Adopt-A-Book this Holiday Season!

skylightThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with a special holiday Matching Grant Campaign. From now until December 31, adopt 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. 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.

The same as the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be the first to read the book they choose when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor their donation or special people in their lives (or even pets!). 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!

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 or 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)!

In order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk in the library, or view the list online. Explore the 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: Woman With a Gun by Phillip Margolin, The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami, Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes by Nicholaus Balla and Cortney Burns, and Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell. Other options include The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans, The Lost (Witch and Wizard #5) by James Patterson, Skylight by Jose Saramago and The Boston Girl: A Novel, by Anita Diamant.

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.

For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, please visit and Like us on Facebook at Friends of the Hudson Area Library or contact the library at 518.828.1792 or online at