Friends Of The Library



The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 group of dedicated library volunteers. Our goal is to enhance, expand and promote our library's services and resources.

Used books are available year around in the Friends Book Store, which is open during regular library hours all year long. It is located in the adult section of the library on the second floor.

You can further contribute to the library by donating your gently used books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and unused greeting cards. Donations may be tax deductible and donation receipts are provided on the donation table at the rear of the second floor.

Another way to contribute to the Hudson Library is to save your Family Fresh grocery store receipts and put them in the Family Fresh collection jar at the main circulation desk. For every $150,000 in receipts, Family Fresh donates $1,000 to the Friends of the Library and this money is then used to support the library and it's programs.

Also consider joining the Friends of the Library. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with flexible hours. There is something for everyone to do. Training is provided and no expertise is required.

Contact the Friends:

Membership form (PDF format) 

WHAT WE DO . . .

  • Advocate for the library with local municipalities.

  • Support children’s reading programs.

  • Provide leadership and social opportunities for teens through the Teen Advisory Board.

  • Recognize and reward the library staff throughout the year.

  • Encourage community involvement in the use of the library.

  • Sponsor and coordinate adult programs.


Volunteer! For more information contact Margaret S. at 715-386-5048.


Meetings are held in Room 219 on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm except February and December. New members are always welcome!

Dates for 2018:

January 11, 5:30 pm CANCELED. Rescheduled to January 18 at 5:30 pm

March 8, 5:30 pm

April 12, 5:30 pm

April 23-26, Book Sale

May 10, 5:30 pm

June 14, 5:30 pm

July 12, 5:30 pm

August 9, 5:30 pm

September 13, 5:30 pm

September 24-27, Book Sale

October 11, 5:30 pm

November 8, 5:30 pm


  • The main sources of income for the Friends group are book donations and memberships.

  • Friends maintain a book store on the second floor of the library all year long.

  • Gently-used books are accepted any time the library is open.  Please, no outdated textbooks, dirty or musty books, or those with missing covers.

  • All book donations are tax deductible.  Forms are available at the circulation desk and at the donation area on the second floor.


  • Some are used to expand the library's lending collection.

  • Some are used to replace worn books in the library collection.

  • Some are used for prizes in the children's programs.

  • Some of local interest are placed in the history room.

  • Some are shared with Grace Place, Turning Point, our patriots in the armed services, teachers, homeschoolers and other non-profit organizations.

  • Some are sold online for additional income at

Last page update: January 11, 2018