Library Closed


March 31, 2020 Update Concerning COVID-19

পরবর্তী বিজ্ঞপ্তি না হওয়া পর্যন্ত লাইব্রেরি বন্ধ থাকে: COVID-19 সম্পর্কিত তথ্য
La biblioteca está cerrada hasta nuevo aviso

Out of concern for the well-being of our community, the Hudson Area Library will be closed until further notice. All in-person library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are also suspended during this time.

While our doors are closed, we are still here for you! Our library team is working to bring engaging and educational opportunities to our community by providing virtual programming and access to online resources. Library staff are also available for assistance via email and phone.

Patrons are encouraged to hold on to any materials that they have borrowed from our library until we are back in service. We will waive any overdue fines that accrue during this time. The Mid-Hudson Library System has suspended all holds and deliveries between libraries during this time. Patrons who have requested materials from other libraries will have those holds filled once the Mid-Hudson Library System resumes deliveries.

We will provide updates, including announcements of our schedule and plan for reopening, on this website and our social media pages.

For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

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COVID-19 Resources


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, it is important to have access to up-to-date, reliable information about the disease: how to reduce the risk to you and those around you, and how to access support and resources during these challenging times. We have compiled a list of helpful links to help you access the information and resources you need on our COVID-19 resources page.


#Woke Baby Challenge

Program Description:  While we have postponed our Woke Baby Book Fair, we are excited to kick off the Woke Baby Challenge! Curator-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne and our library will be challenging children and families to take on weekly challenges inspired by children’s books celebrating diversity.

Each Saturday in April, a new challenge will be announced and families will have one week to take on the challenge and post their entries on social media. Mahogany and Library staff will choose two winners each week who will receive a prize pack of books including Woke Baby and Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne and an additional selection from Mahogany’s Woke Baby Book List.

To join the fun, make sure to follow Mahogany L. Browne and the Hudson Area Library on Instagram and Facebook. We will post the weekly challenges and announce winners on our social media pages and on our Mahogany L. Browne Curator-in-Residence page.

Date/Time: This contest will run throughout the month of April. The challenge for the week will be announced on Saturday mornings on the library’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Curator-In-Residence program with Mahogany L. Browne is made possible through the generous support of Club Helsinki Open Mic, The Maker, the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation, John Knott, and private donors. 


VIRTUAL: Creative Writing w/ Maureen McNeil

NOTE: Due to the library’s temporary closure, this class will continue virtually. Registered students will receive an e-newsletter with writing prompts and Maureen will host virtual meetings through Zoom videoconferencing at regular class times. Email for more information.

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering an 8-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. The class focuses on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and share a selection of their work.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, & May 7from 2:30-4pm.

Recommended Audience: The class is free and open to the public of all ages and is wheelchair accessible. All levels of writers are welcome.

Registration: Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email

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VIRTUAL: Core Strength & Balance

Note: Due to the library’s temporary closure, Core Strength & Balance will be offered virtually from Paul Spector’s home on Zoom video conferencing services. Email for more information.

Program Description: Instructor Paul Spector introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. All levels welcome. This program is a collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/Time: Series of 4-week workshops meets weekly on Saturdays in January, February, March, and April, 1:30-2:30pm.

Registration: Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email
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VIRTUAL: Movement & Music w/ Abby Lappen!

NOTE: While the library is closed, Movement & Music will be offered virtually via Zoom video conferencing services.

Program Description: For the past two years, moms, dads and caregivers bring their tots (the program is for 0 – 5 years old)  to the library each week for Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families with Abby Lappen for an hour of books, songs, exercise and community. Abby involves adults and children in play, rhythm and discovery.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10-11am on Zoom.

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VIRTUAL: Story Hours

NOTE: This program will now be offered virtually due to the temporary library closure using Zoom video conferencing services.

Program Description: Our Story Hours are continuing virtually and at the same time.  To receive information on registering, email

Date/Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am and Saturdays, 11am-12pm on Zoom videoconferencing.


VIRTUAL: Adult Spanish Classes

NOTE: While the library is closed, these classes will be offered virtually. Registered students will receive an e-newsletter from Profesora Sonia, who will reply to all student emails of work. Email for more information.

Program Description: The classes, taught by Sonia Cintron, offer adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills.

Date/Time: Series of weekly classes on Tuesdays from January 7 – April 14, Advanced Beginner 5:30-6:30pm or Intermediate 6:45-7:45pm.

Registration: Update (1/15) This series is currently full.

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