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

Alison Burrell -  Library Assistant

Kathy Goldsberry - Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Linda Bachman - History Room Manager

 - Library Assistant

Job Opening:

The library is taking applications for a part-time library assistant working one to three evenings per week and Saturdays. Duties include checking out to patrons, checking items back in, shelving, helping patrons locate materials, assisting with programming as needed, and other duties as they arise.

Strong customer service skills mandatory. Applicants must be comfortable with computers and are required to learn the library circulation system. Starting wage is $11.00/hour.

Applications may be dropped off in person at the library desk or emailed to hudsonarealibrary@yahoo.com.


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