Summer Program Meet and Greet

12973130_10201914344496656_4149230093426765180_oWondering what your children can do this Summer? Join us in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, May 21 from 1-4pm to meet representatives from local youth-serving organizations. From band camp to sailing, sports to computers, find out what’s available this summer for kids and teens at this summer program meet and greet. At the event, pick up a copy of the Summer Festival Guide — a booklet highlighting activities for children and teens in the area. The event will include light refreshments and free pen giveaways for the first 50 students that attend.

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Young People and Libraries – PEW Internet & American Life Report

Our own local experience here at the library demonstrates that young people continue to be active users of the library. Just this week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released a report of their research, “Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations“, that offers up a larger picture of trends in library usage and expectations amongst youth. Not surprisingly the picture is complex and show the continuing transition in how we create and consume information. Continue reading

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Save the Date! 5th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival on May 4th

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Save the Date! The fifth annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior and Senior High School (215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson, New York) on May 4th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This is the largest book festival in New York State. There will be children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts, workshops & live music performances. Admission is FREE. More information at Hudson Children’s Book Festival.

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Ms. Frizzle, Kids’ Stories and Crafts, and The Keep On Reading! Kid’s Book Sale

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The Keep On Reading! Kids Book Sale will be held for two days, Friday February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd at the Hudson Area Library. This special sale takes place from 1-4pm on Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturday and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. All proceeds from this sale will be used for the purchase of new books and other media for the Library’s ever-expanding collection.

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In conjunction with the Kids Book Sale, the Library is featuring a special program on both Friday and Saturday for children to learn about the rainforest. On Friday, meet Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus with story time and arts and crafts activities in the children’s room with Ms. Marlene. On Saturday, there will be more story time and rainforest craft projects for kids of all ages with Ms. Marlene and Ms. Janice. All ages are welcome. Join us Friday from 1-4pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm in the Children’s Room for rainforest fun!

The Book Sale Room is open every Saturday and offers books for all ages and reading levels–infants to adults. All proceeds from the Book Sale Room support the Hudson Area Library.

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Summer Programs for Kids and Families

Come join the Hudson Area Library for some fun and educational summer programs!

Dream Big! Read!
Summer Reading Program

July 10 through August 9
Tuesday through Thursday, 10am-12pm
All ages welcome
Stories, crafts, special guests, book giveaways, and more!
Download the registration form or pick one up at the Library.

Battle of the Books

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30
June 27—Sept 5
Battle: Saturday, Sept. 8
Grades 6-9
Participants needed! Battle of the Books is a regional book trivia contest
for youth. All Hudson participants receive a copy of each Battle title and have the opportunity to participate in the Bound By Books radio show!

Kids Movie Night!

July 3 through August 8
Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm
Films rated G and PG
Escape the heat and watch a film with friends! Popcorn and snacks included! Check with the library for a detailed schedule.

Birds of Prey at the Library!

Wednesday, July 11
3:30-5pm
Join us to meet and learn about: a falcon, a flying hawk, a problem-solving raven, and two owls! See the Talons! live presentation on bird adaptations, flying techniques, hunting skills and more!

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Hudson Is a Summer Festival for Children and Young Adults

Hudson offers a wide array of programs, projects, activities, and just plain entertainment for children, young adults, parents, grandparents and everyone else. To uncover all of these offerings turn to the publication created by Mary Udell and Ohrine Stewart, “Hudson is a Summer Festival for children, students, parents, teachers,grandparents, friends, and neighbors” You can find copies of this blue covered publication at the library and elsewhere. Download the 20 page document in PDF form here (4.6 MB file size) or continue reading to scroll through the pages here. Continue reading

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