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2022 Summer Reading Program: Giveaways, Raffles, and Special Events! (July 11 – August 20)

Summer Reading is a national celebration of books and readers that goes on all summer long. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and we’ve got a treasure trove of free events, giveaways, and activities planned for readers of all ages, including:

Giveaway Backpacks, created in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy, packed full of free art supplies, crafts, books, and more. These bags will be available for pick-up at the library beginning on Monday, July 11. While supplies last!

Raffle Prizes for participants in our All Ages Reading Challenge. From July 11 to August 20, every day you read is a chance to win a prize! Pick up a reading log at the library’s main desk, circle each day that you read, and collect raffle tickets for your chance to win one of our fin-tastic prize baskets! Newborns through seniors are eligible to win, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 23.

Free Programs for Kids and Families
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  • Summer Storytimes
    • Folktales and Stories: Wednesdays, July 6 – 27, 10 – 11am
    • Movement and Music: Thursdays, through August 18, 4 – 5pm
    • Bilingual Storytime: Tuesdays, July 12 – August 2, 4 – 5pm
  • Water Explorers at Frog Pond: Wednesday, July 13, 3 – 4pm or 4 – 5pm (two sessions available)
  • Ocean Crafts: Wednesdays, July 27 – August 10, 4 – 5pm
  • Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, July 30, 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

Free Programs for Tweens and Teens
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Free Programs for Adults
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For more information about the Summer Reading Program, and/or to register for any of the special events, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101