New Fiction in May

The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz How it Happened by Michael Koryta The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky Twisted Prey by John Sandford The Cast by Danielle Steel Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts A Court… Read more »

Library Space Planning and Architectural Study

The Hudson Area Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified library interior design and space planning consultants with knowledge of best practices in space utilization and architectural studies to develop conceptual designs and provide cost estimates for interior remodeling of the Hudson Area Joint Library, commonly referred to as the Hudson Area Public Library (HAPL… Read more »

New Fiction in April

The Fallen by David Baldacci The 17th Suspect by James Patterson After Anna by Lisa Scottoline The Knowledge by Martha Grimes Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen Twisted Prey by John Sandford The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson The Sixth Day by Catherine… Read more »

1K Books Before K

Officially, kids learn to read in kindergarten. Unofficially, kids start learning how to be readers during their first weeks and months of life. That’s why educators recommend parents read not just to their preschoolers but to their toddlers and babies. The movement for early literacy has a campaign called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” A number… Read more »

Construction Club

At the Hudson Area Library, we know the only thing kids like better than construction is destruction. Now they can do both. We’re hosting a Construction Club for kids on the third Thursday of every month. We give them a variety of materials and challenge them to create. We have Legos and K’nex, but we… Read more »


Earth Day is a global holiday with Wisconsin roots. At the Hudson Area Library, we’ve planned activities to commemorate the occasion. Nearly 200 countries now celebrate Earth Day, but the event was conceived locally by former Wisconsin Governor and Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson formed a bipartisan partnership to launch the national “teach-in on the environment”… Read more »