We have curbside service beginning Monday, April 27
- You can order materials online. If you haven’t done it before, check out this video tutorial.
We also are open … virtually
The library building is closed, but consider us open for business. We’ve created a Virtual Library Center. There you’ll find:
- Academic Support
- Online Experiences: Tour, Play & Explore
- Community Resources
- COVID-19 Information
- Craft Activities
- Digital Collection
- Genealogy and Local History
- Mental Health Support
- Legal Resources
Check out the Hudson Area Public Library YouTube Channel for programming. The channel includes:
- STEM activities
- Read aloud of the novel Finders Keepers
- Library information and tutorials
- Storytimes – videos are only available during regular storytime hours and then removed per publishers’ guidelines. The schedule is Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; Thursdays 6 p.m.
- Craft and cooking demos
- Author meet and greets
- And more!
We’re serving our tech-savvy youth with online programming, primarily through Discordapp. There’s a regular book chat, a writing club, a new online Dungeons and Dragons group and more to come. To join the library’s Discord forum, email firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll send the information.
How to reach us
- Timeliest updates come via Facebook. Follow us here.
- We’re available from the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F to help you find information you need. Go to the website and click on “Chat With a Librarian,” call 715-386-3101 or email email@example.com.
Win local gift cards and books!
The library is working to keep families engaged while also supporting our local businesses. Each morning (M-F) we’ll post a challenge on Facebook. You can participate in the comments section. At the end of the week, we’ll put all the names on slips of paper and do a drawing. The grand prize winner will get a $20 certificate for a local business. Second- and third-place winners will get a free book mailed to their homes.
All of the programming money comes from donations made to the Hudson Area Library Foundation. Thanks to the foundation, we’re able to offer these great prizes!
- We have great links to fun STEM activities to entertain kids and keep them engaged academically.
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has produced a website called Full STEAM Ahead that has resources and lessons for PK – 12th grade.
- NASA At Home is an amazing collection of resources including podcasts, videos, Storytime From Space and more. Check out these amazing resources (updated daily).
- The Really Great Outdoors is a Scholastic product including Science and ELA activities plus a contest. Recommended Grades 6-8.