Look Out, Calvin’s On His Way…

calvinThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Jennifer Berne and illustrator Keith Bendis, will be signing their newly released book, Calvin, Look Out! at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 6th from 5-8pm.

A sequel to Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie, the enormously popular book about the bookworm birdie who couldn’t fly, this new book tells the heartwarming story of Calvin’s adventures around getting his first pair of glasses.
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Fourth Annual Super Summer Kid’s Book Sale, now with Vintage Children’s Books Too!

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Hey Kids! Come to the best ever Super Summer Kids Book Sale and find great books for vacation reading fun, books for school or your special interest or subject.

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are offering thousands of kids’ books at bargain prices for two days so that kids from everywhere can have the opportunity to own great books at low cost. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library, have some fun and stock up on great books to encourage reading throughout the summer!

This special sale will be held on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd in the Book Sale Room from 10am until 2pm each day. In addition, there will be story time, crafts, games and activities in the Children’s Room in the library both days.

Besides the thousands of titles to choose from for every level reader, from toddlers to teens, a new feature this year will be a special selection of vintage children’s books. Great books from past times, these collector’s items are priced to sell and go fast!

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Girl Scout Troop 1635 Donates Kids Books to the Library!

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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:

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Super Saturday Kids Book Sale at Hudson Book Sale Room

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its new Super Saturday Kids Book Sale on Saturday, March 31st from 10am until 1 pm. All children’s books will be offered at very low discount prices to encourage readers of all ages. There are thousands of children’s books to choose from, for every level of reader from infants to teens. Included in this sale are large picture books, early reading books, non-fiction books, chapter books and young adult books. There is also a large selection of kids’ VCR tapes available. And, special guest, The Cat in the Hat will be appearing and available for photos with your child. So bring your camera and stop in. This is a great opportunity for a child in your life to experience the joy of books and reading for a lifelong reward!

In addition to the huge selection of kid’s books, the Friends are also offering a special promotion for all adult books as well. Buy one hardcover book, get a free mass market paperback book, this Saturday only.

Hudson’s best kept secret, the Book Sale Room, located at the Hudson Area Library (side entrance) holds thousands of books in over forty categories, including cooking, art, travel, gardening, autobiography, classics, fiction, humor, mystery business, politics, health, science and more. Our inventory is the largest in the region, with new books always being added. Premium magazines, audio books, music, VCR tapes and DVDs are also available for purchase at discounted prices as well.

The Friends welcome your donation of gently-used books and other media throughout the year. Please, no textbooks, encyclopedias, trade journals or damaged items. Please call the library in advance of donating at 518.828.1792 to arrange a drop-off time Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year, often referred to as the Lunar New Year, begins today! It’s the Year of the Dragon, which is said to be an especially lucky year in the Chinese Zodiac. The 15 day festival ends with the Lantern Festival (February 6th this year), where families come together, eat yuanxiao (a glutinous rice ball), hang colorful lanterns and solve riddles on them.

Here are some titles from our children’s collection that celebrate Chinese New Year:


 
The Runaway Wok: a Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine, illustrated by Sebastià Serra
On Chinese New Year’s Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty – but magic – wok that changes their fortunes forever.

The Star Maker by Laurence Yep
With the help of his popular Uncle Chester, a young Chinese American boy tries hard to fulfill a promise to have firecrackers for everyone on the Chinese New Year in 1954.

A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang
Little Maomao’s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below.

Chinese New Year by Alice K. Flanagan, illustrated by Svetlana Zhurkina
This book explores the history, customs, and symbols of Chinese New Year. Learn how Chinese New Year has changed over time and how it is celebrated around the world. This beautifully illustrated history is also filled with interesting and unusual facts about the holiday such as what foods can be found on the Tray of Togetherness and why the color red is important.
 
And the following is a title graciously donated to our bilingual children’s collection in honor of this year’s Chinese New Year:

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages by Faye-Lynn Wu, illustrations by Kieren Dutcher
In Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes, an innovative collection of favorite rhymes are put in pairs—one from China and the next in English—to show how the things that kids love are the same, no matter where in the world they live. Whether your native language is English or Chinese, you can learn the rhymes along with your children. Just follow the words on the page, or play the CD and sing along!

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Wacky Wednesdays Become a Book Sale Bonanza!

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its special August schedule for selling their huge collection of discounted children’s books in the always popular Book Sale Room at the Library.

Special pricing of Buy-One-Get-One Free will apply to all children’s books in every category (regularly priced at .50 each). These prices are too good to be true, so stock up now! This is a great opportunity to encourage summer reading and for a child in your life to experience the joy of books for a lifelong reward.

Wacky Wednesdays will begin August 10 and continue every Wednesday in August. The newly refurbished Book Sale Room will be open from 9am until noon and has a fantastic selection of kids’ books for every level of reader. Thousands of books are now available, including large and small picture books, talking books, early reading books, non-fiction books, chapter books and books for young adults. There is also a large selection of kids’ VCR tapes available as part of the sale. And, kids’ books make great gifts as well — you will surely find something for every reader on your list, from infants to teens.

The Friends welcomes your donations of gently-used books and other media throughout the year. Please, no text books, encyclopedias, trade journals or damaged items. Please call the Library in advance of donating at 518.828.1792 to arrange a drop-off time Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and all proceeds from its fundraising go to the Library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the Library’s services to the community.

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