Calling all Story Tellers/Writers/Bloggers….


Help us tell the story of why the Library is important.

As many of you know, we are raising money towards new furnishings and fixtures to be used when we move to our new facility, The Armory on the corner of 5th Street and State, sometime in 2015 (We hope!).  To that end, we are working to let the public know how important a Library can be.

We are starting a program featuring our members and friends writing short articles (no more than 300 words – a page) to be published on the library website.  We want to showcase all the ways Libraries are important – whether to children or adults, English speakers or those with English as a second language, whether at the Hudson Area Library, or a Library from your past.

 Twice monthly, we will publish a story and hope to be able to Tweet excerpts and run the feature on Facebook, too. 

Don’t worry if your grammar isn’t perfect.  Don’t worry if your sentences get a bit muddled.  We’ll fix it up so it’s perfect before it’s published.  The most important thing is to tell stories about your Library experiences

  • Do you have fond memories of a childhood Librarian? 
  • Did you look forward to the weekly visit to your childhood Library? 
  • Do you rely on your local Library for business-related information? 
  • Have classes at the Library helped you with a hobby or a new career? 
  • Did you discover an author accidentally that changed your life? 

There are lots and lots of stories to tell. What’s yours?

We’re eager to enlist as many in the community as possible.  This isn’t an on-going commitment.  Volunteers will be contacted and asked to write a story (or two).  No more than that. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Library Director Emily Chameides at 518.828.1792 or via e-mail at


Library Seeks Volunteers for Program Committee

The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library is seeking volunteers to work on the Program Committee.

Children from the Hudson Area Library Summer Reading Program


The Hudson Area Library provides programs for children, teens, and adults for our library users from Hudson, Greenport and other local towns. The Board of Trustees wishes to expand our program offerings and seeks to engage people in our service area and beyond in the development of new programs. We recognize the wealth of skills and enthusiasms in our community and wish to tap into those who can bring new ideas and energy to the library.

New Programing Directions

Here are a few ideas that we have for new directions for programming at the library. Continue reading


Seeking Volunteers for Marketing Committee

The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library is seeking volunteers to work on the Marketing Committee.


The Hudson Area Library is entering on a two year project to renovate the Armory (North Fifth and State St.) to become its new home. It is our objective to create a 21st century library that will serve as a new community hub for our library users from Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport as well as other local towns.

Marketing for the Library

To reach this objective and to create ongoing community engagement and support for the long term, the Board is seeking to significantly increase every aspect of how we communicate with library patrons, volunteers, the various communities we serve as well as other stakeholders in government and the corporate and non-profit worlds. Volunteers will work with members of the Board of Trustees and library staff. Continue reading


Corey Fleming Resigns as Library Director

Corey Fleming has announced that he has accepted a position as Regional Manager of the Hartford, CT Library System, a career opportunity he felt he could not let pass.  His last day working at the library will be Friday, August 12th.  We wish him well.

Corey is working with the staff and trustees to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.  A search for a new library director has begun.  In the interim, and until a new director has been hired, we have asked Emily Bennison, Library Assistant, to bridge the gap by assuming extra administrative and management duties.

President of the Board of Trustees, Theresa Parsons said, “These transitions are always difficult. However, we are fortunate to have staff and volunteers with many years of experience and a deep interest in the library.  They’ll keep the library running smoothly and in a professional manner.”



Ghostly Gallop A Spectacular Success

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Ghostly Gallop 5k Race. Special thank you to our volunteers and sponsors without whom this event would not be possible.  

Results from the race will be posted soon. Please check back for updates.

Update Nov. 5th, 2010: First Place in the Ghostly Gallop 5k Race goes to Rowland Butler. Followed by Kenneth Pierce and Jack Connor. For the complete list with times, see the Ghostly Gallop Results. First place in the Kids Mile Run goes to Jarid Neal. Followed by Pascale Bradley and Camdyn Ames. For the complete list with times, see the Kids Mile Results.

Walkers/runners from the Ghostly Gallop in front of Hudson Area Library
Walkers/runners from the Ghostly Gallop
Runners at the beginning of the Ghostly Gallop 5k race at the Hudson Area Library

Runners at the beginning of the Ghostly Gallop