Come make some beats (and some noise!) in the kids room with us! Kuumba Dance and Drum, a performing arts program of Operation Unite, will be joining us in the kids room on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Come learn how to play traditional African music on the drums with us. Children and families of all ages are welcome to help us make some music!
A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1635 for their recent donation of 14 new children’s book to the library’s collection! The books include informational books, chapter books, and picture books; new releases, classics, and books from popular series. The troop’s donation was made as part of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s Buzz About Books Community Service Project. Check out the full list of donated titles below:
- Insect-O-Mania by Allyson Kulavis
- On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House Book #50) by Mary Pope Osborne
- Frankenstein’s Dog (Goosebumps Most Wanted Series) by R.L. Stine
- Dr. Maniac Will See You Now (Goosebumps Most Wanted Series) by R.L. Stine
- Captain Awesome vs. the Spooky, Scary House by Stan Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
- Happy Cat by Steve Henry
- Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah by Jamie Korngold, illus. by Julie Fortenberry
- The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illus. by Beth Krommes
- Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
- Toilet: How it Works by David Macauley with Sheena Keenan
- Beavers by Gail Gibbons
This month, the Parents Book Club will be meeting on Saturday, October 19th from 10am-12pm, instead of on their customary fourth Saturday of the month. They will be discussing Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. Babies and young children are welcome, and children who can use the bathroom independently are welcome to join Ms. Janice in the Children’s Room for stories, crafts, music, movement, and free play. This reading group is co-sponsored and facilitated by Linda of Green Momma Bear.
Make art at the Hudson Area Library this August with artist and teacher Alison Fox! Three free classes for children ages 4 and up will be held during three Fridays in August from 10am-12pm in the library’s children’s room.
Friday August 9, 10am-12pm
First Class: Simple Paper Marionettes
Come make jointed puppets to set to your own story. Have fun deciding how to paint, collage and color your puppet.
Friday August 16, 10am-12pm
Second Class: Shadow Puppets
We will make our own shadow puppets using Chinese shadow puppets for inspiration. We will have a simple cereal box shadow puppet theater that you can make at home.
Friday August 23, 10am-12pm
Third Class: Hand Puppets
We will explore ways we can use our hands to create movement for puppets. Some puppets will be sewn, others just need drawing to come alive.
Attention parents, teachers and kids of all ages! Come find great summer books for reading fun, books for school or even a special interest or subject.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are having their Third Annual Summer Kids Book Sale for two days so that all kids can have the opportunity to own great books at little cost. The sale will be held on two days, Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th in the Book Sale Room from 10am until 2pm each day. In addition, there will be music sing-a-longs, story time and activities in the Children’s Room at the library both days.
Raffle tickets for a gift basket of great children’s books, book bag and gift coupons will also be available for purchase those days. Tickets will be sold for just $1 each, or 6 for $5. This terrific gift basket is valued at over $50.
The Friends welcome donations of gently used books and other media throughout the year. Call the library at (518)828.1792 in advance of donating to arrange a drop-off time Tuesdays through Saturdays. Please, no encyclopedias, textbooks, periodicals, technical publications, manuals or books in poor condition.
The Hudson Area Library announces a new reading group for parents. This book group will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Hudson Area Library, starting on Saturday, May 25th from 10am-12pm.
The reading group is tailored for parents of kids of all ages who wish to connect with others through books and life in general. Participants will discuss parenting books, adult fiction, children’s literature, teen literature, and more. For the first meeting, parents are encouraged to bring a book to share with the group that they or their children have enjoyed. The June book club pick will be decided at the first meeting. Babies and young children are welcome to accompany their parents, and children who can use the bathroom independently are welcome to join Ms. Janice in the library’s children’s room for stories, crafts, music, movement, and free play.
Eight new popular magazine subscriptions are now available for in-house (or rather, in-library!) reading, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
Saturday, May 4th marks the day of the 5th annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the biggest gathering of children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators you’ve ever seen! There will be exhibitions, arts and crafts, workshops, and book readings. Also, you won’t want to miss the live performances by:
Aaron Nigel Smith, Call to Action at 11:00am
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Amazing Astonishing Air at 12:30pm
John Farrell, We Can Do It Together at 2:00pm
The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free! Hudson Area Library will have a table at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!