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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Donate School Supplies for Hudson Kids

The library is collecting school supplies for the children of Hudson who need them. Bring paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, three-ring binders, highlighters, folders, backpacks and other supplies to the library and drop them off at the box near the main desk. All supplies will be distributed on September 16. Thank you for your generosity!

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Herb Craft with Wild Gather

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies for a special hands on two hour workshop for kids ages 9-16 on Tuesday, August 15 from 2-4 pm. 
 
Join us for an afternoon exploring herbalism and ways we can take care of our selves and each other. Participants will craft two herbal remedies, ( medicine made from plants!) that support our bodies and spirits while also unpacking the history and resiliency of making our own medicine. Hope to see you there!
 
Space is limited! So sign up now!
To register for workshop please email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org , call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the circulation desk at Hudson Area Library.
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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 Your Kids to Love Reading With Tumblebooks!

All members of the Mid-Hudson Library System have access to TumbleBooks, and now there’s a new app to access them! TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which help to teach kids the joy of reading.

TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an e-picture-book which you can read, or have read to you. The collection includes a large selection of beloved children’s story books, from leading children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company, Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, and many more!

To download the app to your phone, click the buttons below that correspond to your App Store. For instructions on how to get started, click here. If you want to use your desktop, click here. If you need any help with this app, our Reference and Tech Services Librarian is more than happy to help!

Get it on Google Play

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One-on-One Job Search Help

We are now offering two different ways to receive one-on-one job search help:

1.) By appointment with Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections or
2.) Fridays 10am – 12pm with Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator.

Both of these one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.

To sign up call 518-828-1792 x101, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from a Mid-Hudson Library System adult literacy grant.

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Tax Forms Now Available at the Library

Federal and State tax forms, and instructions on how to complete them, are now available at the library. You can find them by our catalog computer, located near the Children’s Library.

If you can’t make it to the library, or need forms that we don’t have, you can contact the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-5431, or find the forms to print online by clicking here, and contact the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-3676, or find their forms by clicking here.

If you need help filing your taxes, there are a few places you can go. Columbia Opportunities Inc. has a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA for short) Program for low-income families and individuals. For more information, and to schedule an appointment with them, click here. AARP is also providing assistance in Hudson, Philmont, Hillsdale, and Valatie as part of the IRS’s “Tax Counseling for the Elderly”. This program is open to all, but prioritizes people 60 years of age and older. For more information on this program, and to find a site close to you, click here.

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