Our library has entered the AWE Early Literacy Video Contest!

This video is our entry for a contest to win an AWE Early Literacy Station, which is a VERY COOL computer just for children. Thank you so much to the families who came in on Saturday for filming– you made this video possible! We will know if we won by July 1st, but even if we didn’t, it was a fun project. Thank you to Evan Ford for editing it. He did a top notch job.


Join us for the Mother/Daughter Bookclub

warrior heirTeens and their moms hang out, talk about books, and eat snacks! The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM. We’ll be discussing The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima.  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!



Spring 2014 Story Time 

The six-week session of Story Time for Pre-K children, ages 3-5, begins April 3/4 and ends May 8/9.

We’re looking forward to having lots of fun with the theme Down-on-the-Farm
Please register here for either Thursday Evenings beginning at 6:30 OR Friday Mornings beginning at 10:30.

Registration deadline is Monday, March 31st

Parent/Guardian must remain in the library during Story Time.



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!


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 _________________________________________________________________________________________

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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Bookchat meets the second Friday of the month at 3PM in the Community Room. All are welcome! There’s no assigned reading: bring whatever you’ve been reading lately, and swap book recommendations with others. See you there!




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!


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