Hudson and Libby, our Summer Reading Mascots

Hudson and Libby, our Summer Reading Mascots

Summer Reading is drawing to a close, but you still have time to turn in your reading!

The last day to turn in Reading Slips/Book-logs is Saturday, August 2nd. The grand prize drawings will be held Monday, August 4th.

Join our Facebook group to take a look at all the great photos from programs this summer !




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Summer Story Time

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“Paws to Read”

A Six-week, 30 – 40 Minute Program

for Prekindergarten Ages 3 – 5

Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 OR

Friday mornings beginning at 10:30


July 10/11, 17/18, 24/25, 

July 31/August 1, 7/8/ 14/15

Parents are required to stay in the building during story time.


Join us for the Mother/Daughter Bookclub


Sorry, Ladies!! Due to everyone’s advanced case of Summer Over-Commitment, MD Bookclub will not meet in the month of July.   :^(   We will resume with the August meeting.

Teens and their moms hang out, talk about books, and eat snacks! The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 PM. We’ll be discussing I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora. Sample chapter titles: Holden Caulfield Is Undead and Other Things We Learn at the Mall; Literary Terrorists Need Office Skills; Where Is Elena Going with That Ax?; Put Back Your Books or Boo Radley Will Get You; and What Would Fat Bob Do? Bring your opinions, your appetite, and a 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!

And for September:




This graphic is from the book "A Story for Bear."

Going back to school? Get your Library card!

Remember your most important school supply: your library card! It’s your key to success in school, unlocking books for book reports, computers with Internet access, and recreational reading for all ages. Students entering kindergarten may have a library card of their own with their parent’s permission. Start off the school year right: get your library card today!


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: _________________________________________________________________________________________

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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