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Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely on Tuesday afternoons. Tune in Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to hear tweens and teens, along with our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books …

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Explore Our Oral History Project Sites

Explore our oral history online archives: the Hudson Area Library Oral History Project (HAL OHP), an open collection of interviews collected locally over the past decade, and the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County Oral History Project (BLACC) collection from the 1980s. The development of the online archives was made possible with support from the …

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Exciting news for e-book lovers!

With your Hudson Area Library card, you can access e-books and e-audiobooks via the Libby app from three neighboring library systems’ collections: the Upper Hudson Library System, Mohawk Valley Library System, and Southern Adirondack Library System. Within the Libby app, select “Add a Library” and select each library system to connect your library card. Need …

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No More Late Fees!

We strive to ensure that everyone has access to library resources with as few barriers as possible and we recognize the very real financial burden that even the smallest of fines can be for individuals and families in our community. To that end, we are excited to announce that we are no longer charging late …

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Over 3,200 eMagazines Available Through OverDrive/Libby

Our eMagazine collection is now available through OverDrive and the Libby app. Your library card will now give you access to over 3,200 magazine titles. No wait lists or holds and eMagazines do not count towards checkout limits. To get started grab your library card and download Libby or visit https://mhls.overdrive.com/.

Works of art by Ken Kraus, Kenneth Cooke, Jeffrey Gibson, Arnold Zimmerman, Kathy Osborn and Charles LeDray

Online Art Auction – Thank You!

Thank you to the participating artists for sharing their work with us for our online art auction, with special thanks to Kenneth Cooke, Jeffrey Gibson, Ken Kraus, Charles LeDray, Kathy Osborn, and Arnold Zimmerman who contributed 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their submitted works to the library. Thank you as well to all …

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Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore through stories? To submit your recent reads to the Read Around The World map, click here