Due to inclement weather, we will be closing the library at 3:30 p.m. All fines will be waived for today and tomorrow. Please return items that are due on Friday when we resume regular business hours. Have a wonderful holiday and be safe!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Jennifer Berne and illustrator Keith Bendis, will be signing their newly released book, Calvin, Look Out! at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 6th from 5-8pm. A sequel to Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie, the enormously popular book about the bookworm birdie who couldn’t fly, this new book tells the heartwarming story of Calvin’s adventures around getting his first pair of glasses.
The holiday shopping season is upon us again and the elves have been busy stocking the bookshelves in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library for the annual Holiday Book Sale.
On Saturday, November 22nd, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library invite you to a special Holiday Sale from 10-1pm. This Holiday Sale is the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with a special holiday Matching Grant Campaign. From now until December 31, adopt a brand new book for the library’s collection for just $15 and the Friends will match your contribution with an additional book donation for the library collection. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly how your donation is being used.
The same as the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be the first to read the book they choose when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor their donation or special people in their lives (or even pets!). Truly a wonderful idea for holiday gift giving for the person who has everything, an adopted library book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again!
In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross will be offering a free Citizen Preparedness Corps training session titled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes on Tuesday, November 18 from 6-8pm at the library. A trained representative from the American Red Cross will conduct a session of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The program lasts approximately two hours, and gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Please call the library at 518-828-1792 to register.
Businesses located on Warren Street should be receiving visitors from the organization Perfect Ten After School in the next couple of months. The young women, all local high school students, focus not only on academic skills, but dedication to social interaction as well. Under the watchful eye of Director Laura Miller and Founder Paula Forman, the students will be gathering information to update the listings for the most highly trafficked thoroughfare in Columbia County.
We are working with Perfect Ten and the Hudson Development Corporation to amass an accurate record of all the businesses on and adjacent to Warren Street. We want to build a closer relationship with the business community and the Hudson Walking Guide (an HDC project) will benefit from our canvassing as well.