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: November 27, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Winter Movement & Music Storytimes (Thursdays, through February 23)

Sing and dance your way through the chilly months with local musician, Abby Lappen, during our winter Movement & Music Storytime sessions. Toddlers, kids, and families of all ages will enjoy this bright, animated program as they learn how to use stories, songs and motion to develop early literacy skills.

Date/Time: Thursdays, December 1 – February 23 (except 12/22 and 12/29), 4 – 5pm
Please note: Due to a holiday break, Movement & Music will not take place on December 22 nor December 29.

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: November 26, 2022
Children, News, Programs

December Early Literacy Giveaway (from December 1st)

This month’s early literacy giveaway celebrates the winter season with a storybook and themed activities. This giveaway is intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. First come, first served.

Date/time: Pick up begins Thursday, December 1

Location: Hudson Area Library Main Desk


Posted: November 25, 2022
Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Winter Scavenger Hunt (December 1 – January 2)

We’ve hidden wintry items all over the library! If you find them all, you will receive a small treat and entry into our raffle for the Grand Prize, which includes a cool backpack stuffed full of goodies! Stop by today to pick up your checklist and begin looking for clues. All ages are welcome to play.

Date/Time: December 1 – January 2. Grand Prize winner announced on January 3.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk

The Grand Prize is presented with support from Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar. 


Posted: November 24, 2022
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: October 9, 2022
Adults, Children, News, Programs

Night Sky Hike at Greenport Conservation Area (Wednesday, November 16)

Experience a sunset Moon Walk at Greenport Conservation Area with the Columbia Land Conservancy! We’ll walk the trails and use materials from the Night Sky Explorer Backpack to take a closer look at the moon and constellations while discussing nocturnal adaptations used by animals. Bring water, weather-appropriate clothing, and a flashlight or headlamp. Recommended for children ages 5 – 12, but all are welcome.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 4:30pm

Location: Greenport Conservation Area

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

This project is supported with funding from both 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: October 7, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Fall Storytimes (Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Celebrate the changing seasons with these early literacy storytimes throughout November:

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe
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: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 9, 4 – 5pm
Miercoles, 12 de octubre – 9 de noviembre, 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)

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 November 17, 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


Posted: October 5, 2022
Adults, Children, News, Programs, teen

Virtual Family Cooking Classes and Free Fresh Food Meal Kits (Thursdays, October 13 – November 17)

Join the Sylvia Center for a six-week virtual cooking program geared towards families with children ages 18 and younger. During each hour-long class, a Chef Educator guides participants through a seasonal vegetarian recipe. Each family can opt-in to pick up weekly free fresh food meal kits that feed 4-6 and include all ingredients needed, save for salt and pepper. Curriculum emphasizes the role of nutrition in good health and focuses on building participants’ skills, confidence, and food knowledge inside and outside of the kitchen.

Families that attend at least 5 out of 6 classes will also receive a copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, a recipe journal, and set of pencils for note-taking!

Date/Time:
Meal Kit pick-up: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 16, 4 – 6pm
Virtual Cooking Classes: Thursdays, October 13 – November 17, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Location:
Meal pick-ups: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk
Cooking classes: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Interested? Please fill out this form and we will contact you to confirm your registration.

This program is presented in collaboration with The Sylvia Center.


Posted: September 4, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Arte y Lugares Especiales / Art and Special Places (sábado, 29 de octubre / Saturday, October 29)

The Hudson Area Library and Olana invite you to attend, Arte y Lugares Especiales, a free family program at Olana, presented in English and Spanish. Families with children ages three and up are welcome to enjoy a free tour of Olana’s Main House, art-making activities, and refreshments.
La biblioteca del Área de Hudson y Olana los invitamos a asistir, Arte y Lugares Especiales, una programa familiar en Olana, presentado en inglés y español. Las familias con niños a partir de los 3 años son bienvenidas a disfrutar un visita gratuito a la Casa Principal de Olana, actividad de creación de arte, y refrescos.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 29, 12 – 1:30pm
Fecha y hora:
Sábado, 29 de octubre, 12 – 1:30pm

Location: In-person at Olana in Hudson
Ubicación: En persona en Olana en Hudson

Space is limited. Let us know that you are interested by clicking here.
El espacio es limitado. Háganos saber que está interesado haciendo click aquí.

This project has been supported by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Este proyecto ha sido apoyado por el Fondo para el Condado de Columbia, un fondo de la Fundación Comunitaria Berkshire Taconic.


Posted: September 2, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Pumpkin Painting with Ms. Kathy! (Wednesday, October 26)

Have fun painting and decorating your own pumpkin with the help of Ms. Kathy!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

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

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Samascott Farms.
www.samascott.com


Posted: August 30, 2022
Children, News, Programs

October Early Literacy Giveaway

This month’s early literacy giveaway explores colors with a storybook, Sky Color, a fun paper rainbow weaving activity, plus a watercolor kit and paper. These giveaways are intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

Date/Time: Available starting Saturday, October 1

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk

Registration: No registration required. First come, first served while supplies last.


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.