donation in memory of a friend, acquaintance or loved one, stop by or contact the library to make a donation and to record their name in the book. The amount can be kept confidential if you choose. There are so many who have valued the Library throughout their lives, this is a way to help us grow and be equally as valued for years to come. For more information, contact the library at or 518-828-1792.

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Local History Speaker Series Welcomes Arlene Levinson

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The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Arlene Levinson to the library on Thursday, September 10th at 6:00pm as the guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Ms. Levinson will present the history of the Jewish community in Hudson from the late 1800’s and the founding of the Congregation Anshe Emeth.
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Storytime on the Go Visits Bliss Towers

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Stop by the courtyard at Bliss Towers (State St. and 2nd St., Hudson) for Storytime on the Go this Friday, August 28 from 3PM-5PM. The event will include stories, puzzles, hand-puppets, crafts, book giveaways and other early literacy activities for children ages 0-5 and their families. We hope to see you there!

Back to School Fun Night

Kids Break WeekJoin Ms. Pam in the Children’s Room on Tuesday, September 1 from 6-7pm for Back to School Fun Night! Come on in and get excited for the start of the new school year. There will be stories for the elementary set and students of all ages can decorate goal posters with ideas they have for making the 2015-2016 year the best yet. There will be a bookmark making station where kids can create their own bookmark to save their place in all those great books they will be reading this year. We’ll also have book giveaways and other fun activities to help get kids excited for the coming school year.

Saturday, August 29: Cook Books at the Hudson Farmers Market

IMG_3146Summer may be winding down, but the Hudson Farmers Market on Columbia and 6th Street remains in full swing with fresh, local produce and the Friends Cook Book Sale will be there once again! Great books celebrating the area’s bounties of the season, on a wide range of topics, will be offered for sale Saturday, August 29 from 9:30am-1pm. Discover mouth-watering recipes, for everything from appetizers to grilling to entertaining, all at great prices!

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When it rains, it pours – library supporters!

Raise the Roof Square Dance

The first annual Raise the Roof! Gala, held on Saturday, August 15th, was a great success! Thanks to all who attended – in spite of the deluge that ended just minutes before the event began!

More than 200 people attended and most of them bought raffle tickets, too. Bidders upped the prices on silent auction items including private tours, distant destinations, private trainers and even lunch with Assemblymember Didi Barrett. And several in the crowd invested in pieces of Library equipment that will help us furnish our new space at the Armory.

One attendee wrote:

I haven’t been to a fundraiser that I have enjoyed so much… lots of familiar faces, a beautiful evening on [a] gorgeous Columbia County farm estate, [a] feast of amazing food… My compliments to [you all] for your skills and perseverance in making this bold statement of commitment to Hudson’s new library.

The crowd was so enthusiastic that we’re all eager to get moving! Many thanks to the Host Committee Marie Rasner, Tessy Keller, Chris Boeke and Barbara Deisroth for organizing this great event. And thanks to the many volunteers, sponsors and vendors. We couldn’t have done it without your help!

Explore Our NEW StarWalk Kids Media Collection

swk_boys_readingWe are happy to announce that our library has added hundreds of titles to our online eBook collection from StarWalk Kids Media. The service is available 24-7 for use at the library, at home, or on the go and includes a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction eBooks that you and your children will love reading (or having read to you)!

To access the collection either select the StarWalk Kids Media button on our homepage or follow this link. Our username and password are both hal (for Hudson Area Library) – we keep things simple when reading is involved!