We’re open 24/7 … virtually
We’ve created a Virtual Library Center where you can find:
- Academic Support
- Online Experiences: Tour, Play & Explore
- Craft Activities
- Digital Collection
- Genealogy and Local History
Check out the Hudson Area Public Library YouTube Channel for programming. The channel includes:
- STEM activities
- Read Aloud of the novel Finders Keepers
- Library information and tutorials
- Storytimes – videos are only available during regular storytime hours and then removed per publishers’ guidelines. The schedule is Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; Thursdays 6 p.m.
We’re serving our tech-savvy youth with online programming, primarily through Discordapp. There’s a regular book chat, a new online Dungeons and Dragons group and more to come. To join the library’s Discord forum, email firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll send the information.
How to reach us
- Timeliest updates come via Facebook. Follow us here.
- We’re available from the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F to help you find information you need. Go to the website and click on “Chat With a Librarian,” call 715-386-3101 or email email@example.com.
Win local gift cards and books!
The library is working to keep families engaged while also supporting our local businesses. Each morning (M-F) we’ll post a challenge on Facebook. You can participate in the comments section. At the end of the week, we’ll put all the names on slips of paper and do a drawing. The grand prize winner will get a $20 certificate for a local business. Second- and third-place winners will get a free book mailed to their homes.
All of the programming money comes from donations made to the Hudson Area Library Foundation. Thanks to the foundation, we’re able to offer these great prizes!
- 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.
- Sanford Lab Presents: Neutrino Day – A Matter of Mystery Free virtual activities all week for all ages. July 6-11.
- NASA’s Mars Exploration Program . Check for updates and watch the upcoming launch of the Mars Rover.
Academic Support & Online Learning
In this section patrons can find more content for:
- Academic Support Resources
- Language Learning
- Online College Courses
- STEAM Learning Resources
- Music, Movement, and More…
This section has some great links for people looking to stay active and creative!
We have digital content available for kids, teens and adults!
Learn about your family tree and community with these resources:
- Nancy L. Hawkinson Local History Room
- Minnesota Historical Society’s Genealogy Resources
- The National Archives Genealogy Resources
- Wisconsin Historical Society’s Genealogy Resources
Learn about our new YouTube Channel programming and how to watch your favorite Librarians at home!
For those looking for information on:
- Wisconsin State Law Library
- Wisconsin Judicare
- Wisconsin Free Legal Answers
- Wisconsin Court System eFile Forms
- Sex Offender Registry
- Wisconsin Court Records
One this page you’ll find a collection of resources and tools for families:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
- St. Croix County Mental Health Services
- Western Wisconsin Health Behavioral Services
- Guide to Mental Health Resources Printable PDF
This page is packed with great options from the following areas:
- Art Collections & Museums
- Aquariums and Zoos
- Explore Nature
- Music, Theatre & Opera
Numerous options from COVID-19 information, to Library links, and more for both businesses and individuals
Check out the Wisconsin Digital Library, available anywhere 24 / 7 .
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