Never Miss a Hudson Event Again

Introducing a great new service that allows you to easily keep track of everything going on in the Hudson area! 

Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts schools, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You’ll also receive important notifications if events change.  

Sign up at Burbio.com or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.

Many of Hudson’s calendars are already posted! If you are involved in a group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact: groupsupport@burbio.com.

Explore More Illinois

Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is developing a new online program to allow cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.

With your Hudson library card you will be able to take advantage of free/discounted admission and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois museums and cultural attractions. Visit the Explore More Illinois FAQ page.

Go to Explore More Illinois reservation page.

Attraction of the Month
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of scholarship and showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincoln’s life and times. As an Explore More Illinois attraction, they are offering $2 off the price of a regular adult admission. 

The following new exhibits are on display for limited times and are included with museum admission. In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II, All Aboard: America’s Love of Railroads, and C-SPAN’s traveling exhibit American Presidents: Life Portraits.

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Children’s Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield
  • Viking Ship / Geneva

This list was last updated on May 9, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change. Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.

Ancestry.com

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

You can use Ancestry.com on a library computer or your own device when you are logged in to the library’s wifi.

NoveList

What Will You Read Next?


With NoveList you can discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series or author. You can find out what book comes next in a series, create lists of books you’ve read or want to read. NoveList keeps you up to date with new releases and award lists. You can print or download discussion questions for book groups and much, much more!

The link to NoveList is in the QuickLinks section. Simply sign in with your library card number and find your next great read!