Coming Soon to the Hudson Area Public Library

Read to the Rhythm

The 2015 Summer Reading Program! 

Watch the website for more information. Online sign up begins on May 26. 
 

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ancestryUse Ancestry.com for free
at the library!

Visit the library and use any of our computers–or bring your own!–to access Ancestry.com. No login required: click here to access ancestry.com (note: this link only works if you are in the library building!).  Stop by today to start your genealogical research. And if your ancestors lived in or near Hudson, you can do even more in-depth research at the library’s Hudson History Room!

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 Looking for something good to read? The Core Collection is a list of recommended books to keep in a library’s collection because they are either classics, well written-popular books, and/or are great representations of a genre of writing. If you want to peruse Hudson’s Core Collection volumes, here is the list! It is listed by author last name.

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E-Book News

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

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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.

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History Room News!

Take a look at the library’s Hudson History Room

You’ll find:

  • 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!