Hudson Area Public Library patrons can borrow mobile hot spots to take the internet wherever they go.
A hot spot is a portable device that provides Wi-Fi internet access to computers, phones, or tablets. They connect to 4G LTE speeds through a cellular network. Library hot spots come with unlimited data and can connect up to 10 devices at a time. So, if you want a reliable internet connection for your devices on vacation or don’t have internet at home and have a project to work on, hot spots are a great option. Our hot spots work anywhere in the U.S. where there is Sprint mobile coverage.
Rules for borrowing
You must be 18 or older to check out a hot spot.
1 renewal on units without holds.
2 of our hot spots can be placed on hold via the online catalog just like a book. The other 2 are available on a first come, first served basis.
Holds will remain on the hold shelf for pickup for 2 days then pass to the next user.
1 hot spot checkout per household per month.
The overdue fee for hot spots is 50 cents per day.
Hot spots are deactivated if overdue.
If lost or not returned, a $40 charge will be added to the patron’s account.
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.
Teens, be a part of what’s happening at the library!! Teen Advisory League meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 6pm to discuss books, games, movies and more!! Refreshments will be served!! Register on the Teen Advisory League page to let Mrs. Johnson know you can be there!!
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.
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.
Book Chat meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30am. Join our eclectic group of readers as we discuss all the great stuff we’re reading and all that’s on our “to read” lists!! We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. Check the library calendar for future dates.