Norma Hart Honored by The Friends

Friends 20K donation Mrs. Norma Hart, a Hudson resident and one of the founders of The History Room at the Hudson Area Library, has been honored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library through their gift in her memory.

The volunteer organization has taken advantage of “naming opportunities” available in the new Library and designated $20,000 as a named gift for History Room furnishings and cabinets in honor of Mrs. Hart.

“Besides being instrumental in the formation of the History Room, she was also very active in the Children’s Room for many years,” said Friends President Nancy Westbrook. “It is important to The Friends and community that she be honored for her dedication to Hudson Area Library patrons.” Continue reading

Donate to the Library’s Annual Appeal

As the Hudson Area Library nears its 60th anniversary, we are about to move into a new home…the totally refurbished and rebuilt Hudson Armory, just two blocks up the street.

Donate Now ButtonPlease donate now to our annual appeal and help us make our new home a cozy, comfortable place in which to discover books and create a technically advanced place from which to discover the world.

To learn more about our annual appeal, click here.


Socks for Seniors Holiday Drive

socks-for-seniorsHelp keep our older community members warm during the cold winter months. This month, the library will be gifting socks to seniors living at the Pine Haven Nursing Home. Through December 19, donations of new socks – long, short, fuzzy, colorful, fun – may be dropped off in the collection box by the front desk. Join us in spreading the warmth this holiday season!

Memorialize a Loved One in the Book of Remembrance

BookOfRemembranceWe are proud to announce an important addition to the list of ways someone can be remembered at the Library. Board Member and former Librarian Betsy Hamilton has donated a Book of Remembrance that is on display in the Library. If you would like to make a donation in memory of a friend, acquaintance or loved one, stop by or contact the library to make a donation and to record their name in the book. The amount can be kept confidential if you choose. There are so many who have valued the Library throughout their lives, this is a way to help us grow and be equally as valued for years to come. For more information, contact the library at or 518-828-1792.

Adopt a Book! It’s Not Too Late…

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Great news! Due to popular demand, the Friends have extended the Adopt a Book deadline through May 15th! Just review our list of available titles, select a book for adoption and donate $10 to the Hudson Area Library. We’ll put you at the top of the waiting list so that you can read it first, and put a commemorative bookplate in the book honoring your donation! The general Adopt a Book donation gift is $15, but through May 15th the Friends of the Hudson Area Library are contributing $5 for each book, so the cost for the participant is only $10!

Just a few of the many books still available for adoption are Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, Heist by Janet Evanovich, Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella, Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire: 125 Recipes For Cooking Outdoors, The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell, Fools: Stories by Joan Silber, The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. Contact the library staff or visit us today to adopt a book for the Hudson collection!

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Thanks to Eat for Books Participants

Eat for Books Fundraiser 7/26/2012Expanded Eat for Books a Success

On Thursday July 26th we held our new expanded version of Eat for Books. Fifteen food establishments participated and a large number of people ate through the day from breakfast to dinner and even late night drinks. Look over the list of businesses that supported the library by donating a portion of their receipts on Eat for Books Thursday. Next time you visit one of them thank them for supporting the library. And thanks to all of the people who ate out. Without you too this would not have been such a success.

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New Books Added to Local Author Collection

Rebecca Wolff, author of Figment and The Beginners

A collection of twenty one books by local authors is now on the shelves at the Library thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. These new items include works of poetry, art, travel, music, architecture, fiction and non-fiction.

The collection includes works from John Ashbery, recipient of the 2011 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Tom Davis, an Emmy Award-winning writer best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Lydia Davis, a 2007 National Book Award Fiction Finalist, and Richard Minsky, the Founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York City.

Ghostly Gallop 5K Race – Sunday October 30, 2011

Ghostly Gallop – an annual race in memory of William F. Cranna

The Ghostly Gallop is fast approaching. Keep an eye on the website for more information as we get closer to this fun event. Support the library and get some fresh air.

We Need Runners, Walkers, Volunteers & Donors

  • 5K Road Race – 9:00am ($20)

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    Start of Kid's 1 Mile Race - 2010

  • 5K Community Walk – 9:00am ($20)
  • 1 mile Kids Race – 9:45am (12 and under are free)
A long sleeve T-shirt for all 5K participants
Halloween costumes welcome
All children in costume will receive a special prize
All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library

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