GG5K Profile: Jack Connor – runner

Meet Jack, our GG5K Profile of the Day! A Hudson native, John (Jack) Connor is a judge in the Hudson City Court system. A runner since High School, he was the overall winner of Ghostly Gallop in 2009. Learn more about Jack below!

To register for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, the GG Walk or GG Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run, go to For daily tips to prepare for the run, go to

What made you start running?  When I was 13, I ran track in High School. I wasn’t very good. In fact, I came in last in every race except two my first year. I got progressively better in subsequent years.  It’s all about practice. Continue reading


GG5K Profile: Samantha Riegel – runner

Meet Samantha, our GG5K Profile of the Day! Last year, Claverack resident Samantha Riegel finished the New York City Marathon in just under 5 hours. She is now training for the Hudson Area Library’s GG5K – 2017. Although Riegel didn’t take up running until her late twenties, she is now an avid enthusiast. With both half-marathons and full marathons under her belt, she now has her sights set on a triathlon. Learn more about Samantha below!

To register for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, the GG Walk or GG Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run, go to For daily tips to prepare for the run, go to

What made you start running? – I wanted to lose weight after having children (2 boys, 7 and 2 years of age). With a full time job and child rearing duties, I quickly came to love the solitude – just me alone with music and nature. Continue reading


GG5K Profile – Brady Eschberger – 7-year-old runner

Meet Brady, our GG5K Profile of the Day! Although Brady has only been running since he was 5, he has amassed “lots” of medals – including two from earlier Ghostly Gallops. Samantha Riegel, his marathon running Mom, better improve her times. This kid is Olympic material! Learn more about Brady below!

To register for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, the GG Walk, or GG Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run, scheduled for Sunday, October 22,  go to For daily tips to prepare for running or walking, go to

What made you start running? My Mom asked me if I wanted to run my first race.  It was the Ghostly Gallop – two years ago.  I never ran in a race before and I wanted to see what it was like. For me, the best part was that I tried my best. Continue reading


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.


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!”


Booked for the Evening Silent Auction Donors

The Hudson Area Library thanks the following donors who have given to our 2017 summer celebration, “Booked for the Evening,” silent auction. We couldn’t make our fundraising goals without the support of Warren Street and beyond!

We will be posting all the auction packages soon. It’s a great way to support our library and enjoy a little shop therapy while you’re at it!

If you’d like to attend “Booked for the Evening” on August 5, click here for more information!

Thank you!

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American Glory
Apothecary at Casa Urbana
Barbara Deisroth
Bartlett House, Ghent
Ca Mea
Chatham Brewery
De Marchin
Didi Barrett
Dish Hudson
Dojo Dance Company
Elijah Slocum
Erika Laurion, Chef
Eustace & Zamus
Face Stockholm
Finch Hudson
Tim Freccia
Ellen & Alan Goldner
Gottlieb Gallery
Helsinki Hudson
Hillrock Estate Distillery
House Rules
Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
Hudson Clothier
Hudson Polish Deli
Hudson Wine Merchants
Jamison Teale
Jenny Baldwin
Kylah Campetta/Lyffit
Les Indiennes
Lisa Durfee
Mark Jager Antiques
Marx Home
Miranda Barry
Oak Pizzeria Napoletano
Olde Hudson
Pantheon/Paul Spector
Pilates Hudson
Red Dot
Riverview Cafe
Rural Residence
Sadhana Center for Yoga
Sarah Sterling
Savor the Taste
Source Adage
Spruce Ridge Alpaca
Steiner’s Sports
Talbott & Arding
The Cascades
The Second Show
The Taste Box
TK Home and Garden
White Rice
Wm Farmer and Sons
Woodstock General Supply