Wanted: Library-Loving Citizens

Consider running for the Library Board of Trustees in the upcoming spring election! If you live in the Hudson Area Public Library District, you are eligible. You do not need specific experience to become a library trustee, just a willingness to learn and an interest in libraries. Board meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Candidacy packets are now available. Ask for yours at the library desk or download it here.

Check out a Roku

Check out a Roku at your library! The library has seven Roku streaming devices available for checkout, all subscribed to a different service: Acorn TV, Apple TV, Discover Plus, Disney Plus/Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount Plus, and Peacock. You can check which Rokus are available through the online catalog linked at HudsonAreaLibrary.com. Rokus check out for 7 days and are not holdable or renewable. You must be 18 years or older and have a Hudson library card to check out a Roku or mobile hot spot.

Internet to Go

Hudson Area Public Library patrons can borrow mobile hot spots to take the internet wherever they go.

A hot spot is a portable device that provides Wi-Fi internet access to computers, phones, or tablets. Library hot spots come with unlimited data and can connect up to 10 devices at a time. So, if you want a reliable internet connection for your devices on vacation or don’t have internet at home and have a project to work on, hot spots are a great option. Our hot spots work anywhere in the U.S. where there is T-mobile coverage.

Rules for borrowing

  • You must be 18 or older to check out a hot spot.
  • 7-day checkout, no renewals.
  • Available on a first come, first served basis.
  • 1 hot spot checkout per household per month.
  • The overdue fee for hot spots is 50 cents per day.
  • Hot spots are deactivated if overdue.
  • If lost or not returned, a $40 charge will be added to the patron’s account.

Explore More Illinois

Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions

Explore More Illinois is a program developed by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) which allows cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.

With your Hudson library card you can take advantage of free/discounted admission and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois museums and cultural attractions. Visit the Explore More Illinois FAQ page.

Go to Explore More Illinois reservation page to view current attractions and deals.