Celebrate Our Freedom to Read at the Hudson Area Library Annual Gala

A stack of books with the following text across the spines: "Celebrate our freedom to read at the Hudson Area Library Annual Gala." Next to it is a block of text that reads, "Hudson Area Library Annual Gala. Friday, September 8, 2023 6:30 PM at the brand new Union Street Brewing Co in Hudson, NY"
Please join us at our fundraising celebration to raise funds to support the life-enriching opportunities that the Hudson Area Library creates for everyone in our community.
We’re thrilled to celebrate the Library with you!
Friday, September 8 at 6:30pm
at the brand new Union Street Brewing Co.
in Hudson, NY
Our Library is a place to access resources and learn new skills, to experience new things and to connect with one another and BOOKS. There is always so much going on – children’s story hours, local history presentations, job search help, book talks, digital media programs, language learning, and special events. Your support is critical to us maintaining and growing our programs, resources, and services.
Lions of the Library Awards

We’re also very excited to launch our inaugural “Lions of the Library” award which will recognize two individuals in our community who have demonstrated exceptional support and dedication to the Hudson Area Library.

This year, help us honor Janet Schnitzer and Carl Whitbeck who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and preserve the importance of the Hudson Area Library in our community.
Join us!

Update: Thanks for supporting our number one fundraising event. Due to popular demand we are currently at capacity. Click here to add yourself to our waitlist in the event of cancellations when we confirm attendances in the second week of June.

You can still support us by sponsoring the Gala. Click here to find out more and join our growing list of sponsors!

Library Benefactor

Anna Nilsson and Allan Chapin
David Murphy
Spark of Hudson

Library Patron

Miranda Barry and Charlotte Sheedy
Cameron Melville
Cynthia Richards

Library Enthusiast

Julia Black
Kristin Gamble

Library Partner

Drs. Gretchen Stearns and Richard Weininger

Library Supporter

AnnaMaria Assevero
Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann
Deborah and Mark D’Arcy
Nathaniel Doyno
Elaine and John Eichelberger
Mark and Susan Fingar
Philip and Paula Forman
Jan and Lester Greenberg
Jay Neuschatz and Tessy Keller
Peter Frank and Jonathan Lerner
Alice and Michael Martell
Carla Sadoff
Carol Pledger and Paul Spector
Jeff Rigby and Deborah Tibensky
Gary and Barb Sheffer
Jerl Surratt

Lions of the Library Recipient

Janet Schnitzer
Carl Whitbeck