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!
Did you know that there will be over 90 authors and illustrators showcasing their work at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival? There will be well known authors like Bruce Coville and new debuts such as Jon Apple. Here are just a few of the many children and young adult authors and illustrators who have copies of their work at Hudson Area Library:
- Nora Raleigh Baskin, author of: Anything But Typical and The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah
- A.C.E. Bauer, author of No Castles Here
- Jennifer Berne, author of Calvin Can’t Fly and Manfish
- Bryan Collier, illustrator of Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave and I, Too, Am America
- Jerry Craft, author and illustrator of Mama’s Boyz: The Big Picture- What You Need to Succeed!
- Michelle Knudsen, author of Big Mean Mike and Library Lion
- Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of Gringolandia
- Michael Northrop, author of Rotten and Plunked
- Anita Sanchez, author of The Invasion of Sandy Bay and Mr. Lincoln’s Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest For Peace
- Terry Trueman, author of Stuck in Neutral
Lisa is the founder of Hudson Reads, a reading mentorship program in the Hudson City School District, as well as Literacy Coach for over three decades. She co-founded and co-directs the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the largest book festival in New York State. Lisa is also an educational consultant for New York State, serves as a board member of Investments in Youth and writes a weekly book review for the Register Star.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Call the Hudson Area Library for more information at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook at the Friends of the Hudson Area Library page and “Like” us.
Save the Date! The fifth annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior and Senior High School (215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson, New York) on May 4th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This is the largest book festival in New York State. There will be children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts, workshops & live music performances. Admission is FREE. More information at Hudson Children’s Book Festival.
The Keep On Reading! Kids Book Sale will be held for two days, Friday February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd at the Hudson Area Library. This special sale takes place from 1-4pm on Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturday and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. All proceeds from this sale will be used for the purchase of new books and other media for the Library’s ever-expanding collection.
In conjunction with the Kids Book Sale, the Library is featuring a special program on both Friday and Saturday for children to learn about the rainforest. On Friday, meet Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus with story time and arts and crafts activities in the children’s room with Ms. Marlene. On Saturday, there will be more story time and rainforest craft projects for kids of all ages with Ms. Marlene and Ms. Janice. All ages are welcome. Join us Friday from 1-4pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm in the Children’s Room for rainforest fun!
The Book Sale Room is open every Saturday and offers books for all ages and reading levels–infants to adults. All proceeds from the Book Sale Room support the Hudson Area Library.
On Wednesday, November 28, Amazing Animals will be coming to the Hudson Area Library! This hands-on presentation by Animal Encounters, LLC, will introduce participants to a variety of small mammals and reptiles. Species may include such animals as a chinchilla, hedgehog, box turtle, bearded dragon, corn snake, rabbit, and even a baby alligator. Many of the animals can be touched by the children. The program will run from 6:30-8pm on Wednesday, November 28, and is intended for children ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is required – to sign up for this hands-on presentation please call the Hudson Area Library at 518-828-1792 or email hudsonarealibrary @ gmail.com.
The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library is seeking volunteers to work on the Program Committee.
The Hudson Area Library provides programs for children, teens, and adults for our library users from Hudson, Greenport and other local towns. The Board of Trustees wishes to expand our program offerings and seeks to engage people in our service area and beyond in the development of new programs. We recognize the wealth of skills and enthusiasms in our community and wish to tap into those who can bring new ideas and energy to the library.
New Programing Directions
Here are a few ideas that we have for new directions for programming at the library. Continue reading