Digital Resources


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.

(hudson library cardholders only)

Morningstar investment research center

Follow this link for in-library access:

Morningstar in-library use

Follow this link for access outside the library:

Morningstar use from home

Licensing allows for only one user at any point in time. If you get an "access denied" message because Morningstar is in use, please wait 5 minutes and try again.

(hudson library cardholders only)

Click for Tumblebooks



Flipster digital magazines

Access the magazines (with a valid library card) you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format! Click on the banner above or follow this link:


Atlantic • Backpacker • Bon Appetit • Cabin Living • Clean Eating • Cooking Light • Country Living • Craft Ideas • Discovery Girls • Entertainment Weekly • Field & Stream • Food Network Magazine • Forbes • Good Housekeeping • GQ: Gentlemen's Quarterly • HGTV Magazine • High Five • House Beautiful • Men's Health • Motor Trend • New Yorker • Newsweek Global • NYLON • O, The Oprah Magazine • Outside • People • Popular Photography • Popular Science • Prevention • Ranger Rick Jr. • Real Simple • Rodale's Organic Life • Rolling Stone • Sports Illustrated • Sports Illustrated Kids • This Old House • Us Weekly • Vogue • The Week • Women's Health



Overdrive: Enjoy ebooks audiobooks and video



Ebooks, audiobooks and video

To get started, visit

For help, go to



Always available e-books

Log In (use your last name and library card barcode number)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


BadgerlinkBadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music.

BadgerLink provides access to 80 resources, including:

  • Full text magazines, journals and newspapers
  • Primary sources
  • Standards-based content including reference books, encyclopedias, photos, maps, flags, animations, and videos
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) materials
  • Test preparation resources
  • Genealogists and local history buffs can access more than one billion full text newspaper articles from 1607 to the present and use tools like Census, Revolutionary war, and Freedman’s Bank records
  • Investors reports and full text business journals
  • Auto repair manuals
  • Health information

To get started, just go to:

BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library


Found In Wisconsin

This is a searchable index of digital collections hosted by over 500 organizations around Wisconsin.

Found in Wisconsin


This resource is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources.

HeritageQuest® Online

Recollection Wisconsin

This resource shares photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, museum artifacts and other state and local history resources online.

Recollection Wisconsin

Last page update: February 24, 2017