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 …

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Zoom In! Celebrate National Zookeeper Week with Trevor Zoo

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! celebration of National Zookeeper Week, and learn about the animals at the nearby Trevor Zoo! The Trevor Zoo is the only zoo in this country that is located at a high school. The zoo was established in 1936 at Millbrook School, a coeducational independent high school in Millbrook, New …

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Zoom In! Sing and Dance with Will Parker

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! song and dance party with musician, Will Parker! Will Parker is a children’s songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for “kids ages 1-100.” During Will’s whimsical and interactive shows, he plays guitar and harmonica and sings original songs that engage the audience in singing along, …

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Virtual This Summer: Movement & Music

Program Description: Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for an hour of live, engaging, virtual fun. Abby plays guitar and sings, reads stories, and leads toddlers, kids, and families in fun and easy stretches and movement. Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 6 – August 10, 10-11am Registration: For the Zoom login, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

Bee a Pollinator Pal!

Program Description: Pollinators are animals that help flowering plants produce seeds. With staff from the Columbia Land Conservancy, we will explore which pollinators live on the library grounds, using nets and hand lenses. We will learn about why pollinators are in decline and plant a seed to take home to help them. Date/Time: Thursday, July 29, …

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Zoom In! Mush with Karen Land and Noggin, Her Sled Dog

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! introduction to dog sledding with writer and Iditarod Racer, Karen Land, and her Alaskan husky, Noggin. Karen will talk about her experiences racing in the Iditarod (the annual long-distance dog sled race run in early March, from Anchorage to Nome), and will tell us all about her adventures …

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