Imagine Our Stories – Summer Reading Program 2020

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Registration is now open for the library’s Summer Reading Program, Imagine Our Stories. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have developed special virtual programs and initiatives for families, tween/teens and adults for this year’s Summer Reading Program to take place from July 7-August 7.

We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the Claverack and Philmont Libraries as well as other partners to serve the needs of the community at this time. This year’s summer reading theme, “Imagine Our Stories”, serves as the inspiration for shared experiences celebrating our similarities and differences.  For more information and registration of our various programs click here. 

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Escape Room: Altered Zone NY

Program Description: The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, New York. 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.

Join the Tween Advisory Council for an original escape room escapade! 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.

Date/Time: Friday, June 28, 11am-3pm. Reservation mandatory. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for time slot. 

Age: Story line is suitable for ages 6 and up

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Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

Program Description: Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Summer Reading helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

Date/Time: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 10, 10am – 12pm

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DIBS: Do It Better Series

 

As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email: youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call: 518-828-1792.

HERE COMES TREBLE

Wednesday, August 15, 12-3pm

A music free for all! Bring your instrument or grab one in the workshop!

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Hack The Library Open Registration

Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participants will learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today! 

Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm

Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged  8 – 17 years old

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Program Description: Join us to celebrate and register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will make their own musical instruments and later be able to join with the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater for a drum circle and musical games. We will have other special guests, craft activities and will also be providing families with Summer Reading Logs, book giveaways and ice cream!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 from 3-5pm.

Suggested Audience: This is a family event!

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Summer Reading 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have developed special virtual programs and initiatives for families, tween/teens and adults for this year’s Summer Reading Program to take place from July 7-August 7.

We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the Claverack and Philmont Libraries as well as other partners to serve the needs of the community at this time. This year’s summer reading theme, “Imagine Our Stories,” serves as the inspiration for shared experiences celebrating our similarities and differences. More information on programs and registration below. 

Imagine Our Stories: Virtual Story & Craft Hour via Zoom 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday*, July 7 – August 7, 10-11am

Journey with us around the world to explore mythologies and folktales from different cultures through literature, music, crafts, and movement. Virtual Story & Craft Hours will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and are led by Abby Lappen, Christa Shook and Pamela Badila.

To register your child(ren) for our Tuesday-Thursday virtual story hours, click here.

*On Fridays, we will partner with the Claverack Free Library and the Philmont Library to welcome special guest presenters. Registration information for Friday guest presenters is forthcoming.

HACK the Library Digital Art Media Workshops

Thursday, July 9 & Thursday, July 16, 12-2pm

We will be offering two virtual HACK the Library workshops for tweens and teens in July with digital artist, Rebecca Borrer. HACKers ages 8 and up will have the opportunity to learn how to create their own visual effects, animated art, 3D models and online broadcasts using open source software programs. Participants will also be encouraged to participate in The Green Screen Project. 

The Green Screen Project is a public art installation that invites any passerby to transform their surroundings through video editing techniques. By the simple act of painting a wall green, we will open up citywide access to this pivotal component of video production. With this project, you don’t need to have an expensive studio, or proper lighting to make a movie– all you need is to get outside (safely) and start filming! This project is offered in collaboration with artist Rebecca Borrer and the City of Hudson Youth Center

To register for the HACK the Library workshops, click here.

 

Summer Reading Book Bag Program 

With access to the library limited due to the virus, the library team wanted to support children and families – especially those who do not have the means to participate in the library’s virtual programs – in accessing quality reading materials and activities to support their learning and reading this summer. Through the Summer Reading Book Bag Program, we are distributing free exploratory bags for kids, tweens, and teens in the greater Hudson area that include books, activities, crafts, and a summer reading log. This program is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy and presented in partnership with the Friends of Hudson Youth and the Hudson Literacy Fund.

To register for the Summer Reading Book Bag program, click here

 

Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore this summer through stories?

To submit your summer reads to the Read Around The World map, click here

 

Track Your Reading!

All participants are invited to keep track of their reading using the free READSQUARED program or you can pick up a paper reading log at the library through curbside pickup.  Instructions for setting up a READSquared account. 

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