ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN (click for more information)

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1,000 Books before KindergartenYou are invited to participate in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Don’t be intimidated -  if you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. The key is perseverance so let’s make it exciting! When your child reaches a milestone, stop by the Hudson Area Public Library for a small reward (stickers, books).   We will help you track your progress and provide rewards along the way!

How to get started:

Follow this link to register online:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

or ask a Children’s Librarian the next time you visit the Library.

Who can participate?
Any child from birth until they enter Kindergarten.

How does the program work?
Just sign-up and track your reading in your online log (or paper log, if you prefer). Then, come in and pick up your child’s prizes.

Prize Levels:
o 100 books
o 250 books
o 500 books
o 750 books
o 1,000 books

Thanks to Hudson Area Library Foundation and the Friends of the Hudson Area Public Library for their generous sponsorship of this program.

TUMBLEBOOKS - EBOOKS FOR CHILDREN (hudson library cardholders only)

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All sessions are held February-April, June-August and October-December.


Toddler Time (2-3 years) - Tuesdays at 10:15 am

Toddler Time Stay and Play (2-3 years) - Tuesdays at 11:00 am

Pajama Storytime (0-5 years) - Tuesdays at 6:15 pm

Babies and Books - Wednesdays at 10:15 am

Stories for All (0-5 years) - Wednesdays at 11:15 am

Preschool Storytime (4-5 years) - Thursdays at 10:15 am

Babies and Books - Thursdays at 11:15 am


  • Found in the Parent-Teacher room, located in the Children's Department.


  • Available for in-library use

  • No charge for copies and lamination

Last page update: September 25, 2017