Children’s Programs

Suggested for children 0 – 10 years old

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Children’s Program News

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

Posted: January 15, 2022
Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year Party!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Mrs. Wendy by making vegetarian dumplings and a paper lantern craft while listening to a story about how children in China celebrate the holiday. All ages are welcome to attend this fun, family-friendly program.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 1, 4 – 6pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

All participants over the age of two will be required to wear a mask.


Posted: January 15, 2022
Children, News, Programs

January Early Literacy Giveaway

This January, we are distributing special giveaway bags for children ages birth to 5 and their guardians. This month’s bag celebrates the winter season with snowy crafts, activities, and a storybook.

Pick-up begins Monday, January 10.

While supplies last. To register to pick up an early literacy giveaway bag, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: January 15, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Make a Valentine with Ms. Kathy

Get crafty with Ms. Kathy and make a valentine for someone you love using fun stickers, cut-outs, colorful paper and more.

Date/Time: February 10, 3:30 – 5p

Location: Hudson Area Library Children’s Space

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Space is limited.


Posted: January 14, 2022
Children, News, Programs, Volunteers, Young Adults

Hudson Area Library’s Tween/Teen Advisory Council (HAL TAC)

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library’s Tween/Teen Advisory Council (HAL TAC) is made up of youth (ages 9-18) who take on leadership roles in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers and participating in community events representing the library.

Next Meeting Date/Time: Thursday, February 17, 4 – 5p

For more information and to participate in HAL TAC’s monthly meetings, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Posted: January 14, 2022
Children, Programs, Young Adults

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, Emilia, Lina, Georgia, AJ, Mashuda, Fatheah, and 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.


Only the most recent five 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.