Children’s Programs

Suggested for children 0 – 10 years old

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Children’s Program News

Only the most recent ten Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.

Posted: August 8, 2022
Children, News, Programs

After-Hours Library Treasure Hunt (Tuesday, August 16)

Join Captain Kathy and her rag tag crew of book lubbers for an after-hours adventure inside of the library! Follow the hidden clues, solve the riddles, and get prizes – it’s our final celebration after a whole summer of reading!

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 16, 6 – 7pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library

Registration: Space is limited. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Posted: August 5, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Make Ocean Crafts (Wednesday, August 10)

Make ocean-themed crafts, like a colorful jellyfish or a sassy crab, with some of your favorite library staff: Ms. Wendy and Ms. Kathy.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 3 and August 10, 4 – 5pm
Canceled: Wednesday, July 27

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Space is limited. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Posted: July 28, 2022
Children, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Recording: Wednesdays, 4pm
Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, 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 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.


Posted: July 24, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Movement & Music with Abby Lappen (Thursdays through August 18)

Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for a story hour full of live guitar, creative storytelling, and fun movements. Toddlers, kids, and families of all ages will enjoy this bright, animated program as they learn how to use songs and motion to develop early literacy skills.

Date/Time: Every Thursday, May 26 – August 18, 4 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated, but not required. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Abby Lappen is a singer/songwriter who lives in New York State’s Hudson Valley. She displays her passion for live musical performance with a collection of original songs and meaningful covers in a cross genre mix, from haunting folk and satirical blues to jazzy ballads and syncopated melodies. Abby is an accomplished artist whose unique voice and “crisp guitar” mesmerize audiences with warmth and agility. She has worked with young children through music and movement for many years.


Posted: June 11, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Summer Storytimes! (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

Celebrate Summer Reading with these early literacy storytimes throughout July and August:

Movement & Music
Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for a story hour full of live guitar, creative storytelling, and fun movements. Toddlers, kids, and families of all ages will enjoy this bright, animated program as they learn how to use songs and motion to develop early literacy skills.

Date/Time: Thursdays through August 18, 4 – 5pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated, but not required. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

 

Folktales & Stories
Join celebrated community leader, writer, and performing artist, Pamela Badila, for this all ages program full of interactive folktales, stories, music and dancing.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 6 – 27, 10 – 11am

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required. First come, first served.

 

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe
Join Señora Sonia for a special series of ocean-themed bilingual storytimes, presented in Spanish and English, which will include craft activities.
Únase a la Señora Sonia para una serie especial de cuentos bilingües con temas oceánicos, presentados en español e inglés, que incluirán actividades artesanales. 

Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 12 – August 2, 4 – 5pm
Martes, 12 de julio – 2 de agosto, 4 – 5pm

Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room
en persona, la Sala de Comunitaria de la Biblioteca del Área de Hudson

Registration: Registration appreciated, but not required. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101
Para registrarse, envíe un correo electrónico a youth@hudsonarealibrary.org o llamar al 518-828-1792 x101 (Se agradece el registro, pero no es obligitorio)


Posted: June 11, 2022
Children, Programs

Where’s Waldo?

Waldo is back in Hudson and hiding out in the library and 24 local businesses. Pick up a passport at the library, or other participating businesses, and see how many Waldos you can find this month! This community-wide scavenger hunt is hosted by our friends at The Spotty Dog.

Date/Time: Through July 31

Location: Hudson Area Library and 24 local businesses

When you’ve collected at least ten different store stamps/signatures, take them to The Spotty Dog, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim a Waldo temporary tattoo, an “I Found Waldo” pin, and a coupon for $1 off (limited to the first 125 Waldo-spotters). If you collect at least twenty stamps/signatures, take your passport to The Spotty Dog to get a temporary tattoo, pin, and coupon, PLUS be entered in a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.


Posted: June 8, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Whaleboats: A Puppetry Lab with Concrete Temple Theatre (Tuesday, July 19)

Join Concrete Temple Theatre in creating magical wonders by bringing inanimate objects to life with just a bit of wood, string, and wire.

