Online Resources

Here is a guide for free online resources to enjoy while we are closed. Some of these resources require a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Online Resources for Families and Kids

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus via PBS

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Free resources available online 

Virtual Field Trips – A collection of various museums , zoos and farms that have guided digital tours and activities for kids.

Online Resources for Tweens and Teens

Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer 2017 Session

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Digital Arts Media ToolKit– Free programs for digital arts media production (video, audio, coding and photography )

Educational Video Games 

Other free resources available online

Online Resources for Adults

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus via PBS

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

  • OverDrive – Digital collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks.
  • RB Digital – Features a collection of digital magazines.
  • Universal Class – Catalogue of continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects.
  • Kanopy – An on-demand streaming service that includes The Great Courses, a series of college-level classes.
  • Mango – Online language learning classes.

Free resources available online 

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HAL TAC Escape Room Altered Zone: NY

Altered Zone: NY, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s (HAL TAC) original escape room escapade will take place on Monday, October 14, 11am-3pm in the library’s community room. 

The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.

 Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.  Registration is mandatory and form is below. 

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Ashley Bryan Celebration

Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center

Program Description: In celebration of Black History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.

Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm

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