Take Home Play Kits

Young kids like the library’s books, but there’s something else that keeps them coming. They love our selection of toys, games and puzzles. Those items have been stored since March because of the pandemic, so we created a series of fun play kits for families to check out and take home. The kits complement our… Read more »

Library Plans for Reopening July 6

The Hudson Area Public Library will reopen for patron visits beginning Monday, July 6. The re-opening plan calls for limited hours and caps on number of visitors. “We’re thrilled to get people back in the building, but the top priority is the safety of patrons and staff. We’re taking a cautious approach. We appreciate everyone’s… Read more »

Bittersweet Departure, Tremendous Gratitude

From the smoky hills of Tennessee, I arrived in Hudson on a crisp October morning in 2015, with no idea of the challenges that lay ahead of me. At that time, the library was closed on Mondays, programming was minimal, and the issues of the past hung over the library like a shadow that stifles… Read more »

Reopening Status

When the WI Supreme Court struck down the governor’s “Safer at Home” order, people poured into downtown Hudson. The desire for our pre-pandemic lives is clear. Your library staff members are tackling the question of when and how to open the Hudson Area Public Library. (For information about other regional libraries, please check their websites.)… Read more »

We’re Open…Virtually!

  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:… Read more »

New MORE Catalog

The Hudson Area Library staff are excited to confirm that we, and our fellow MORE consortium libraries, are getting a new, updated card catalog. The new catalog will be available for patrons to preview in January and the official launch is set for February. The new catalog has many new features and advantages for library… Read more »

Swan Walk

At the Hudson Area Library, we’re showcasing the results of Wisconsin’s successful swan recovery program. On Saturday, February 15 from 1-3pm, we’ll kick off our program with a short movie from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources about the state’s Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program. Then we’ll take a walk north of the library to see… Read more »

Adult Winter Reading

A good book, a cup of cocoa and  a comfy chair – treat yourself! The library’s Winter Reading Program is running from January 6th – February 28th.  Treat yourself to a great book, fill out a Winter Reading bookmark, put the bookmark in the prize drawing of your choice & win indulgent prizes! Prizes include gift… Read more »

K-Kids: A Service Club for Kids

A club for kids (grades 3-5) interested in community service. New members welcome. Offered in partnership with Kiwanis.

K-Kids: A Service Club for Kids

A club for kids (grades 3-5) interested in community service. New members welcome. Offered in partnership with Kiwanis.