Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. Children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy for one-on-one visits, to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative.
To register for a virtual or in-person visit, call 518-828-1792 x100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (by appointment)
Registration is now open for the library’s Summer Reading Program, Imagine Our Stories. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have developed special virtual programs and initiatives for families, tween/teens and adults for this year’s Summer Reading Program to take place from July 7-August 7.
We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the Claverack and Philmont Libraries as well as other partners to serve the needs of the community at this time. This year’s summer reading theme, “Imagine Our Stories”, serves as the inspiration for shared experiences celebrating our similarities and differences. For more information and registration of our various programs click here.
Program Description: Shared reading, arts & crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more for children during out-of-school hours. With children’s librarian Janice Scali, children’s library assistant Kathy Parchuck, and AmeriCorps worker Rajmina Chowdhury.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 3-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm
Audience: Children of all ages and their families. No registration required.
AmeriCorps Mary Shivers & Christa Shook work on a craft with a young library patron.
Wednesday 10-11am Story & Craft Hour Americorps workers Mary Shivers & Christa Shook read picture books and lead children in theme-related crafts. Recent craft activities include making superhero capes, designing children’s book bags, and creating turkeys from pine cones and pipe cleaners.
Americorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”
Janice Scali oversees the work of two of our youngest patrons.
Thursday 10-11am, Saturday 11am-12pm, Story & Craft Hour Children’s librarian Janice Scali reads picture books and leads children and families in theme-related crafts.
Story & Craft Hour: Second Saturdays w/ Robin Weber – Saturdays, January 12, February 9 & March 9, 11am-12pmRobin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. Each session will have a seasonal theme with a story reading and craft activity.
All materials provided. For children 2 – 7 years old & their families.
UPDATE: This program has switched to first & third Saturdays at 11am.
Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.
In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center we are excited to co-present a cookie workshop for children and their grandparents Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 -4:30pm.
Kathy Parchuck, children’s library assistant teams up with culinary artist Theresa Corrigan, proud grandmother of eight and former student of the Culinary Institute of America. Theresa will share her icing techniques and whimsical style to help you and the little ones turn sugar cookies into edible works of art. While this program focuses on grandparents and grandchildren, families in general are warmly invited.Continue reading →
During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will offer special programming each day as well as our regularly scheduled programming. We hope you’ll join us! All ages welcome!
Poetry & Songs en Espanol Tuesday, April 15, 12pm-2pm Will Pflaum, of Hudson’s new homeschool group HATCH, will translate an old Spanish poem that has never before been translated into English. Pflaum, who will instruct this program entirely in Spanish, will also teach kids a song from Argentina & have his guitar & drums on hand for some musical fun!
Kids Fun Night Tuesday, April 15, 3:30pm-7:30pm
Pre-K Story Hour Wednesday, April 16, 10am-11am
What Can You Make With an Egg Carton? Wednesday, April 16, 12pm-5pm A critter garden. A flower wreath. Tulips, goggles, fish, ships, owls, & turtles! Use recycled cardboard egg cartons to make any of these ideas, or come up with your own!
Scholarshop with Operation Unite Wednesday, April 16, 4pm-5pm
ESL Language Enrichment Wednesday, April 16, 6pm-8pm
Pre-K Story Hour Thursday, April 17, 10am-11am
Make Your Garden Grow! Thursday, April 17th from 12-5pm The Kids First Initiative, the Hudson Community Garden, & the HCSD Enrichment Initiative have collaborated for this exciting program. We will plant basil, parsley, lavender, mint, calendula, marigold, lemon balm & kale seeds using paper towel tubes & organic soil. Information will be provided on how to care for your plants at home & ideas for using your herbs, flowers, & veggies in recipes & teas.
Hear a Poem, Draw a Picture! Friday, April 18th from 12pm-3pm During this program, kids will listen to poems & use their imaginations to draw pictures of what’s happening in the poems.
In April, we celebrate National Poetry Month & Earth Day on April 22. Throughout the month, the Children’s Room will host activities that celebrate our amazing Earth, including recycled art, seed planting, & an educational nature program. In honor of National Poetry Month, we will have a special workshop with poetry & songs in Spanish & a program where we invite kids to draw pictures of what comes to their imaginations while listening to poems. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will wrap up the month with a Kids Poetry Reciting Contest. During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will have extra staff hours: Tues., April 15 (12-8PM), Wed. April 16 (10AM-8PM), Thurs., April 17 & Fri., April 18 (10AM-5PM). The Children’s Room special events calendar is listed below. To see a list of ongoing programs, visit our programs page on our website.