Children

Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten

Early Literacy education is very important to your child's success in school. The more children are exposed to sounds, letters, and words, the easier it is for the child to learn to read. That is why we have adopted the Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club.

Frequently Asked Questions about 1000 Books before Kindergarten
Book title log pages

What are pre-reading skills?

This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The seven Black Hawk County public libraries have come together to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our community in partnership with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation. The Hudson Public Library Foundation is supporting our local Black Hawk County 50643 zip code area (Hudson and Voorhies). Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, quality books to children from birth until age five. You may register your child at imaginationlibrary.com.  Contact the Hudson Public Library at 319-988-4217 with any questions.

Learning to Read? Check out these links!

Starfall-Learn to Read Learn to read with phonics.

Story Place A digital library for children. This site has interactive digital books. These cannot be downloaded.

Preschool Storytime

Join us every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for preschool storytime.  This is a fun time with a weekly theme that includes stories, crafts, and games.  Parents are recommended to participate as well.  Storytime meets at the library. Previous storytimes during the pandemic are available online. Click HERE for our complete playlists of storytime videos on YouTube!  

Wednesday Early-Out Movies

Join us each Wednesday during the school year at 2:15 p.m. for movies! 

Thursday Youth Book Club

Youth Book Club is for kids 3rd-6th grade and meets Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.  The club is currently reading "The Unteachables" by Gordon Korman.