Hudson Area Public Library Winter Newsletter

Library News

Come help us celebrate Rhonda Johnson’s 15+ years of excellence and service on February 6, from 4 to 6:00pm. We wish her all the best in a well-earned retirement!

Break Into Books Bingo – a Winter Reading Program for all ages – will run December 1 through January 5. Pick up a Bingo sheet at the library and read to cross off your squares. Cross off five in a row to win a BINGO BOOK prize! You can win up to 5 BINGO BOOKS! Turn your Bingo sheet in at the library desk by January 5.

The Puzzle Swap Cart is back! Take one, leave one!

We are pleased to offer a Winter Story Time series for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years, featuring seasonal stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on activities. Online registration opens Wednesday, December 20 at Registration is limited and required, and participants are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Two 40-45 minute, identical sessions are offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm or Friday mornings at 10:30 am (January 11/12, 18/19, 25/26, and February 1/2, 8/9, 15/16). A parent or guardian must remain in the building while Story Time is in session, and regular attendance is encouraged. These welcoming sessions offer warmth and excitement in the midst of the cold season!

Visit the homepage to register your family to decorate a Gingerbread House on Saturday, December 2, at 2:00pm! Gingerbread house kits will also be available for pick up if you are unable to attend in person. Please reserve your kit for pick up on December 2 by registering at

Mayhem will ensue on Saturday, January 6, at 6:00pm at the Teen Murder Mystery—The Bloodwood Masquerade! Online registration will open November 27 on the Teen Advisory League page. Registration deadline is December 18. You will receive your part by December 22. Register early so you have lots of time to plan!

Visit the library’s magical display at this year’s Holly Jolly Hudson Community Light Display!

Are you reading the Caudill and Bluestem Award nominees? The Caudill Voting Party for 4th-8th graders who have read at least 3 nominees will be Friday, February 9, at 5:00pm. The Bluestem Voting Party for 3rd-5th graders who have read at least 4 nominees will be Friday, February 16, at 4:00pm. If you’ve read enough books, sign up with a librarian to receive an invitation to the voting parties!

Winter Events Calendar

Program details can be found on the library’s calendar page.

November 27, at 6:00pm—Teen Advisory League Gingerbread House Construction Extravaganza

November 30, at 6:30pm—Gingerbread House Decorating

December 2-23, open library hours—Gift Wrap Station OPEN

December 2, at 2:00pm—Gingerbread House Decorating

December 5, at 6:30pm—Carving with Randy

December 7, 10:30-12:30—Book Chat Holiday Special

December 7, 3:30 OR 4:30pm—Create a LEGO Ornament

December 20, 2:00pm—Knit & Crochet Group

December 20—Winter Story Time Registration Opens

December 25—Library Closed

January 1—Library Closed

January 6, at 6:00pm—Teen Murder Mystery

January 16, at 7:00pm—Literary Guild Book Club

January 17, at 2:00pm—Knit & Crochet Group

January 22, at 6:00pm—Teen Advisory League

January 25, at 10:30am—Book Chat

January 30, at 6:30pm—Make a Crepe Paper Rose Bouquet

February 6, 4:00-6:00pm—Open House for Rhonda Johnson

February 9, at 5:00pm—Caudill Award Voting Party

February 16, at 4:30pm—Bluestem Award Voting Party

February 21, at 2:00pm—Knit & Crochet Group

February 22, at 10:30am—Book Chat

February 23, at 6:00pm—Wordle Tournament

February 26, at 6:00pm—Teen Advisory League