New Fine Policy

The Hudson Area Public Library has adopted a new fines policy that includes a 21-day grace period for overdue materials. In other words, patrons won’t face fees until an item is three weeks late. This policy applies to all regular items such as books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. Please note that special collections, such as… Read more »

Book Your Summer

We’ve planned a summer reading program full of cool events and great prizes. The kick-off for “Book Your Summer” is Tuesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. We’re opening the summer-long series of programs with Snake Discovery. Families can meet a wildlife educator who’ll bring exotic reptiles, a turtle and several snakes, including a large boa… Read more »

Hudson Area Public Library Launches New Website

As a resource and tool for the local community, it was important the Hudson Area Public Library’s website be accessible, easy to navigate, and promotes the multitude of programs offered. The Library partnered with local design studio Christiansen Creative to design and develop the new site. Overall, the goal was to create a better user… Read more »

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)

At the Hudson Area Library, we believe teens hold the key to the future. We want to help them unlock it by offering fun leadership opportunities. We’re looking for active members for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a group comprised of teens in grades 6-12. The board meets one Friday each month, and members also… Read more »

Spring Cleaning

When it comes to organization, most people love the result but dread the process. At the Hudson Area Library, we’ve invited a professional organizer to share her best strategies to take the stress out of spring cleaning. Valerie Cady, who runs Winnow and Spruce Organizing, will share the psychological benefits of getting organized, how to… Read more »

Gardening at the Library

In anticipation of summer, the Hudson library will be hosting two special gardening programs this month. On Saturday, May 12 at 10:30, you can join us for a program about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from a local farmer. Megan Greeson from Sweet… Read more »

New Fiction in May

The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz How it Happened by Michael Koryta The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky Twisted Prey by John Sandford The Cast by Danielle Steel Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts A Court… Read more »

Library Space Planning and Architectural Study

The Hudson Area Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified library interior design and space planning consultants with knowledge of best practices in space utilization and architectural studies to develop conceptual designs and provide cost estimates for interior remodeling of the Hudson Area Joint Library, commonly referred to as the Hudson Area Public Library (HAPL… Read more »

New Fiction in April

The Fallen by David Baldacci The 17th Suspect by James Patterson After Anna by Lisa Scottoline The Knowledge by Martha Grimes Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen Twisted Prey by John Sandford The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson The Sixth Day by Catherine… Read more »

1K Books Before K

Officially, kids learn to read in kindergarten. Unofficially, kids start learning how to be readers during their first weeks and months of life. That’s why educators recommend parents read not just to their preschoolers but to their toddlers and babies. The movement for early literacy has a campaign called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” A number… Read more »