From our popular storytime to our engaging reading programs, the Hudson Area Public Library is a great resource for kids of all ages. Check out some our programs below and make sure to visit the calendar to see all of our upcoming kid-friendly events!
Page Turner Adventures – A New Virtual Adventure Each Week!
Show – Dr. Loboto’s STEAM Lab & Movie Magic
Younger Kid Craft – Thaumatropes
Older Kid Craft – Balloon Rockets
Author Talk – Chris & JJ Grabenstein
Author Talk – Teresa Robeson
Tween Craft – Phenakistoscopes
Tween Craft – S’mores Made in a Solar Oven
Bonus Video – Such a Library Book Trailer
Performer – PBS Star Steve Trash
Digital Resources for Kids
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Login for TumbleMath
www.TumbleBooks.com – K-6 ebook collection.
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Login for Audio Book Cloud
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.
Join us for Simply a Story Storytime With Miss Sara!
Each weekday, a new story will be available on our YouTube page from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Hudson Library YouTube Channel.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
You 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!
To register, stop by the Youth Services Desk and ask a 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.
- 100 books
- 250 books
- 500 books
- 750 books
- 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.