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Every year Hudson Public Library offers quality learning opportunities for our young patrons during the summer by participating in the National Collaborative Summer Library Program. This years theme is Libraries Rock and is focused on music. Below are the schedules for Pre-K- 6th grade planned events. In addition to the events, we will have a reading contest. Join us on Wednesday, May 16th for our Summer Library Kickoff registration event from 4:00-6:00 pm.

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To get text message reminders about SLP events on any mobile phone:
Text the message @499b89 to the number 81010 

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click the following link from your phone's browser: and follow the instructions

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Link to Rock Around Town Activities!

Summer Library 2017 Schedule of Events

Link to Reading Board including a schedule of events!

2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Schedule

Friday, June 1st- Kick-off Party with  Musical Performance by Duke Otherwise 6:30 p.m. All Ages Welcome!

Thursday, June 7: Instrument Discovery with Hudson High School Band Instructor Nicole Davis

9:00 K-2 grade & 10:00 3-6 grade

Thursday June 14: Rock and Roll

9:00 K-2 grade & 10:00 3-6 grade

Friday, June 15: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30  All Ages!

Thursday, June 21: ISU Insect Zoo 10:00 All ages!

Friday, June 22: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30 All Ages!

Thursday, June 28: Sounds in Nature

9:00 K-2 grade & 10:00 3-6 grade

Friday, June 29: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30 All Ages!

Thursday, July 5: Musical Masterpieces

9:00 K-2 grade & 10:00 3-6 grade

Friday, July 6: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30 All Ages!

Thursday, July 12: No Morning Program

Drop-in program Kindness Rocks Decorating

12:00-2:00 or while supplies last!

Friday, July 13: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30 All Ages! 

Thursday, July 19: No Morning Program  Happy Hudson Days!

Saturday, July 20: Hudson Days!

Drop in to make a craft and see our Story Walk!

10-5 or while supplies last!

Thursday, July 26th: Finale PARTY! Grout Museum 
10:00 All Ages!

July 30th-August 3rd Summer Library Make-up Week
Missed a Thursday session of summer library? Stop in any time this week to make up a visit and get your ticket.

August 3th: Movie Matinee and Prize Drawing!
2:30 A Wrinkle in Time Movie Showing! Prizes will be drawn before movie and winners will be announced. Items must be picked up by Friday, August 13th!

 August 3, 10, 17: Summer STEM with Iowa State Extension
1:30-2:30 All Ages!

*Schedule subject to change
*Last update: 5.31.18



Early Literacy (birth to age 5)

There is no need to sign up for our early literacy program. Simply attend the programs that fit into your schedule, track books and activities, and earn prizes for your little one. If you wish to recieve email or text reminders for these programs text @f47cf7c to 81010. or visit to sign up.

Early Literacy Schedule of Events

6/1 Duke Otherwise Musical Performance 6:30

6/4 Outer Space Storytime 6:30

6/11 Father’s Day Storytime 6:30

6/18 Zoo Sounds Storytime  6:30

6/21 ISU Insect Zoo 10:00

6/25 I’m with the band Storytime 6:30

7/2 Dinosaurs Storytime 6:30

7/9 Farm Sounds Storytime 6:30

7/16 Itsy Bitsy Spider Storytime 6:30

7/19– 7/21 Storywalk display at the Library

7/23 Alphabet Storytime 6:30

7/26 Grout Museum Sound Science Show 10:00

7/30 Dance Party Storytime 6:30

8/6 Construction

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Link to bookmark reading tracker and printable schedule

Link to activity tracker


Teen Reading Challenge (grade 6 and up)

Step 1: Register- To Register text @hbf294 to 81010 or by going to

Step 2: Read books and rate them either in person at the library or by using this link

Step 3: Meet in August to eat pizza and vote for the best book of summer!

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.