Holiday Programs

The library has a calendar full of holiday merry-making activities in December. We hope you and your  family can join us as we celebrate the season! 12/7 (Sat) 12:00-3:00pm. Family Holiday Film & Crafts – featuring “The Santa Claus.” Have a ho-ho-ho Holiday Family Film & Craft Day with us!  12/8 (Sun) 12:30-3:00pm. Kids’ Christmas… Read more »

Being Thankful

At the Hudson Area Public Library, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community members, business owners and patrons in the neighborhood of St. Croix County.  We appreciate everything you do to support us – the people who volunteer here, who visit us, who donate prizes for programs, who lead a… Read more »

Everything Parents Need to Know About Kids and Vaping

Even before vaping-related illnesses dominated headlines, advocacy groups were sounding alarms about potential risks. The aerosol in e-cigarettes can contain tiny chemical particles, they warned, that might cause damage to lungs. Those fears have materialized. The Center for Disease Control reports a multi-state outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping, including a teen whose lungs… Read more »


STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The goal is to train students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process.  Here at Hudson… Read more »

Top 5 Fad Diets: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many people hoping to lose weight are lured into trying fad diets marketed by the weight loss industry. However, many of these diets are often untested and may cause more harm than good.  On Thursday, October 3rd, 6:00-7:00pm, UW-Madison will join us for a discussion about current weight loss trends.  We will discuss fad diets… Read more »

Michael Perry is Coming to Hudson

Population 485 at the Phipps. After a 12-year absence, a prodigal son returns to his hometown. Joining the volunteer fire department leads him on a journey into the shared lives of his neighbors. Based on the New York Times bestseller, it captures the comic and sometimes heartbreaking true stories of New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485.… Read more »

Children’s Area Revitalization

Patrons may have noticed that our children’s area has been “under construction” for a few months and may be wondering why! The Friends of the Library and local businesses provided us with grants to overhaul our children’s area to better meet the needs of patrons. The grants allowed us to replenish all of our children’s… Read more »

Summer Fun Programs in August

We’ve rallied hundreds of young readers into the library’s summer reading program, and now it’s time to celebrate. In partnership with the city police department, the library is joining the National Night Out event and featuring Fantasy Corral, a traveling petting zoo featuring baby animals. The petting zoo is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday,… Read more »


From July 16-21 Hudson will be celebrating its annual RiverFest with a wide range of activities. The community is coming together for the theme of “RiverFest – A Party with a Purpose.” This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to learn more about our natural landscape. Here at the library we’re excited to… Read more »

Library Summer Camps

Summer Reading at the library has officially started! Blast off into space, learn about writing, travel back to the early days of Wisconsin, and experience the wizarding world of Harry Potter! We have something for everyone so come on down to the library for an unforgettable summer. All of our Summer Camps are full, but you… Read more »