Memorialize a Loved One in the Book of Remembrance

BookOfRemembranceWe are proud to announce an important addition to the list of ways someone can be remembered at the Library. Board Member and former Librarian Betsy Hamilton has donated a Book of Remembrance that is on display in the Library. If you would like to make a donation in memory of a friend, acquaintance or loved one, stop by or contact the library to make a donation and to record their name in the book. The amount can be kept confidential if you choose. There are so many who have valued the Library throughout their lives, this is a way to help us grow and be equally as valued for years to come. For more information, contact the library at or 518-828-1792.


Prison Public Memory Project Pop-Up Museum Visits the Library

Pop Up MuseumOn Tuesday, July 14 from 10am-7pm, the Prison Public Memory Project will be hosting a Pop-Up Museum on the Library lawn. This temporary exhibit will invite the community to participate in a variety of fun and educational activities centered on the theme of Life and Work at the New York State Training School for Girls.

For almost 80 years between 1904 and 1975, Hudson was home to the New York State Training School for Girls, once the largest reform schools for girls in the United States and one of the largest employers in Columbia County. The Pop-Up Museum will offer participants the opportunity to interact with historical artifacts such as photographs, letters, and institutional records on three tables in a hands-on museum-like setting. Visitors can also engage with the Training School’s history in a variety of interactive drawing and writing activities led by Prison Public Memory Project staff and volunteers and can tell and listen to others’ stories. Community members are invited to bring any of their own photos, documents and other artifacts relating to the Training School or to the people who lived or worked there for temporary display on the museum tables. For those who wish to have a portrait taken with their artifact, a photographer will be available. Light refreshments will be served as supplies last.