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Be part of the FOOD CHAIN!

Help the Hudson Area Library and have some FUN!

  • Get together with friends over this winter to chase away the winter blahs.
  • Be a guest at follow-up parties …have a great social season.
  • Have a party while feeling good about giving.
  • Get to know your neighbors (or have an excuse to check out your neighbors!)
  • Try out all those recipes you’ve been clipping.

dinner-party 5Here’s how it works

  • Invite friends to your house for a meal.
  • Charge them a fee.
  • Send that fee to the Library.
  • Encourage each guest to repeat the process at their house.

Invite 2 people, 6 people or 50 people. Whatever is comfortable for you – it’s your party! Consider using this as an opportunity to meet your neighbors, help a newcomer in town to get settled, or renew old acquaintances. Use the library as an excuse to widen your circle!

Dinner party 8Charge $20.00 or $100.00 per person – or anywhere in between. You decide. Use the complexity of the meal as your guide. How much would your guests spend on a restaurant entrée of cheeseburger and French fries? How much for rack of lamb or pasta? Do you love 5 course formal spreads? Or a quick casserole? Serve lobster and caviar or SPAM. (Well, maybe we should draw the line….) Your choice. And don’t be limited by the time of day. A delicious lunch or pancake-filled morning works just as well.

Consider some library related entertainment. Know an author who’ll contribute a reading? Have your guests dress as their favorite literary character. Maybe the kids want to “Show and Tell” a favorite book. Or choose a “food” book: Diane Mott Davidson’s Dying for Chocolate (1993) is filled with mouth-watering recipes.

Make all checks payable to “Hudson Area Library”. Put Food Chain on the memo line.

Send to (UPDATED 12/01/16):
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th ST
Hudson, NY 12534

Print out an instruction page and give it to each guest. We want each of them to have a dinner party too. Same rules apply. And, hopefully, they’ll pass on the FOOD CHAIN within 2 months (or sooner).

In the best possible way, this is a pyramid scheme made for our cause! So join in. Send out those invites and help the Hudson Area Library serve the community in its new digs.

At Ghostly Gallop – Volunteers are the real Gold Medalists!


Volunteers from 2015 Sean's Run

(Photo from Sean’s Run – 2015)

The Ghostly Gallop 5K is anticipating that 400 runners will participate – a 400% increase over last year.   That means many more volunteers are needed to accommodate the added crowds and participants. Helping serve refreshments, signing up last minute participants and distributing race shirts are just a few of the jobs that need to be filled. The 15th annual event takes place on Sunday, October 25th.

To volunteer go to the website www.GhostlyGallop.info. Continue reading

Mother’s Love of Hudson and Books Recognized

Rachel Sheffer 1952 Born and raised in Hudson, Rachel (Borrelle) Sheffer emphasized the importance of the Library and books to her children, Valerie, Ken, Gary and Paula. As a tribute, they have now dedicated the Circulation Desk in the new Hudson Area Library in memory of their Mother

When the doors to the new Hudson Area Library open, in a building filled with new furniture and fixtures, one focal point will be the circulation desk. Custom built and curvilinear, it is situated centrally, directly in line with the main doors. Considered the “go to” spot for anyone with questions, it also has a 360 degree view of all the activities in the space. – Sort of like a Mother’s position when keeping track of her kids. 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.


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.



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.


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


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.


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



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


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