2024 Summer Reading Program: Giveaways, Raffles, and Special Events! (July 9 – August 24)

Summer Reading is a national celebration of books and readers that goes on all summer long. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and we’ve got a ton of free events, giveaways, and activities planned for readers of all ages, including: Giveaway Backpacks, packed full of free art supplies, crafts, books, and more. […]

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Crafting for Money: Craft Entrepreneurship for Teens (Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 23 – August 8)

Learn how to start your own business and make your own money while developing unique craft and design skills with the help of local artists, including Nkoula Badila, Becca Van K, and more! Students in grades 6 – 12 welcome! Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 23 – August 8, 12:30 – 2:30pm (with a special

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Field Guide to the Habitats of Columbia County Talk (Thursday, July 25) & Walk (Saturday, July 27)

Join authors Anna Duhon, Gretchen Stevens, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Conrad Vispo of From the Hudson to the Taconics: An Ecological and Cultural Field Guide to the Habitats of Columbia County, New York for an engaging introduction to this richly illustrated and unique new book, which is the culmination of years of original research by the

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Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe (Mondays / los lunes, 7/15 – 8/19)

Join Señora Sonia for a special series of bilingual storytimes, presented in Spanish and English, which will include craft activities. Únase a la Señora Sonia para una serie especial de cuentos bilingües, presentados en español e inglés, que incluirán actividades artesanales.  Date/Time: Mondays, July 15 – August 19, 1 – 2pm Los lunes, 15 de

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Movement & Music Storytime (Thursdays at 4pm)

Celebrate summer with songs, stories, and fun moves led by local musician, Abby Lappen, as we continue this joyful storytime. All are welcome! Date/Time: Thursdays, through August 22, 4 – 5pm (except for Thursday, June 20, and Thursday, July 4) Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room Registration: Registration is appreciated, but not required. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call

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Owls & Raptors (Wednesday, July 24)

Meet and learn about eight different owls and raptors with our friends from Wild Mountain Birds, who specialize in wild bird rescue, rehab, and education programs in the Hudson Valley. All ages are welcome! Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 3 – 4pm Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room Registration: Registration is appreciated.

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