Library Update

Here is an update to library users  of what’s happening at the Hudson Area Library.

Extended Hours

Beginning this summer, the library will extend its hours to include more evening and Saturday time. Also this summer, the History Room will be open and staffed on Saturdays. As usage requires, the library will establish more regular hours for the History Room. If you have a need that is not met by this schedule, please speak with someone from the library staff.

Computer Room

The computer room has been completely refurbished and there are eight new computers available, all with internet connection.

The library staff has completed the inventory and weeding of the collections of books, tapes, DVDs and other materials. Gradually, new materials will be added to the collections.

Exhibit Space

The library has a new exhibit space in the second floor hallway, and welcomes exhibits and displays that provide information and enlightenment to the community. These exhibits include hanging artwork, rotating collections and materials that are educational or cultural.

Volunteers

Besides the library staff, the library is fortunate to have a vigorous group of volunteers who are there to man the circulation desk, re-shelve books, answer questions and provide assistance. New volunteers are always welcome.

Programs

The Hudson Area Library offers many regularly scheduled programs that include Hudson Leaders for middle school boys, tutoring for middle schoolers by students from Bard College focusing on English and Mathematics, Senior Computing that introduces senior citizens to the computer and what it has to offer, story and craft hours for pre-K children, story and craft hours for elementary school children and an adult program, Toastmasters, designed to help people improve their communications and leadership skills.

The library is also home to Literary Connections which provides adults who wish to improve their reading, writing and English skills with one to one tutoring or classes. People from all over the world attend free English classes on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Also available is English for Speakers of Other Languages which teaches speaking, listening, reading and writing. TOEFL and Citizenship Exam preparation are also included. For those wishing to prepare for the GED exam, GED classes are also available.

For more information on these or other programs, call the library at 518-828-1792. Or stop by the library soon. You are bound to be surprised by what is available to you.

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