Participants in the workshop are exposed to different forms of puppetry as they create their own whaleboats* and bring them to life. Participants begin the workshop by learning about whales and writing simple stories, based on a common theme; they create a storyboard for the story, and then create the whaleboat drawn in the storyboard. The workshop culminates in a final presentation in which the participants share their stories. Ages 8 – 12.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 19, 12 – 1pm

Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Space is limited. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

*A whaleboat is a type of open boat that was used for catching whales, or a boat of similar design that retained the name when used for a different purpose. Some whaleboats were used from whaling ships.


Concrete Temple Theatre’s productions have been called “compelling” (The New York Times), “charming” (The New Yorker), “dazzling and engaging” (The Village Voice), “smart and rewarding” (Talkin’ Broadway), “beautifully acted and exhilarating” (Soho Journal) and “delightful” (The Independent, UK).

CONCRETE TEMPLE THEATRE is a multi-disciplinary company, committed to the creation of compelling new theatrical works, incorporating drama, dance, puppetry, music and the visual arts. Since 2004, they have created visual theatre that challenges the traditional relationship between design and text. Through touring original works and presenting workshops in NYC, nationally and internationally, they strive to bring myth and ritual back to the center of dialogue, by presenting works and workshops that address real issues within communities (grief, family relationships, environmental stewardship). The Brooklyn Rail writes, “Ambitious production is the norm for Concrete Temple, a creative ensemble with a strong focus on ritual theatre, multi-disciplinary storytelling and the collective experience.” They have presented their work for NYC audiences at venues like Ohio Theatre, HERE, and Barrow Street Theatre and have been artist-in-residence in NYC at The Flea Theater, Dixon Place, Mabou Mines, St. Ann’s Warehouse and chashama. Concrete Temple has toured work nationally at venues like: The Yard, Bard Summerscape, Detroit Institute of Arts, Pontine Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, Amphibian Stage Productions and internationally: London, Sri Lanka, India, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Scotland, South Korea and Costa Rica.


Posted: June 7, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Water Explorers at Frog Pond (Wednesday, July 13)

Ever wonder what critters live below the surface at Frog Pond? Join the Hudson Area Library and Columbia Land Conservancy as we gear up in waders and prepare our magnifying glasses to take a closer look at the macroinvertebrates living in Frog Pond and what they might be able to tell us about water quality and ecosystem health. Kids and families.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13, 3 – 4pm or 4 – 5pm (two sessions available)

Location: Meet at Oakdale Beach, Hudson

Registration: Space is limited. To register for one of the sessions, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

This program is supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.


Posted: June 6, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt (Saturday, July 30)

Explore the Hudson Farmers Market, and meet the many participating vendors, as you compete in an interactive Scavenger Hunt, which includes a $50 grand prize. The first 50 kids to arrive will also receive a $5 token to shop at the market while they hunt for clues.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 30, 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

Location: The Hudson Farmers Market is located at 6th and Columbia St. in Hudson, NY

Registration: No registration required.

This program is supported by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and it is presented in collaboration with the Hudson Farmers Market.


Posted: June 4, 2022
Children, News, Programs

June Early Literacy Giveaway – Flowering Fun

This June, we are distributing special giveaway bags for children ages birth to five and their guardians. Promoting fun in the garden and kind gestures to the people who help us grow, these giveaways include a card-making craft, stickers, a seed planting activity, and a bilingual (English/Spanish) storybook.

Pick-up begins: Wednesday, June 1

Location: Hudson Area Library Main Desk

Registration: No registration necessary. While supplies last. First come, first served.


Only the most recent ten Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.



Ongoing Children’s Programs

Kids’ Out-of-School Time Activities and Free Play

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Tuesday through Friday 3pm-5pm by appointment
Join Ms. Kathy for arts and crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more.

For more information call 518-828-1792 or email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org.