About Us

Our Mission Statement:

Through the power of reading we inspire curiosity, build community, preserve history and enrich lives.

Our History:

Established as a volunteer library by members of The Hudson Junior Woman’s Club in 1980, the predecessor to the Hudson Area Public Library existed without direct tax support.

The Hudson Area Public Library District (HAPLD) was established as a result of a citizen referendum in Hudson, Hudson Township, parts of Money Creek and Unincorporated Normal Township. The vote was held on March 17, 1992, and the question was approved by a nearly 70% vote. On May 12, 1992 the Hudson Area Public Library District became officially established.

Our Staff:

Jenny Losey – Library Director

Rhonda Johnson – Youth Services Manager

Sally Rader – Story Time Lead

Mary Scott – Story Time Assistant

Kathy Goldsberry – Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Linda Bachman – History Room Manager

Kessa Toland – Library Assistant

Hailey Burress – Library Assistant

The library is in search of a Library Assistant for Circulation and Programming. This part-time position helps plan and run Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds in addition to performing general circulation duties. Must be available Thursday evenings and Friday mornings and enjoy working with preschoolers. Please ask for an application at the desk or apply online.


FOIA requests may be made to the Library Director. Please use FOIA in the subject line if emailing your request.