Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

Program Description: Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Summer Reading helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

Date/Time: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 10, 10am – 12pm

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New Expanded Hours for Minecraft Club


Our Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and battle together on our special servers, has been such a huge success that we’re expanding our once-a-week session into Wednesday and Saturday sessions. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode!

The club will meet Wednesdays 3:30-5pm beginning January 3, led by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Tombrello, and Saturdays 12 – 2pm beginning January 6, with Sonia Ruscoe, artist and game enthusiast based in Hudson. These two sessions are part of our expanded programming for 2018.  Continue reading

Digital Painting Workshop for Tweens and Teens

On Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-4pm, youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate in a free Digital Painting workshop with our friends from Spark Media Project. The workshop will be held in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th Street.

In this workshop, youth will use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software as they learn about the creative process behind digital painting from concept to finishing touches. To create their original digital illustrations, youth will learn about frame composition, shading, perspective, and color theory, as well as tips and tools of digital visual art.

digitalpaintingSpace is limited and registration is required. To register for this workshop, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online.

This free youth media arts workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

6th-9th Graders – Join The Hudson Battle of the Books Team!

Want to have fun reading this summer and get some free books?!* Then join our Battle of the Books Team! Battle of the Books is a trivia contest for young people, with questions based on specific books that all participants have read. Our library is looking for 6th-9th graders who want to join our team – read some great books over the summer and compete in the September 10th Regional Battle!

If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact Emily or Corey at 518-828-1792!

The titles we are reading for the Battle of the Books this year are:

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Peak by Roland Smith
Peeled by Joan Bauer
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

* Hudson Battle Team members will get to keep select titles from this year’s competition!