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Library of Things

As a part of the Library of Things, a collection of non-traditional items, the Hudson Public Library now has even more to offer! Sporting equipment currently available for checkout, includes a football, basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, disc golf discs, pickleball rackets and balls, Spikeball, bocce ball, Bucketball and croquet sets, and a floor stand bicycle tire pump. Newest to the collection is a daypack set up for family hikes. The pack includes a compass, first aid kit, flashlights, and rain ponchos. Binoculars are available to check out separately. We also have a new set of 3-fold laminated charts that are identification guides for plants, birds, insects, and more!

The Library of Things sports collection, sponsored by the Hudson Public Library Foundation, allows patrons have access to items needed only occasionally, explore a new hobby or sport, or enjoy outdoor group family games. For more information on the collection visit the Library at 401 5th St. or call us at 319-988-4217. 

New Adult Fiction Due Out in May

A Rip Through Time           Kelley Armstrong
Take Your Breath Away      Linwood Barclay
Countdown to Midnight              Dale Brown
Every Cloak Rolled in Blood
                                          James Lee Burke
Sleepwalk                                    Will Chaon
Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance                                                       Alison Espach
First Time for Everything               Henry Fry
Vigil Harbor                                 Julia Glass
Robert B. Parker’s Revenge Tour                                                                    Mike Lupica
The Boardwalk Bookshop      Susan Mallery
The Island                             Adrian McKinty
The Garden of Broken Things    
                                  Francesca Momplaisir
Overboard                              Sara Paretsky
Two Nights in Lisbon               Chris Pavone
This Time Tomorrow               Emma Straub
Summer Love                         Nancy Thayer
The Summer Place              Jennifer Weiner
The Lost Summers of Newport 
                                            Beatriz Williams
To place a reserve on any of these books or on any library material, stop in or call us at 988-4217.

Help Wanted

The Hudson Public Library is seeking a permanent full-time (35 hrs./week) employee. Responsibilities include providing public service to a diverse population with differing viewpoints. Services include, but are not limited to, reader’s advisory, reference services, and technology assistance with varied devices. The employee will plan and provide educational and cultural events, assist with the maintenance and promotion of library resources, assist with special projects and promote the library both internally and through community outreach, all in accordance with library policy and procedure. Minimum requirements include an Associates Degree or higher, Support Staff certification within 2 years of employment, proficiency with Microsoft Office software, and strong communication skills both verbal and written. Also required is the willingness to learn new skills and technologies, dependability, and a positive, friendly attitude. Library experience is desired. Days and hours of work vary to include Monday through Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The starting wage is $15.00-$17.00 per hour and benefits include health insurance, vacation, and sick leave as well as paid holidays. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Hudson Public Library, 401 5th St, PO Box 480, Hudson, IA  50643, or by email to staff@hudson.lib.ia.us.  Deadline for submissions is May 16, 2022.

Hudson Public Library


Welcome to the Hudson Public Library. The library is your one-stop source for all of your informational needs. We have a large selection of books, magazines, newspapers, electronic resources, and items available to be checked out by our library card holders. Here you will also find online databases, news, announcements, and a calendar of upcoming library events!