Pajama Plays

Original illustration by Emilia Ortiz, Teen Theatre participant.

We are pleased to announce on Sunday, July 30 and Monday, July 31 from 6-7pm we will be hosting performances of original short plays created from childhood stories by the Hudson Area’s Library own Teen Theatre Program Players!

Kids ages 4-8  are invited to arrive in their pajamas with their pillows  for this magical theatre experience  – with  milk and cookies following the show. Of course families of all ages are welcome to join us too

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.

Summer Reading Begins!

We are excited to be kicking off our free Summer Reading Program. Led by children’s librarian Janice Scali and Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher, our Summer Reading Program for kids includes book readings and stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! There will also be guests reading with the children and making special presentations throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program will run from July 5 through August 11, meeting daily Tuesday through Friday from 10am-noon. Recommended for pre-k to elementary school aged children. All ages are welcome.

We will also be bringing the Summer Reading Program for kids to Greenport Town Park this summer. Library staff will visit with children Monday mornings during the Greenport Summer Recreation Program. The Park’s Summer Recreation Program runs for six-weeks from July 5 through August 12, Monday-Friday from 8AM – 2PM. Registration is required. Visit http://greenport.yourtownhub.com/4602-2/ for more info.

Library members are also invited to log their reading this summer. Let’s see how many books we can read as a community! Each time you read a book this summer, submit your book info via our online Summer Reading Book Log or pick up a paper book log at the library, the Greenport Town Park Little Free Library or the Greenport Town Hall Little Free Library. Happy Summer Reading!

Summer Reading 2020

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. More information on programs and registration below. 

Imagine Our Stories: Virtual Story & Craft Hour via Zoom

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday*, July 7 – August 7, 10-11am

Journey with us around the world to explore mythologies and folktales from different cultures through literature, music, crafts, and movement. Virtual Story & Craft Hours will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and are led by Abby Lappen, Christa Shook and Pamela Badila.

To register your child(ren) for our Tuesday-Thursday virtual story hours, click here.

 

*On Fridays, we will partner with the Claverack Free Library and the Philmont Library to welcome special guest presenters. Registration information for Friday guest presenters is forthcoming.

To register your child(ren) for our FRIDAY guest presenter series with claverack Free Library & philmont Library, click here.

Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore this summer through stories?

To submit your summer reads to the Read Around The World map, click here

 

HACK the Library Digital Art Media Workshops

Thursday, July 9 & Thursday, July 16, 12-2pm

We will be offering two virtual HACK the Library workshops for tweens and teens in July with digital artist, Rebecca Borrer. HACKers ages 8 and up will have the opportunity to learn how to create their own visual effects, animated art, 3D models and online broadcasts using open source software programs. Participants will also be encouraged to participate in The Green Screen Project. 

The Green Screen Project is a public art installation that invites any passerby to transform their surroundings through video editing techniques. By the simple act of painting a wall green, we will open up citywide access to this pivotal component of video production. With this project, you don’t need to have an expensive studio, or proper lighting to make a movie– all you need is to get outside (safely) and start filming! This project is offered in collaboration with artist Rebecca Borrer and the City of Hudson Youth Center

registRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the HACK the Library workshops.

 

Summer Reading Book Bag Program

Update – We have distributed all of the available Summer Reading Book Bags. We want to give a special thank you to our partners Columbia Land Conservancy, Hudson Little Free Libraries, Friends of Hudson Youth and the Early Literacy and Learning Network.

With access to the library limited due to the virus, the library team wanted to support children and families – especially those who do not have the means to participate in the library’s virtual programs – in accessing quality reading materials and activities to support their learning and reading this summer. Through the Summer Reading Book Bag Program, we are distributing free exploratory bags for kids, tweens, and teens in the greater Hudson area that include books, activities, crafts, and a summer reading log. This program is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy and presented in partnership with the Friends of Hudson Youth and the Hudson Literacy Fund.

Track Your Reading!

All participants are invited to keep track of their reading using the free READSQUARED program or you can pick up a paper reading log at the library through curbside pickup.  Instructions for setting up a READSquared account. 

Summer Reading Program

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

Posted: August 17, 2020
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore this summer through stories?

To submit your summer reads to the Read Around The World map, click here


Posted: August 17, 2020
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading

Enjoy a StoryWalk in Nature with Columbia Land Conservancy and Columbia County Libraries!

Take a StoryWalk this summer to enjoy an outdoor adventure while reading a good book. The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is partnering with the Columbia County Library Association to install StoryWalks at several of their Public Conservation Areas: Drowned Lands, Greenport, Hand Hollow, High Falls, and Siegel-Kline Kill. Each StoryWalk will feature pages of a children’s book posted in order along a trail so kids and families can enjoy a story while taking a walk through nature. CLC is also working with partners who are creating StoryWalks along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, at the Roe Jan Park, in the Village of Philmont, along Warren Street in Hudson, and at PS21. Many of these are works-in-progress, so visit clctrust.org/storywalk to confirm the walk is ready for you, and for more information, including an interactive map of StoryWalk sites.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program.


Posted: June 4, 2020
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Imagine Our Stories – Summer Reading Program 2020

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. 


Posted: July 6, 2019
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

To the Moon and Back: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

 

 

Program Description: Join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We’ll present a special screening of the landing, space-themed snacks, and other fun activities! Open to all ages. This program is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10am-1pm in the library’s community room.


Posted: July 3, 2019
Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Summer Reading Registration!

 

Registration is now open for the library’s Summer youth programs! Go to this link for more information

 


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