Break Into Books: Winter Reading Program
All ages 0-adult! Register by clicking HERE.
Pick up your bingo sheet at the Library, color or mark off the squares as you read the books between Dec 20, 2013 and Jan 6, 2014, when you have 5 in a row bring in your sheet for a BINGO BOOK! Participants may have up to 5 BINGO books.
Free event:HAPLD Family Dinner and a Movie Night
6:00 PM, Friday, January 24 at the Hudson Town Hall
Enjoy a free pizza dinner with your family and enjoy the movie Epic! Rosati’s Pizza will cater the event with pizza, salad, drink, and a cookie. Seating is limited, so you must call the library to reserve your spot: 309-726-1103.
Pre-k children, ages 3-5, are invited to the library for storytelling, games, crafts, and more! Parent/Guardian must remain in the building.
Register by clicking here for:
Thursday Evenings beginning at 6:30
Friday Mornings beginning at 10:30
Dates: January 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, 30/31, February 6/7, 13/14
DATES: December 12th and 13th
Join us for the Mother/Daughter Bookclub
Teens and their moms hang out, talk about books, and eat snacks! The next meeting will be Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 AM. Please note the special time!! We will also meet in a special place!! We’ll be discussing Cyrano by Geraldine McCaughrean and watch the movie Roxanne with Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah. 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!
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 _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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.
Bookchat meets the second Friday of the month at 3PM in the Community Room. All are welcome! We share whatever we’ve been reading lately and have fun! See you there.
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!