Adopt-A-Book for the Holidays – A Matching Grant from the Friends!

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with their new special Matching Grant Campaign.  From now until the end of the year, purchase a brand new book for the library’s collection for just $15 and the Friends will match your contribution with an additional book donation for the library collection.

Just like the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be able to read the book they choose first when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor special people in their lives (or even pets!). This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly how your donation is being used. Truly a wonderful idea for holiday gift giving for the person who has everything, an adopted library book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again!

In order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk in the library, or check out the list of adoptable books online. Explore our great selection of new or soon-to-be released titles by all your favorite authors, in both fiction and nonfiction.

A sampling of some of the many titles available are: Respect Yourself: A tale of racial integration set in the world of 60’s and 70’s soul music; Furious Cool: A memoir about actor/comedian Richard Pryor; Hild: An historical novel about Saint Hilda of Whitby; Sea of Hooks: The coming of age tale of a young man as he travels from San Francisco to the mountains of Bhutan; Someone Else’s Love Story: A novel of science and romance from New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson; The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A best-selling modern fable from Korea; Ten Years in the Tub: A collection of articles from journalist Nick Hornby about books and the joy of reading, and Dangerous Women: An anthology edited by “Game of Thrones” author George R.R Martin featuring strong female characters from popular fantasy and sci-fi series.

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 Books for kids and teens are also available for adoption. Support our young readers by adopting new picture books, easy readers, chapter books, or young adult titles. The commemorative bookplate can bear your name or that of a special child or teen in your life. Choose from our children’s and young adult list, or request another title that you would like to see on our shelves (or more importantly, in the hands of our area’s youth)!

All titles not on the suggested book adoption selection list are subject to approval by the Library staff. Oversized/priced books are not included in this program. Book adopters need not be a patron of the library or a member of the Friends to participate.