Write Your Story! A Summer 2020 Program

Imagine Your Story … and write it, too! Children in preschool through fifth grade are welcome to join our fun and creative “Write Your Story” program this summer!

Registered participants will pick up a blank booklet from the Children’s department and then write and illustrate their own stories … fiction, fantasy, biography, graphic novel, poetry, or anything at all.

We will contact you after you register to let you know when to pick up your blank book, and it will be due back to us by Saturday August 8.

More details will follow on what we will be able to do at the end of the summer for all of our young authors!

Registration is required and open now. Go here for more details.

We encourage you to write about whatever you would like, and we look forward to reading each and every one!

“Exquisite” Author Event on Facebook Live Today

Join us on our Facebook page this afternoon, Thursday June 4, at 2 p.m. EST for a live children’s event! Author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera will read aloud and discuss their children’s book Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks with a Q & A session afterwards.

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. You can find more information about Ms. Brooks and her poetry here.

The Hudson Library is partnering with PBS Books to offer this live program to our patrons, in conjunction with PBS’s “Trailblazing Women for Kids” summer-long celebration in honor of the women’s vote centennial.

To find out more about Suzanne Slade and her 100+ children’s books, visit her page here. To read more about Cozbi A. Cabrera and her art, see her page here.

We hope you join us on our Facebook page at 2 p.m. today for this fun and educational opportunity for kids and families!

Summer Storytimes Begin Next Week!

Summer storytimes begin next week! Our virtual summer storytime session runs from June 8 – August 13, every Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. Join us for storytime right here on our Youth Services blog on our videos page.

We will host Family Time, geared towards ages 2-5, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Babytime for the little ones under 2 will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Join your favorite Hudson Library Youth Services staff members as they share stories, rhymes, and songs!

Children’s Art Show Opens Today!

We are so excited to unveil our Spring 2020 Children’s Art Show! We are so proud of our young artists and the work they’ve made so far this year. With a variety of styles and subjects, this collection will teach you, inspire you, and bring you joy.

Here is the link to the online gallery.

Hint: click on a piece of art, and then you can easily navigate from piece to piece.


Many thanks to the children who participated in the show. We hope you had fun and enjoy seeing your work in the online gallery. Great job! Keep creating!