It’s Move Time!

Armory_After_Front (1)The shelves and furniture have been installed. Tech installation is underway and the physical move begins tomorrow, Saturday, April 2. We will close our doors at 400 State Street at 5pm on Friday, April 1 and open in our brand new location on Saturday, April 9.

While we are closed, items may be returned in the curbside book return at 400 State Street, or better yet return your items on Saturday, April 9 when we reopen in our new home!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
COME FOR THE RIBBON CUTTING!
10am, Saturday, April 9
51 N. 5th Street

We are pleased, proud and excited. We hope everyone in the entire community comes out to share in this great accomplishment!
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Library Set to Move

Watch This Space! Empty shelves, wait to be filled with books. Computer tables wait to get their electronics. And comfy chairs wait to be slid into place. The new Hudson Area Library is almost ready.   The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, April 9. Everyone is invited.

Watch This Space! Empty shelves, wait to be filled with books. Computer tables wait to get their electronics. And comfy chairs wait to be slid into place. The new Hudson Area Library is almost ready. The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, April 9. Everyone is invited.

The Hudson Area Library is pleased and excited to announce that the last day for business at the current address will be Friday, April 1. On Saturday, April 2, movers will begin packing up books in anticipation of the move to their new quarters in the former Hudson Armory. It is anticipated that the move itself will take about a week.

“It’s wonderful to finally realize all our plans,” said Board President Mark Orton. “It seems like we’ve been working on this forever. Now it’s just a few weeks until we’ll be situated in a whole new space.”

There will be an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 10am in front of the new Library. In recognition of the Armory’s original tenants in 1898 – the 23rd Separate [Infantry] Company, a military contingent will present colors. The High School Band is expected to play and several dignitaries will participate. The conclusion will be a Ribbon Cutting after which everyone is invited into the Library. Also open to the public will be the third floor facilities occupied by Perfect Ten After School and the Senior Center on the second floor.

“We want everyone to come and join in this wonderful celebration,” Orton continued. “This Library is for the entire community. Once those doors open, the public will see what a great show place this is, and a wonderful source of civic pride. After all the planning, we’re eager to share the result.”

The Ribbon Cutting will take place outside the new Library, 51 North 5th Street, on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 10am.

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Norma Hart Honored by The Friends

Friends 20K donation Mrs. Norma Hart, a Hudson resident and one of the founders of The History Room at the Hudson Area Library, has been honored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library through their gift in her memory.

The volunteer organization has taken advantage of “naming opportunities” available in the new Library and designated $20,000 as a named gift for History Room furnishings and cabinets in honor of Mrs. Hart.

“Besides being instrumental in the formation of the History Room, she was also very active in the Children’s Room for many years,” said Friends President Nancy Westbrook. “It is important to The Friends and community that she be honored for her dedication to Hudson Area Library patrons.” Continue reading

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We’re Almost There!

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The shelves are in and furniture deliveries are in progress. Data hook ups, tech installation and a few more last minute items are still to go before the physical move begins. Our plan is to close the current Library at 5pm on Friday, April 1 and open in our brand new location on Saturday, April 9.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
COME FOR THE RIBBON CUTTING!
10am, Saturday, April 9
51 North 5th Street

We are pleased, proud and excited. We hope everyone in the entire community comes out to share in this great accomplishment!

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Join Us in Supporting Early Literacy and Our New Library

We are launching our first crowdfunder this week on Indiegogo! The focus is the Early Literacy Storytime Nook to be located in the turret of the Hudson Armory when the library moves in 2015. The video below, filmed at the library by Lauren Keenan, emphasizes the benefits of reading aloud to even the youngest infants.

Storytime Nook Video from Hudson Area Library on Vimeo.

We hope you’ll take a look at the campaign and help us raise $5,000 (or more!) so that we can furnish this space designed to help our children learn and grow. Please also share this link with all your friends through social media: hudsonarealibrary.org/storytime/

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Library Campaign Reaches Out at Hudson Farmer’s Market

In a continued effort to spread the word about fund raising efforts, this coming Saturday, June 28th, the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library will host a table at the Hudson Farmer’s Market. Representatives will be using the opportunity to discuss the new library with customers who regularly attend the market.

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There will also be a raffle to give away bundled books, audio books, graphic novels and galleys for all age levels. Several of the offerings have been on display at the library for the past two weeks. A sampling includes Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket, Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, Avalon High: Volume 1 –The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the audio book Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

“We want to reach out to as many people as possible,” says Theresa Parsons, Co-chair for the Campaign. “The new library will be a major community center. The more people who know about all that we have planned, the better. And, of course, we continue to seek donations and the support of the public.

For more information about the campaign, visit the Campaign for the New Library page.

For the complete list of book bundles to be raffled off, click here.

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Retailers Lend Support to Library Fundraising

Customers shopping in Hudson may run across bright orange signs with the word “Library” emblazoned in white during their visits to area stores this summer. The campaign for the Hudson Area Library has reached out to select retailers and asked them to help get the word out.

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Amanda Hummel, owner of The Bee’s Knees, and daughter Inez Solomon, are participating in a new promotion to spread the word about the Hudson Area Library’s fundraising campaign. Three other retailers are also taking part – Olde Hudson, TK Home & Garden and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar.

The promotion, called “Show & Tell,” is meant to engage the public and inform them of the campaign. Each store has selected a specific product from among their merchandise. That product will be featured with an orange “library” sign. When customers ask why the sign is displayed so prominently, retailers can describe the campaign, and pass out a bookmark that includes more information as well as the library’s web address. In each case, proceeds from the sale of the product between Memorial Day and Columbus Day will be donated to the campaign. The four stores included are Bee’s Knees, Olde Hudson, TK Home & Garden, and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar. Continue reading

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