Fall Storytimes: Live, Interactive, and for All Ages!

Our live, interactive Fall storytime session begins next week on Zoom! We have recently updated the schedule, in order to best accommodate everyone. Instead of age-specific storytimes, we will have a family storytime each day at 10:30 a.m. entitled “Storytime for Everyone!” Though geared toward children ages 2-5, all ages are welcome.

Here are the details …

This storytime session is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? Our Fall storytime session is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun.

The Fall session runs for 12 weeks, from September 14 – December 3. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom.

Registration is required. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child.

For more information, go to our events page here and select “storytime” in the drop-down menu.

Storytimes from Space!

In honor of our Space Weeks, we want to share a fun website called Story Time from Space.

Families can listen to storytimes from astronauts in space! In each segment, an astronaut will read a story while aboard his or her spacecraft up in space!

Featured stories include Endeavour’s Long Journey, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, Khalifa And Amal Go To Space, A Moon of My Own, Mousetronaut, and Rosie Revere, Engineer, to name just a few.

The site includes more than twenty stories to choose from, as well as several “Science Time” videos in which astronauts perform science experiments while in space.

Story Time from Space is a nonprofit educational program.

Fall Storytime Signups Available

Signups for our upcoming Fall session of storytimes are available now! The Fall session is from September 14 – December 3.

Our Fall storytimes will be live and interactive on Zoom. We are offering the following weekly age-specific storytimes:

  • Babytime, ages 6-24 months, Mondays or Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
  • Toddler, ages 2-3 years, Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • Preschool, ages 4-5 years, Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11 a.m.
  • Family, ages 2-5 years, Mondays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Additionally, we will have these storytimes:

  • Family Evening Storytime, ages 2-5, second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Movement Storytime, ages 3-5, third Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Registration is required for all storytimes. More information can be found here.

We look forward to a great season of storytimes!

New Outdoor Story Walk

The library has a brand-new outdoor story walk! Families can follow the stations, reading a book as they go along. The story walk is located on the lawn behind the patio, and it is always open.

The current book is You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo, and it encourages not only reading but also active movement.

After you read each page, you can practice being the animal and doing the yoga pose that it corresponds to, or you can simply enjoy reading the pages as you walk along the lawn.

Check it out, and let us know what you think!

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!

Staff-made Videos for You!

Members of our Youth Services staff have made a variety of videos for our young patrons: from storytimes to crafts to experiments!


Links to each video are on our “Videos” page here on our blog, and most will be on our facebook page, too. And we will keep making more, so check back here often!

We would love to hear your ideas for more fun children’s videos that you would like to see from us, so feel free to leave a comment.