Hannaford Helps Bags in Support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library


The Friends of the Hudson Area Library has been chosen by the Hannaford store on Route 82 in Livingston as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program! This means every time you purchase a blue reusable bag with the good karma message at the Livingston Hannaford store during the month of September, the Friends will receive $1 to help fulfill their mission.

The bags can be found at the reusable bag rack and various registers (make sure to get the blue bags with the good karma message). By purchasing these reusable bags, you’ll not only be supporting the Friends, but also helping to eliminate waste by skipping the paper/plastic bag options at checkout.

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Register to Vote at Your Library!

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. If you turned 18 recently, changed your name, moved, or haven’t voted in recent elections, then you need to update your voter registration.

We’re excited to be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering voters. On Tuesday, September 26, also known as National Voter Registration Day, stop by the library during open hours (9am-8pm) to register! We’ll have paper registration forms on-hand and instructions and applications for absentee ballots. Not sure if your registration is up-to-date? We can help with that as well!

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Library Card Sign Up Month

Looking for a way to transform your life? All you need is a library card! Our library offers you the tools you need to expand your knowledge and skill set with access to the world’s information both in print and digitally, plus hands-on training and innovative programming.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so visit us today, sign up for your free library card, and check out all we have to offer!

Click here to learn what you’ll need to apply for your card.

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Save the Date! – Sunday, October 22

The 17th annual Ghostly Gallop 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run to benefit our library will be held at Hudson High School on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The 5K course has been certified by the USA Track & Field and its entire length will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race. Other improvements include a runners’ costume competition and cash prizes for top adult runners, the fastest team, best costume and largest family entering in the combined events.

We want to make it fun for children, families and teams. It’s a great community event for Hudson and an important fundraiser for our Library. Visit the Ghostly Gallop website for more information and to register and check our GG5K Facebook page daily for tips on training, health and “all things race!”

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Weekly Local Produce Delivery at the Library

The Hudson Area Library is now a pick-up location for Field Goods locally-grown fruits and vegetables every Thursday!

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service. Customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week. Everything is purchased from over 80 small farms in the region. All products are non-GMO, and most is organically grown. Your order can be put on hold at any time. Plus, $1 per bag supports the ongoing efforts of the Hudson Area Library!

To set up a subscription click here. New Customers: Sign up through July 27 and Field Goods will credit your account $10. Credit is applied after the promotion ends. Order deadline for a Tuesday delivery is Saturday at 11:59pm

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Get free tickets to the Bridge Street Theatre

We are pleased to add productions at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill to our list of establishments offering free passes at the library. The theatre will be supplying two free tickets for each night of every production for Hudson Area Library cardholders. Tickets may be reserved by phone or in person at the library. Then stop by the library main desk to pick up your free tickets before the show. Stage works include comedies and dramas and are presented Thursdays through Sundays throughout the year.

The first production, The Official Adventures of Kieron and Jade by award–winning playwright Kieron Barry, has its world premiere on April 20. Reserve your free tickets today! Call 518-828-1792 or stop by the library sometime this week. First come, first served!

For more information on Bridge Street Theatre, click here to access their website. For more information on the Hudson Area Library Museum Pass program, made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, click here.

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