Cool Your Paws at the Pool Party next week! Wednesday, July 23rd 1-4 PM All ages welcome!

We are in the final two weeks of Summer 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.



 Summer Reading Program: “Paws to Read”

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Registration is based on the grade you just completed (for example, someone who just completed 2nd grade will be in the K-2nd bracket).  Summer Reading officially begins on Monday June 2nd! After you register, stop by the library to pick up your reading log (children). Adults and teens can start entering their weekly reading slips starting on June 2nd.

Book Buddies (Preschoolers and younger)

K-2nd Graders

3rd-5th Graders




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

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Teens and their moms hang out, talk about books, and eat snacks! The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 PM. We’ll be discussing The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  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!

And for July:

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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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