Friends of the Hudson Area Library

The logo for the Friends of the Hudson Area Library on a gold oval.

THE FRIENDS OF THE HUDSON AREA LIBRARY was established in 1999 to assist the
Hudson Area Library in providing programs and supplies to enhance library services for the
communities of Hudson and Greenport. Over the years, our dedicated and energetic
volunteers have been raising funds for and creating awareness of the Library by
participating in and supporting community events.

The Hudson Area Library, like many small town and rural libraries in New York State, has a
modest operating budget. It sustains itself year-to-year with operating funds from the
communities it serves, through the generosity of individual and corporate donors and
Friends like you!

The Friends are currently focusing their efforts on raising funds to grow the Library’s
collection in all media types to support the core mission of literacy.

The Friends meet bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October, December) on the
third Wednesday at 6pm at the Library. We are always looking for new members and new
ideas. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us. We look forward to
meeting you!

2024 Executive Board
William S. Blowers, President
Julia Shield, Secretary
Edward J. Gower, Treasurer

If you would like to donate to the Friends, you can send a check to:
Friends of the Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th Street
Hudson, NY 12534