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

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Library Reopening Update: Contactless Materials Pickup and Curbside Delivery Now Available

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আমরা সীমিত সময় এবং পরিষেবাদি সহ পর্যায়ক্রমে গ্রন্থাগারটি আবার খুলব। আমরা বুধবার, 17 ই জুন থেকে গ্রন্থাগার উপকরণ পিকআপগুলি অনুমতি দেওয়া শুরু করব। বিস্তারিত শীঘ্রই উপলব্ধ করা হবে।

Volveremos a abrir nuestra biblioteca en fases con servicios y horarios limitados. El recogimiento de materiales sin contacto comienza el miércoles 17 de junio. Lee abajo para la traducción en español. Continue reading

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Contactless Materials Pickup Begins Wednesday, June 17

El recogimiento de materiales sin contacto comienza el miércoles 17 de junio. Lee abajo para la traducción en español.

আমরা সীমিত সময় এবং পরিষেবাদি সহ পর্যায়ক্রমে গ্রন্থাগারটি আবার খুলব। আমরা বুধবার, 17 ই জুন থেকে গ্রন্থাগার উপকরণ পিকআপগুলি অনুমতি দেওয়া শুরু করব। বিস্তারিত শীঘ্রই উপলব্ধ করা হবে।

The Columbia County Library Association (CCLA) has been working collectively to reopen our facilities in an organized fashion that is safe for both our library staff and our patrons alike. In an effort to continue to do our part to control the spread of COVID-19, the 11 member libraries of the CCLA will follow national, state, and county guidelines and advice from public health officials, and stage phased reopenings with limited services and hours. The first phase of the reopening is contactless materials pickup and curbside delivery, and all 11 Columbia County libraries will begin this service on Wednesday, June 17. Continue reading

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New Digital Resource: hoopla

We are proud to introduce hoopla to our digital resources collection! With hoopla and your Hudson Area Library card, you can borrow e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music. Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow up to 5 titles each month, with no waitlists or late fees to worry about.

Access the hoopla collection here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

In addition, during this extraordinary time, hoopla is offering Bonus Borrows – a collection of over 1,000 items you can borrow without using up one of your 5 monthly items.

Need help getting hoopla set up on your device? Check out the hoopla user guide or reach out to info@hudsonarealibrary.org or 518-828-1792 x103 for support.

If you don’t have a library card yet, you can apply for a virtual card.

Note: hoopla is available through our library to cardholders residing in Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport.

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#GivingTuesdayNow – Support Vital Programs, Resources, and Services

Our mission is to enrich the quality of life by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn, and grow. Today, this mission is more important than ever and we need your support.

Join the global effort, #GivingTuesdayNow, this Tuesday, May 5, by supporting our vital programs, resources, and services.

While our doors have been closed, our staff has continued to serve our community from home. We are offering virtual programs and opportunities for social connection, supporting community members in their use of online resources and technologies, assisting people who are unemployed or underemployed in preparing résumés and applying for jobs online, and providing access to resources for education and entertainment.

Your generosity makes a difference to so many in our community. Thank you for your support!




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Online Resources

While our doors are temporarily closed, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the diverse online resources available for learning, connection, and engagement. In addition to our virtual programming, we also offer a variety of resources for library cardholders, including OverDrive for ebooks and e-audiobooks, Kanopy for streaming video, RBDigital for digital magazines, TumbleBooks for children’s ebooks and animated books, Universal Class for online courses, Mango for language learning, and JobNow for resumé help and test preparation. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card online. If you have misplaced your card or it has expired, contact library staff for assistance.

Visit our Online Resources page for a list of additional free online resources to explore. Library staff are available for assistance via email and phone. For more information on COVID-19 and local support services, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

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Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Broadcast: Thursdays, 6pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

While the WGXC studios and library are temporarily closed, our youth radio crew continues to record their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, Emilia, Lina, AJ, Mashuda, Fahim, and our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

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COVID-19 Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, it is important to have access to up-to-date, reliable information about the disease: how to reduce the risk to you and those around you, and how to access support and resources during these challenging times. We have compiled a list of helpful links to help you access the information and resources you need on our COVID-19 resources page.

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