The Hudson Area Public Library is located in downtown Hudson on a hill that overlooks the scenic Saint Croix River. The location is picturesque and visitors often comment on the beauty of the location. The building, which was built in the 1980s and reflects the modern style of that era, is a two-story building plus a basement. The Library occupies the entire second floor and two-thirds of the main level.
The main level of the Library features an atrium, circulation desk, public computers, a small MakerSpace (iLab), administrative offices, storage room, staff workroom, book return closets (indoor and outdoor), restrooms, and an area for patron holds.
The second floor of the Library is home to the Children’s Area, Young Adult room, magazine reading area, Adult collection, and the History Room. The Children’s Area includes a story time room, a family restroom, a storage room, two staff offices, and three small rooms – Children’s Mystery Room (contains the mystery collection), the Parent-Teacher Resource Room, and the Tree House Room (reading area). Additionally, the second floor has a large “Board” room located at the very top of the stairs, along with several rooms used for small group meetings or individual studying. The Friends of the Library Book Store and workroom, public restrooms, and the Community Bulletin Board are also located on the second floor.
You will find accessible spaces in the parking lot on the east side of the building. The north facing entrance has accessible doors.
There is also an elevator inside the building.
Mission & Vision
The Hudson Area Public Library is a center for lifelong learning, where the community gathers and knowledge flows freely. As a partnership with the city of Hudson, village of North Hudson, and the townships of Hudson and St. Joseph, the HAPL offers a variety of reading and media material, events for teens and children, as well as other community services and programming.
The Hudson Area Public Library is recognized as a core community asset, providing an array of education, information, and communication resources and services to enrich the lives of residents.
Accountability: To our stakeholders, community partners, and library users.
Collaboration & Teamwork: As a staff, we collaborate and work together to provide excellent services and programming that inspires lifelong learning, promotes literacy, and builds a strong, vibrant community.
Community: We serve the Hudson Area community and provide a warm, welcoming place for all community members.
Excellence: We excel at providing excellent service to our community, at all times and in all circumstances.
Freedom: We provide open and free access to information and resources for all.
Honesty, Trust, Integrity, and Respect: We embrace these virtues in all aspects of service to the community, in stewardship of public and private funding, in customer service, and in our treatment of each other, our patrons, and our community stakeholders.
Innovative and Future Focused: We strive to focus on the future, and we embrace change and emerging technologies, explore new ideas and initiate changes to enhance our service to the community.
Lifelong Learning: We promote lifelong learning and provide dynamic opportunities for all.
Meet Our Staff
Tina Norris, Library Director
Matthew Winkler, Associate Librarian, Reference and Technology
Jamie Smith, Patron Services Coordinator
Mary Davis, Children’s Librarian
Amanda Brandt, Youth & Adult Services Assistant
Madeline Page, Technical Services & Cataloging Assistant
Michelle Saiffulah, Communications Assistant
The Hudson Area Library is in partnership with the city of Hudson, village of North Hudson, and the townships of Hudson and St. Joseph.
City of Hudson
505 3rd Street, Hudson, WI 54016
715-386-4765 ext. 120
Alderperson District 1
Randy Morrissette II
715-386-4765 ext. 171
Alderperson District 2
Alderperson District 3
715-386-4765 ext. 173
Alderperson District 4
Alderperson District 5
Alderperson District 6
Town of Hudson
980 County Road A, Hudson, WI 54016
1016 Trout Brook Rd., Hudson, Wisconsin 54016
948 LaBarge Rd., Hudson, Wisconsin 54016
993 Scott Rd., Hudson, WI 54016
546 Cty Tk UU, Hudson, WI 54016
676 Baker Rd., Hudson, WI 54016
Village of North Hudson
400 Seventh Street N., Hudson, WI 54016
608 Cedar Drive N., Hudson, WI 54016
840 Kirkwood Way N.
629 Cherry Circle N.
606 Cedar Drive N
303 Helen St N.
643 4th St N.
703 6th St N.
Page updated: December 13, 2016