Hudson Area Library Tent at Summerfest!

Come visit the Hudson Area Library tent at Summerfest Saturday, August 19 beginning at 11am at the Hudson Riverfront Park. We will have author/illustrator readings, origami demonstrations, collage making with Etsy makers, and more. Fun for the entire family!

Author Reading Schedule:

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Jacqueline Rogers + Barbara & Victor Mojica

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
James Preller + Tara Crowl

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Zunon + Esme Shapiro + Lisa LaMonica

Visit Hudson SummerFest website for more details!

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Valentines Day in the Kids Room

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Get ready for Valentines Day in the Kids Room!

Join Ms. Pam on Tuesday, February 9, starting at 6pm, for Valentines Day stories and a craft.

Join Ms. Kathy Tuesday through Friday, February 9-12, from 3-5pm and make a Valentines Day card for someone special in your life.

Join Ms. Janice Wednesday and Thursday, February 10 and 11 from 10am-11am and Saturday, February 13 from 11am-12pm for Valentines Day themed Pre-K Story and Craft Hour.

We’ll have all the craft supplies you need; you just need to bring your creativity and heartfelt messages. All ages are welcome.

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Hudson River Exchange Summer Market – Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Hudson River Exchange for two full days at the waterfront. A celebration of all things handmade and locally sourced, this is a market you won’t want to miss!

Look for the Friends table on Saturday, June 28th from 10 til 6 and on Sunday from 11 til 4, with vintage children’s books, handmade bookmarks, recipe cardholders, and Kindle covers as well as original art pieces made from recycled books. And bring the kids—there’ll be a special children’s craft and reading area sponsored by the Friends and Kites Nest.

For more information on this event, please visit the Hudson River Exchange website. We hope to see you there!

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Special February Children’s Programs

Library Lovers’ Month continues in the Children’s Room as the Kids First Initiative provides some lovely children’s programs and events, as usual free of charge! During the HCSD’s Mid-Winter Recess the Children’s Room will be staffed from 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday. Here is the special events Children’s Room calendar for February:
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Valentine’s Day Crafts: Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-7:30pm, All ages
Create beautiful Valentine’s day cards and crafts to take home or give as gifts!
Friends Kids Book Sale: Friday, February 21st from 11am-4pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-2pm
Music+Art+Books=Musical Master with Shelly Ley: Friday, February 21st from 11am-12pm, Ages 5-10
Read musical books, dance to lyrical music and create a piece of art that connects it all.
Wildlife Detectives with Chelsea Benson from Mud Creek: Friday, February 21st from 12pm-1pm, All ages
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation! Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home, too!
Black History Month Program: Friday, February 21st from 2-3pm, All ages
Fun craft projects and healthy snacks will be provided.
Special Magic Show with Entertainer D3mAgIc: Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-1pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library
Storytelling with Movement with Visual Movement Artist, Victoria Wilde Langley: Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm, All ages
Focusing on storytelling through physical play and communication, this program
contributes to the development of expression, intellect and a flexible
body.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 1st

Take Your Child to the Library Day was started by a Connecticut children’s librarian in 2012 and this year will include more than 350 libraries. Join us for this special event on Saturday, February 1st from 10am-3pm and check out everything the Hudson Area Library has to offer children and families: books, movies, crafts, games, homework help, special events, and a safe, welcoming place to spend time together.

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October Parents Book Club Meeting, Saturday October 19

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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.

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The Hudson Area Library Children’s Room Presents “The Kids First Initiative”

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Starting this September, Hudson Area Library will host a brand new set of children’s programs for kids of all ages called The Kids First Initiative. The Initiative aims to help foster positive outcomes and support academic achievement for the children of our community through new educational programming. Here are the new programs which will be added to the regular children’s schedule:

Tuesday: Kids Fun Night
3:30-7:30pm- Weekly- All Ages

Join us for an evening of all-ages activities, including Twister challenge, music, poetry, puzzles, games, as well as jewelry, collage, and bookmark making.

Wednesday: Learn to Read Program
3:30-4:30pm- Weekly- Ages 3-6
This early literacy program aims to foster a love of reading in the youngest members of our community. Through age appropriate activities, children will practice the alphabet, learn sight words, and read stories. Parents are welcome to participate.

Thursday: Kids Lego Club
3:00-4:30pm- Weekly- All ages

The Kids Lego Club is open to children ages 2-14 who are ready to put their imagination and building skills to work in a fun and creative atmosphere. Children can work on their own creations or in teams. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver aged 13 or older. The library will provide Legos and Duplo bricks for use in the club.

Friday: Time to Dance!
September 13- 3:30-5:00pm- All ages

Through music, dance, and collaborative online research, kids will learn about a new type of music at each session while being physically active and having fun! Our first session will cover salsa music. NOTE: This program will continue each 2nd Friday of the month.

Friday: Kids Career Workshops
September 27- 3:30-5:00pm- All ages

Join us in exploring a different career at each session. Our first session will be about becoming a teacher. NOTE: This program will continue each 4th Friday of the month.

Saturday: Drop-In Children’s Activities
12:00-3:00pm- Weekly- All ages

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and join us in crafts, stories and other fun activities in the Children’s Room.

For a full listing of the library’s children’s programs, visit the Programs page of our website. 

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Hudson River Exchange, Made + Collected: A Curated, Independent Craft Fair, Saturday, July 20th

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Look for the Friends under the tent at the Hudson Riverfront Saturday, July 20 from 11am-4pm with lots of fabulous vintage books, craft books and books to craft with. Plus ideas on how to make your own crafts, using old books, dust jackets and the written word. This is the first juried show whose artists are drawing on the mercantile history of the Hudson River and will showcase contemporary local craft, art, design and vintage wares. A celebration of all things handmade and locally sourced, complete with great food and live music. For more information, visit the  Hudson River Exchange website.

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