Children’s Programs

Suggested for children 0 – 10 years old


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: June 9, 2024
Adults, Children, LGBTQ+, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Family Pride Craft: Sharpie Tie-Dye Bandanas (Tuesday, June 18)

Gather the fam and get ready for the 15th annual Hudson Pride Parade by decorating your own bandana with fun and easy Sharpie Tie Dye techniques. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required for little ones, due to the use of permanent markers.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 4 – 5:30pm
(Parade: Saturday, June 22, 2pm)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

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

This program is presented in partnership with OutHudson.


Posted: June 6, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs

Movement & Music Storytime (Thursdays at 4pm)

Celebrate summer with songs, stories, and fun moves led by local musician, Abby Lappen, as we continue this joyful storytime. All are welcome!

Date/Time: Thursdays, through August 22, 4 – 5pm
(except for Thursday, June 20, and Thursday, July 4)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

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


Posted: May 11, 2024
Children, News, Programs

June Early Literacy Giveaway/Junio Obsequio De Alfabetización Temprana

This giveaway is intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. It includes a Spanish/English bilingual book, Goodnight, Veggies/Buenas Noches, Vegetales by Diana Murray, and fun activities for children and caregivers to do together.

Pick-up begins: Monday, June 10
Pick-up location: Hudson Area Library Main Desk, while supplies last

Este obsequio está destinado a niños desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años y sus cuidadores. Incluye un libro bilingüe español/inglés,Goodnight, Veggies/Buenas Noches, Vegetales por Diana Murray, y actividades divertidas para que niños y cuidadores hagan juntos.

La recogida comienza: lunes 10 de junio
Lugar de recogida: mostrador principal de la biblioteca del área de Hudson, hasta agotar existencias


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

Celebrate Summer Party (Tuesday, July 9)

Celebrate the start of your summer adventures at the library with face painting, art-making activities, pizza and treats, a backpack and book giveaway, an opening of the Hudson City School District’s Student Art Show, and more! All free! All ages!

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 9, 4 – 6pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated but not required. All are welcome! To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

 


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, Music, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

2024 Summer Reading Program: Giveaways, Raffles, and Special Events! (July 9 – August 24)

Summer Reading is a national celebration of books and readers that goes on all summer long. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and we’ve got a ton of free events, giveaways, and activities planned for readers of all ages, including:

Giveaway Backpacks, packed full of free art supplies, crafts, books, and more. These bags will be available for pick-up at the library’s Celebrate Summer Party on Tuesday, July 9. While supplies last!

Raffle Prizes for participants in our All Ages Reading Challenge. From July 9 to August 24, every day that you read is a chance to win a prize! Pick up a reading log at the library’s main desk, circle each day that you read, and collect raffle tickets for your chance to win one of our phenomenal prize baskets! Newborns through seniors are eligible to win, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 27.

Free Programs for All Ages
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Free Programs for Kids and Families
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Free Programs for Tweens and Teens
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Free Programs for Adults
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For more information about the Summer Reading Program, and/or to register for any of the special events, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

World of Lizards (Wednesday, July 10)

Dive into learning about our reptile species from 5 different continents and what makes each one unique, with a visit from The Reptile Nook! Attendees will be able to view and interact with the animals up close and leave with a deeper appreciation for the amazing world of lizards!

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 10, 3 – 4pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828- 1792 x101.


Posted: April 30, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

Owls & Raptors (Wednesday, July 24)

Meet and learn about eight different owls and raptors with our friends from Wild Mountain Birds, who specialize in wild bird rescue, rehab, and education programs in the Hudson Valley. All ages are welcome!

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 3 – 4pm

Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

 


Posted: April 28, 2024
Children, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely on Tuesday afternoons. Tune in Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to hear 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.

Recording: Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 6:30am on WGXC 90.7FM

Register: Contact Emily at info@hudsonarealibrary.org to learn more.


Posted: April 25, 2024
Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe (Mondays / los lunes, 7/15 – 8/19)

Join Señora Sonia for a special series of bilingual storytimes, presented in Spanish and English, which will include craft activities.
Únase a la Señora Sonia para una serie especial de cuentos bilingües, presentados en español e inglés, que incluirán actividades artesanales. 

Date/Time: Mondays, July 15 – August 19, 1 – 2pm
Los lunes, 15 de julio – 19 de agosto, 1 – 2pm

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

Registration: All ages welcome. No registration required.
Todas las edades son bienvenidas. No es necesario registrarse.


Posted: April 21, 2024
Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

Summer Scavenger Hunt (July 9 – August 24)

We’ve hidden summery items all over the library! If you find them all, you will receive a small treat and a chance to win the Grand Prize! Stop by today to pick up your checklist and begin looking for clues. All ages are welcome to play.

Dates/Times: July 9 – August 24, during library open hours. Grand Prize winner announced on August 27.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk

Registration: No registration required. Please ask a staff member for a Scavenger Hunt item list.


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