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We’re excited to announce our first online art auction! The collection contains over 80 pieces of art by local Hudson Valley artists! The art auction is designed not only to help raise funds for the library but also to help local artists generate some much-needed income. Proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist and the library (45% to the artist, 55% to the library). Take a look at this incredible collection and share it with your friends! https://one.bidpal.net/hudsonarealibrary/

Bedtime Storytime and Book Release Party: A More Graceful Shaboom

Description: Join us for a special bedtime storytime and book release party celebrating Jacinta Bunnell’s picture book debut A More Graceful Shaboom with illustrations by Crystal Vielula. Both Jacinta and Crystal will be joining us for this celebratory event! This is a child-friendly event that is open to all ages. For more information and to register, visit the library website. This program is offered in collaboration with OutHudson.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 18, 7pm via Zoom
Registration: Register via Zoom.

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Story Time with Mrs. Badila: Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales and the importance of Census 2020

Mrs. Badila introduces our young viewers to the 2020 Census and shares Yuyi Morales’s story Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. Make sure to complete your Census by October 15. Submit online at 2020Census.gov.

Story Time with Mrs. Badila: Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales and the importance of Census 2020

History Room on Zoom: History of the US Census and 2020 Census with the Jacob Leisler Institute

History Room on Zoom: Early NY Census History to Census 2020

In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews David Voorhees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early NY History and Tina Lesem, who works at the Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute, on the history of the US Census and the importance of completing the 2020 Census.

Our library team is here to help you and your neighbors complete the 2020 Census – due September 30, 2020. We have team members ready to assist you in English, Spanish, Bengali, and Mandarin Chinese. For an appointment email info@hudsonarealibrary.org. You can also submit your census form online at 2020census.gov.

We’ve embedded the video above for your convenience. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.

Kids Census Art Contest – Deadline for Submissions is June 26

The New York Regional Census Center is running a Kids Census Art Contest! The contest is open to children and teens with entries to be judged by Age Group – Pre-K/Elementary (Group 1), Middle School (Group 2), and High School (Group 3). Each age group will have a county-wide winner and one overall contest winner! The Columbia County Libraries Association will serve as the Columbia County county-wide contest judge. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

How to participate:

  1. Conduct a census from your home! Choose a subject to count (e.g. animals, trees, flowers, books, toys, etc.)
  2. Create artwork to show us the census project – draw a conclusion.
  3. Scan or take a photo of your art project.
  4. E-mail it to rebecca.a.brodeur@2020census.gov by June 26, 2020 (include the artist-enumerator’s name, school, county, and age group #).

Project Example 1
Subject: Flower species in my yard
Count: 3 species in bloom
Observation: They can all tolerate cold weather
Art: Drawing of snow-covered flowers

Project Example 2
Subject: Books in my house
Count: 326 books
Observation: 120 are fiction and 206 are non-fiction books, 141 about nature, 45 about history, 20 about geology, 120 about superheroes
Art: Collage with subject/theme size based on quantity