Summer Reading Program

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Posted: August 1, 2021
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Hudson Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Program Description: 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 receive a $5 token to shop at the market while they hunt for clues.

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

Date/Time: Saturday, August 28, 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

To participate, visit the Hudson Area Library’s tent at the market on the day of the event.

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


Posted: August 1, 2021
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Free Pollinator Plant Art Kits & The Great Pollinator Ramble!

Program Description: Free Pollinator Plant art kits are now available for pick-up at the library, while supplies last. Once you make your own Pollinator Plant creation using one of these kits, you are invited to bring it to The Great Pollinator Ramble at Olana State Historic Site to participate in an interactive “puppet-scape” in celebration of local pollinators and their natural habitats!

A free shuttle provided by Hawthorne Valley Farm’s Place-based Learning Center will be available to transport visitors from Hudson to Olana on the day of the event. Pick up will take place in front of the Hudson Area Library from 3:15pm onward. All shuttle riders must wear masks.

Date/Time:
Early August, during open hours
Art kit pick-up at Hudson Area Library

Saturday, August 28, 4 – 5:30pm
The Great Pollinator Ramble at Olana State Historic Site

To register to pick up a free art kit at the Hudson Area Library, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

For more information about participating in The Great Pollinator Ramble, email education@olana.org and/or visit hudsonriverskywalk.com/events.

This program is presented in collaboration with Olana State Historic Site, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Processional Arts Workshop. 

Photo credit: Jon Palmer @joninthewoods


Posted: July 17, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2021: July 6 – August 13

We are excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading program, which will include all of the following, for ages birth to 18:

Free Backpacks, created in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy, packed full of free activities, crafts, and books. These bags will be available for pick-up at the library beginning on July 6. While supplies last!

Raffle Prizes for participants in our reading incentives program. For every five books read, a raffle ticket may be submitted to the library for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a local business of your choice! Visit the library to pick up reading logs and tickets.

In-Person Programs including weekly story times with Mrs. Badila and Ms. Christa, weekly craft times with Ms. Kathy, and a special pollinator exploration and seed planting event with Columbia Land Conservancy.

Virtual Programs including Virtual Movement & Music with Abby Lappen and weekly special events on Zoom:

Friday, July 9, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Sing-a-Long with Mike Pagnani
Friday, July 16, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Mush with Karen Land and Noggin
Friday, July 23, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Celebrate Zookeeper Week with Trevor Zoo
Friday, July 30, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Sing and Dance with Will Parker

Craft-to-Go Kits will also be available for pick-up Monday through Thursday of each week leading up to our Zoom In! programs. Each week’s kit will include a craft that corresponds with that week’s special event.

To register for all of this and more, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. You may also use this form to sign up for any or all of our special Zoom In! programs.

The Zoom In! programs are offered in collaboration with Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.


Posted: June 24, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

In Person This Summer: Story Time With Pamela Badila & Christa Shook

Program Description: Join local performers and storytellers, such as Pamela Badila and Christa Shook, for an hour of crafts, games, and stories at the library.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 7 – August 11, 10-11am

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


Posted: June 17, 2021
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Canceled! Outdoor Film Screening: Moana at Waterfront Wednesdays

Update: Unfortunately, due to the chance of thunderstorms this evening, we have decided to cancel tonight’s outdoor screening of Disney’s Moana. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Program Description: Bring a picnic blanket or some lawn chairs and join us at Waterfront Wednesdays for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Moana.

Waterfront Wednesdays is located at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson, NY.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 18, Dusk.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library and Waterfront Wednesdays.


Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings