We’re Kicking Off Our New Seven-Day Schedule with a Library Lovers Month Celebration!

The library will offer programs and services seven days a week beginning Sunday, February 11! As of February 11, the library’s hours will be Sunday, 1-4pm; Monday, 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm; and Saturday, 10am-3pm. These expanded hours are made possible with the generous support of friends and neighbors in Hudson who voted yes for the library’s community-based funding initiative at the voting booth this past November. For the City of Hudson and the surrounding area to have a library open every day of the week is something of which the citizens in this area can all be proud.

The library will offer special programming to celebrate both Library Lovers Month and the new seven day schedule on Sunday, February 11. In addition, the library will waive up to $5 in overdue fines to any patron, upon request, who visits during the open hours on this special day.

The library’s special celebratory schedule is as follows:

  1. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library, who have been a great support to the library with volunteer help, financial support and programming, will offer free, delectable home baked refreshments.
  2. Pamela Badila will present Folktales & Stories for Children & Families at 1pm, featuring folktales from around the world. This special story hour, which will be held every Sunday at 1pm, will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that form the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
  3. In the library’s History Room, the library has the volunteer services of Tom Buckner, a local photographer. Visitors to the library on February 11 are invited to find themselves or a loved one in the library’s Hudson High School Yearbook collection and have their picture taken alongside the graduation photo. Thanks to Library Clerk Anne Terwilliger and History Room volunteer, Dan Miller, the library now has over 100 years of Hudson High School Yearbooks in their History Room collection (1914 – 2017). This is a free service. The library will send participants the digital file for their use. To make an appointment for a photo session email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org with your name, the yearbook date and name of person in the photo and the library will schedule an appointment.
  4. NorthWinds, a trio of bassoonists, will perform and also discuss the bassoon as instrument at 4pm in the main library. This bassoon ensemble, comprised of John Douglas Ferrigno, Cornelia McGiver, and Nora Post, brings out the jaunty, the moody, the serene, and the serious natures of the instrument in an accessible manner for the audience.

These celebratory events are free and open to the public. The library is wheelchair accessible. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.