Looking for a way to serve?

Consider becoming a Library Trustee. The library will have two 2-year partial terms and two 6-year full terms to fill in the upcoming spring election. Candidacy packets will be available at the library September 22 and must be turned in between December 14 and 21.  Trustees serve as representatives for the interests and needs of the community regarding the services provided by the library.

Pandemic Tales

The library is dedicated to preserving all areas of Hudson History through the work that goes on in the Hudson History Room. We are living through unprecedented and historic times right now. The History Room wants to know about the experiences of Hudson residents so that we can record and pass on our shared story to future generations of Hudson residents. Take a few minutes to fill out this questionnaire and tell us about your experiences with COVID-19. Feel free to share the link with your friends, neighbors, and family so we can get as many responses as possible.

Eventually, we would like to create a collection of responses and artifacts from this time in the History Room so the more responses we get, the more complete the collection will be! Thank you for your help.

Welcome Back to Browsing

The library reopened its doors on Wednesday, July 1, for our regular library hours. Here’s what you need to know:

1) We ask patrons to limit their time in the library to selection of materials and checkout. We love that the library is a hang out and socialize spot. Right now, however, the hanging out and socializing need to happen outside the library building.

2) We ask patrons to behave responsibly and respectfully. Please maintain proper social distancing guidelines and be conscious of the personal space of others. We trust our patrons to remain home if they are ill or have potentially been in contact with someone who is ill.

3) We ask patrons to call us for curbside service and use our online resources Axis360, OverDrive, Biblioboard and Tumblebooks when coming to the library is uncomfortable or inadvisable. Current conditions should not keep anyone from using their library.

*NEW* Free DMV Practice Tests

Ace your Illinois driving test by using these free practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL licenses. You’ll find the official handbooks to study and a variety of practice tests to take. The questions on these practice tests resemble those on the official knowledge tests, so you’ll learn what to expect on the official tests. What’s included?

  • 14 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 questions

Make Your Card Work for You!

Now is the perfect time to explore our great selection of e-resources available through the online catalog, RSAcat Mobile app, Axis360, Libby, OverDrive, Tumblebooks, and BiblioBoard. If you do not know your PIN, please email us at hudsonarealibrary@yahoo.com so we can reset it for you. We have video tutorials to help you learn how to search the catalog to place a hold, install the RSAcat Mobile app to your phone, and install e-resource apps so you can check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home. Do you need a card? Start here!

Say Goodbye to Overdue Fines!

The Library Board has voted to cease collection of fines for overdue materials. If you borrow it, bring it back. If you need it a little longer, go ahead and renew it. If you get an overdue notice, it’s a friendly reminder to renew or return. Returning library materials is just doing your neighbor a favor. Replacement costs for lost or damaged items still apply.