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Hudson Library Notes: Summer reading wrap-up

Tina Norris

It's been a busy summer at the Hudson Area Public Library, and we are so proud of the success of our Summer Reading Program. Hundreds of Hudson residents of all ages participated in our Book Your Summer Reading Program. The Tuesday programs proved to be well loved and well attended with lots of audience participation and exuberance. We had magicians, comedians, musicians, storytellers, creatures, critters and even a yo-yo master. Be sure to check out some of our photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Reading challenges for Book Your Summer involved scavenger hunts, new authors, book character guesses, nature challenges and other reading activities; we couldn't be happier with the results. There were also interactive lobby displays for posting about favorite books, characters, villains and heroes as well as your most-hated reads. We hope you enjoyed the Summer Reading program reading challenges and lobby displays as much as we did.

The amazing prizes and programs we've been offering would not have been possible without the generous support of this community. We are grateful for the fantastic businesses that are our neighbors, the many volunteers that support us, and the people who frequent the Library and attend our events. Thank you!

As the 2018 Summer Reading Program comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to say thank-you to all of this year's Summer Reading Program sponsors, including Plantables, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Dough Boy's Pizza, EJ's Pizza and, last but not least, a very special thank you to the Hudson Area Library Foundation who generously provide funding for the weekly Summer Reading Program performers, as well as unique programs, prizes and opportunities for all ages throughout the summer. Thank-you to all! We couldn't do it without our supporters!

Upcoming events

Introduction to 3D Printing, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2:30-3:15 p.m. In the library iLab. Everyone welcome.

Construction Club, Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Legos, K'nex and more. Grades 3-6.

Jump Start: Preparing for High School Physics, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1-4:30 p.m. A special program aimed at unlocking the mysteries of physics with instructor Ray Knapp. For high school and college students. Register online or at the front desk.

Library Board Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Origami Birds Craft Class, Thursday, Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m. Ages 14+. Register online or at the front desk. Toddler Time, Tuesdays 10:15 a.m. Babies & Books, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15 a.m. Stories for All (0-5), Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

Book Club for Boys, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1-2 p.m. "The Wild Robot Escapes," by Peter Brown. Register at the youth services desk. iLABS: Open Lab Time, Monday through Thursday noon-7 p.m, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tech Help: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4-5 p.m.

For all event details please visit our website,, or call the Library at 715-386-3101. See you at the Library!