Hudson Area Library is Announcing a Fall Extravaganza Nonevent!

No need to put the Fall Extravaganza Nonevent on your calendar because, as the name suggests, your nonattendance is required!

The Holiday Season is often fraught with extra errands and preparations. Our Fall Extravaganza Nonevent will not add anything to your to-do list! (except writing a check or making an online donation)

Need to get that special outfit to the Dry Cleaners? No sweat, this is a nonevent.

Need to get a haircut or touch up those roots? No worries, this event is not happening.

Was your gardener a no-show and you didn’t have the chance to get your eyebrows weed whacked? No worries. With our Fall Extravaganza Nonevent we personally guarantee that you will have zero chance to hobnob with anyone.

Trouble locating a baby or pet sitter? Well, you get the drill.

By pledging not to attend, you will get all the heart-warming satisfaction of supporting your Library PLUS the list below is what you can expect not to receive.

We hope that the exciting announcement of our Fall Extravaganza Nonevent has whet your interest and that the wonderful prizes that will never be delivered encourage you to make a pledge.

Remember: Don’t save the date, it’s a nonevent!

Why are we holding the Nonevent Extravaganza?

The library depends on individual donations for almost 35% of our budget. Yep, that’s right, we only receive 45% of our budget from state, county and local taxes. In case you are accounting, the other 20% comes from foundation grants.

Thanks to COVID, your library has not been able to host a major fundraising event since 2019. Since we rely on donations and gifts from the public to cover over 1/3 of our budget, these have been two difficult years! And then one of our smartest Board Members suggested a fabulous idea: What if, instead of paying for food and wine and a tent and music and all the details that make a Gala, Gala – we invited our BEST and most LOYAL supporters to attend AN EVENT THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

Your participation at the highest level that you can afford (despite the Nonevent Nonsense) is more important than ever.

What WILL happen as a result of your generosity is that the library will continue to serve people of all ages in Hudson, Greenport & Stockport with books, movies, music, story times, film- making classes, Spanish (and English) lessons, job search, book clubs, local history lectures, concerts, free museum passes and dozens of other events in collaboration with over 100 local businesses, public agencies, and arts organizations.

And what YOU will receive as a token of thanks for your generosity is:

  • A suitable for framing (or sticking) sticker that says, “I support the Hudson Area Library”
  • A tax deduction for the full amount of your gift
  • AND a 20% discount on tickets to our REAL Gala Event next summer!


To donate by mail, please send a check to:
Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th Street, Hudson, NY 12534.