Kindle and Nook Available for you to check out!
We have a Kindle Paperwhite and a Nook SimpleTouch available for two week check-out at the front desk. You must be 18 or older and have no library fines in order to check out. Come in and test out an e-reader!
Overdrive recently updated, which means downloading E-books is easier than ever! To find e-books, click on “Find E-Books and Audio” on the right-hand sidebar. For directions on how to download an e-book using Overdrive, click here: http://alliance.lib.overdrive.com/35D013B3-14B1-4D29-9AD5-BD9DC766044A/10/50/en/NextGen.htm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
We will be holding an art show the last week in June featuring local artists from the Hudson area. You are invited to submit a piece for the show! You art will be displayed all week, and there will be a closing reception Friday June 28th from 4-6. Do you play an instrument? Local musicians are invited to play during the closing reception. If you are interested in playing during the closing reception please contact Library Director Maria Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for requesting to submit artwork will be June 10th, and you will be asked to drop off your artwork during library hours on June 17-20th. More details as the date gets closer! If you have any questions, contact Maria at email@example.com . _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Spring Story Time
Prekindergarten children ages 3-5 are invited to the library to participate in stories, finger plays, song and art activities during the six-week session of Spring Story Time. The six-week session begins April 4/5 and ends May 9/10. Please register for either Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:00 OR Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:00 by clicking HERE. Parents/Guardians must remain in the building during the Story Time sessions. Registration required. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hudson Obituary Index Updated
Researching your family’s history? The Hudson History Room is a great place to start. Look for folks who were buried here in town, and/or start your genealogical research, by checking our list of obituaries available in the History Room. Obituary information comes solely from obituaries filed at the Hudson Area Public Library District’s History Room. The full obituaries are located at the Hudson History Room. All places named within the obituaries are located in Illinois unless otherwise noted. Copies are available at the library for ten cents a page OR by mail for a flat five dollar fee. Click here for the index.
Join us for the Mother/Daughter Bookclub
Teens and their moms hang out, talk about books, and eat snacks! The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00pm. We’ll be discussing the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. Bring your opinions, your appetite, and your list of books you’d like to discuss in the future! To reserve your copies of the book, please call the library for more information at 726-1103 or stop at the front desk. New members are always welcome!
Our May selection will be:
Join us for the next meeting of the Literary Guild on
Thursday, May 16th at 7 pm
for a discussion of Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda.
New members are always welcome! Please call the library to reserve your copy of the book: 309-726-1103.
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 2:30 PM
First Summer meeting of bookchat. We’ll talk about books (and other life topics, like we always do!) and also vote on if we want to continue meeting for the rest of summer or meet back in the fall.
History Room News!
Take a look at the library’s Hudson History Room
- Notebooks of Homes in Hudson Village and Township 1838-1930 and 1950 to present
- Obituaries and military records
- Information on Hudson and rural schools
- A collection of Elbert Hubbard books
- Vintage photographs
- Historical displays
Click here to access our online content, such as our online obituary and newspaper databases!