Library Lovers Month: Valentine’s Day Picnic

Share the love by joining our romantic Valentine’s Day picnic fundraiser!

Please order by Wednesday, February 10; there are a limited number of food packages, so order early! Thank you to all who supported the library through the order of a Valentine’s Day Picnic! Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Look of Love: a dozen glorious red roses, $75

The Fireside Cuddle: a romantic Italian antipasto spread, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a taste of chocolate, plus an original love-themed painting by Ken Kraus and a tiny literary surprise, $125

The Grand Gesture: a romantic Italian antipasto spread, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, an original love-themed painting by Ken Kraus, a tiny literary surprise, and a dozen glorious red roses, $250

Includes FREE delivery within a 40-mile radius of Hudson!

Your gift will benefit the Hudson Area Library and these generous local merchants: Oak Pizzeria Napoletana, Verdigris Tea and Chocolate Bar, Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Vasilow’s Confectionery, and Breadfolks.

A note on the antipasto: The food in these picnics is not Pizza; it is a delicious assortment of six Italian appetizers like Prociutto di Parma, roasted olives, cheese, etc. It will make a tasty light supper or cocktail spread, but you may still want an entrée for dinner. Buon Appetito!

If you are not able to participate in the Valentine’s Day picnic fundraiser, but would like to share the library love, please make a donation of any amount via the button below.

Valentines Day in the Kids Room


Get ready for Valentines Day in the Kids Room!

Join Ms. Pam on Tuesday, February 9, starting at 6pm, for Valentines Day stories and a craft.

Join Ms. Kathy Tuesday through Friday, February 9-12, from 3-5pm and make a Valentines Day card for someone special in your life.

Join Ms. Janice Wednesday and Thursday, February 10 and 11 from 10am-11am and Saturday, February 13 from 11am-12pm for Valentines Day themed Pre-K Story and Craft Hour.

We’ll have all the craft supplies you need; you just need to bring your creativity and heartfelt messages. All ages are welcome.

Black History Month and Valentine’s Day in the Children’s Room

In addition to our regularly scheduled children’s programs, February will feature special children’s programs during out-of-school hours to celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day.

In honor of Black History Month, Operation Unite will offer a series of programs celebrating important people and events in African American history. The series will incorporate stories, music, movement, arts, and crafts. Join us Thursdays, February 12 and 19 and Wednesday, February 25, from 4-5pm for this fun and educational program.

Stop by the Children’s Room between 3pm and 5pm Tuesday through Friday, February 10-13 (the week of Valentine’s Day) to make your own unique Valentine’s Day cards with Ms. Kathy. We’ll provide the materials. Just bring your imagination and create a special card for a special someone (or more!) in your life.

Special February Children’s Programs

Library Lovers’ Month continues in the Children’s Room as the Kids First Initiative provides some lovely children’s programs and events, as usual free of charge! During the HCSD’s Mid-Winter Recess the Children’s Room will be staffed from 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday. Here is the special events Children’s Room calendar for February:
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Valentine’s Day Crafts: Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-7:30pm, All ages
Create beautiful Valentine’s day cards and crafts to take home or give as gifts!
Friends Kids Book Sale: Friday, February 21st from 11am-4pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-2pm
Music+Art+Books=Musical Master with Shelly Ley: Friday, February 21st from 11am-12pm, Ages 5-10
Read musical books, dance to lyrical music and create a piece of art that connects it all.
Wildlife Detectives with Chelsea Benson from Mud Creek: Friday, February 21st from 12pm-1pm, All ages
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation! Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home, too!
Black History Month Program: Friday, February 21st from 2-3pm, All ages
Fun craft projects and healthy snacks will be provided.
Special Magic Show with Entertainer D3mAgIc: Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-1pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library
Storytelling with Movement with Visual Movement Artist, Victoria Wilde Langley: Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm, All ages
Focusing on storytelling through physical play and communication, this program
contributes to the development of expression, intellect and a flexible