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The Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library

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Libraries are changing.  Originally designed for solitary pursuits, they are now centers of activity.  Whether connecting people with resources or with one another, the library has moved beyond a whispered book repository and become a community hub committed to lifelong learning and collaboration.   Today users are exploring an expanding world of ideas, discovering new skills, investigating new fields of knowledge, even learning new languages. Continue reading

Progress Report – 2/21/2015

Here are photographs that give a closer look at the progress being made on the new Library.

Board President Mark Orton said that the work being done during the past few months, while vital, wasn’t very visible.  “Running electrical wires and plumbing lines in a space as big as the Armory didn’t make much of an impression,” he said.  “But now various aspects of this huge project are coming together and coming together quickly.  Once spaces begin being framed out, we can picture more clearly exactly how the new Library will look when completed.  Given how long we’ve been planning this, it’s really exciting as it comes to fruition.”

It is anticipated that move-in will take place by the end of this year.

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This photo shows the western (Short Street) side of the drill shed with framing of the History Room, the Teen Room and a staff Book Processing Room at the center back.

 

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An overall view of the drill shed looking towards Fifth Street. The main entrance is in the center with partitions in place under the mezzanine.

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Looking towards the West (Short Street), framing is visible as is the partitioning off of the second floor.

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The handicapped accessible ramp with installed stone veneer is in the foreground. Stairs, also covered in stone veneer, are shown towards the center back. A pier, faced with brick, is visible in the foreground.

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The view directly across the full expanse of the drill shed from the main entry towards Short St end of Armory.

 

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Fifth St. Front entry/foyer. To the right is the Community Center and on the left are Library offices.

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Stairwell to the left when entering by the Fifth Street (Main) entrance. Breakthrough is for elevator.

Campaign Sign is Just the Beginning

The Library’s fundraising campaign got a strong show of support by City and State representatives at Saturday’s sign raising. Pictured here, from left: Mark Orton – President of the Library Board of Trustees, Emily Chameides, Library Director, Sean Eldridge – NY 19th Congressional District candidate, Didi Barrett – NY State Assemblymember for District 106, Ridge Harris – Representing Congressman Chris Gibson of NY Congressional District 19, Deborah Simonsmeier – representing Senator Kathleen Marchione of NY’s 43rd District, Mayor William Hallenbeck of Hudson, Tiffany Garriga – 2nd Ward Alderman, Ellen Thurston – 3rd Ward Supervisor, Don Moore – President, Common Council. Not shown: John Friedman, 3rd Ward Alderman.

The Library’s fundraising campaign got a strong show of support by City and State representatives at Saturday’s sign raising. Pictured here, from left: Mark Orton – President of the Library Board of Trustees, Emily Chameides, Library Director, Sean Eldridge – NY 19th Congressional District candidate, Didi Barrett – NY State Assemblymember for District 106, Ridge Harris – Representing Congressman Chris Gibson of NY Congressional District 19, Deborah Simonsmeier – representing Senator Kathleen Marchione of NY’s 43rd District, Mayor William Hallenbeck of Hudson, Tiffany Garriga – 2nd Ward Alderman, Ellen Thurston – 3rd Ward Supervisor, Don Moore – President, Common Council. Not shown: John Friedman, 3rd Ward Alderman.

On Saturday, May 3rd, the Committee for the Hudson Area Library unveiled the “progress sign” charting pledges and donation achievement.  Designed by Tim Legg , graphic designer at Wingo, Inc., the sign will be updated frequently as fans of the Library donate in support of the move to the Hudson Armory – projected to take place in early 2015. Continue reading

Business After Hours?

Thursday 8/29/13 – 5 to 7 pm

The library and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce are holding a Business After Hours event at the Armory for chamber members and others in the business community. In addition to the expected opportunities to network with others, the plans for the new library will be on display.

The Armory is at State St. and Fifth St in Hudson.

Although a RSVP is not required, if you plan on attending please send an email to BAH@HudsonAreaLibrary.orgArmory Project Hudson Area Library - night view