THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! First & Main Hershey’s of Hudson

The Friends of Hudson Library & Historical Society
First & Main
Hershey’s of Hudson
Cold Stone Creamery
City of Hudson
Taylor Construction
Nicky Nicole
Fun ‘n Stuff
Dairy Queen
Eddy’s Bike Shop
Hudson Library & Historical Society
96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236
330-653-6658 ext. 1020
Believe it or not Summer is finally arriving, and with it comes our favorite
time of year: Summer Reading! Our theme this year is “Spark a Reaction”
and many of our programs will have a science theme, like the Magic School
Bus, STEM for preschoolers and Amazing Magnets. We’re also offering
perennial favorites like Garden Day and Donuts for Dads.
We’re very excited for the return of The Bubble Lady to kick off Summer
Reading on June 9. Award-winning author Angela Johnson will visit on
June 14 and comedy juggler Matt Jergens will perform on July 15. We’ll
also have our third annual Ohio Author Day on July 19 and musician
Jim Gill will give a concert on the First & Main Green on August 1.
There’s something for everyone at Hudson Library this summer. Don’t
forget to go online or stop by and sign up for our e-newsletter so you’ll be
up to date on everything that’s happening. We’ll be seeing you!
Summer Reading
Volunteer Training
Saturday, June 7 at
1:00 p.m.
Grades 4—8
Want to volunteer? Sign
up at the Children’s
Desk starting May 19!
Where’s Dave?
Bring your Minion Map to
the library each week and try
to find where Minion Dave is
hiding! When you find him,
get your Minion Map
stamped at that location.
Then at the end of summer
reading, enter your map into
our prize drawing. You could
be a winner!
The Summer Storytime session runs from June 16 to July 31.
Sign-ups begin Saturday, June 7. See our Storytime
brochure for more information!
Sign up at Children’s Desk.
Lapsit (birth-10 months): Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Summer Reading 2014
June 9—August 2
Program Rules & Registration
Babytime (6-24 months): Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays,
11:00 a.m.
Tales for Twos & Threes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday, 10:15 a.m.
Totally Threes: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
1. Sign up at the Children’s desk starting Monday, June 9.
You’ll receive a bag containing all the materials you need.
2. Keep track of the time you spend reading by filling in the
beakers on your reading record.
3. Bring your reading record to the library each time you
come, and you’ll get a turn on our game board for each
hour you read. Rewards and/or prize entries are given
out for the 5, 10 and 15 hour marks.
4. When you reach 20 hours, you can fill out an entry for
our grand prize drawing AND have your picture posted
on our Robot Buddies Wall of Fame!
5. Keep reading! You’ll get more turns on our game board
and more chances to win prizes!
My Time for Fours & Fives: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays,
1:15 p.m.
Lunch Bunch (for kids entering Kindergarten): Mondays, 12:00 p.m.
No registration needed!
All Together Now (2-5 years): Mondays, 9:30 a.m.
Babytime (6-24 months): Mondays, 11:00 a.m.
Pajama Storytime (all ages): First Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m.
Campfire Storytime (all ages): Wednesdays, June 25, July 23 and
August 13, 7:30 p.m.
HLHS Art Contest
Butterfly Release
You’ve watched them grow, now join
us to celebrate their release!
Date for this program is dependent
on the butterflies. We will notify via
the library website, signage and facebook posts.
Touch a Truck
Join us at the library for a special
storytime all about big trucks, then
go to the First and Main parking lot
on Village Way* for a close-up look
at the big trucks of Hudson! Then
join us on the patio for ice cream
provided by Hershey’s of Hudson
(while supplies last).
Take part in our annual
art contest! Entries can
be two-dimensional
(painting, drawing, etc.)
or photography and
there are four age
categories for submission:
elementary, middle school, high
school and adult. Guidelines for
submissions will be available at the
public service desks starting on
June 16. Voting will take place on
Sunday, August 17.
Pokémon League
STORYTIME: 9:30 a.m.
TRUCKS: 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Bring your Pokémon cards and
accessories, and have fun trading,
talking shop and playing against
each other. For ages 6-13.
*for everyone’s safety, please keep
clear of the Village Way lot until
10:00 a.m.
Saturdays, May 31, June 28,
July 26, August 30
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
The Write Stuff
Back by popular demand! Teams
from Hudson and neighboring
libraries will battle it out in this
Muggle-friendly Quidditch game.
Registration required to play; for
grades 4-9.
Join us each month for fun
creative writing activities and guest
authors. For writers in grades 5-7;
registration required. Meets in the
Laurel Lake Room.
Thursday, August 14
Monday, August 11, 6:00 p.m.
RAIN DATE August 12
Thursdays: June 12, July 10
4:15-5:15 p.m.
The Bubble Lady
Join us for this opening day tradition and be astounded by
sensational bubble stunts! Register at the Children’s Desk and get
your free tickets beginning Monday, June 2.
Monday, June 9, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Angela Johnson
Matt Jergens
Award-winning author Angela Johnson
will discuss her writing process and the
traditions of “Juneteenth”, on which her
newest book, All Different Now, is
based. Ms. Johnson has written over
forty books for children and teens,
many of them set in Ohio. Her books
will be available for purchase, and she
will be signing after the event.
Join renowned comedy juggler Matt
Jergens for a spectacular and
engaging show, fun for all ages! Want
to learn how to juggle? Sign up for
Matt’s workshop, taking place
immediately after the show.
Saturday, June 14, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
SHOW(no registration, all ages): 1:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP (registration required,
ages 8 and up): 2:00 p.m.
Ohio Author Day—Saturday, July 19
Meet some local celebrities! Ohio children’s and teen authors will be at the library
to celebrate the fourth annual Ohio Author Day. Books for signing will be
available from The Learned Owl.
9:30—11:00 a.m. : Panel discussion with children’s book illustrators Lindsay
Ward and Barry Gott. 1:00—4:00 p.m. : Meet and greet with Ohio authors.
Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour
Sing, clap, jump and sneeze along on the First & Main Green with
the incomparable Jim Gill, then head over to the library patio for a
sweet ice cream party provided by Coldstone Creamery! Concert is
co-sponsored by First & Main and the Friends of Hudson Library.
Friday, August 1, 11:00 a.m.
Butterfly Garden
Planting Day
Help us plant flowers to make a
beautiful butterfly garden! All ages
welcome; all supplies provided.
Saturday, May 31, 3:00 p.m.
Bike to the Library
Bike to the library and learn about bike
maintenance with Eddy’s Bike Shop,
then decorate your own bike for
a parade!
Sunday, June 1, 2:00 p.m.
Listen Up!
Take some audio books along for your
summer trip! We’ll preview and
discuss titles for all ages and genres.
Wednesday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.
We’ll work as a team to build a giant
robot, and create a story together.
Then our robot will go on display in the
library for an entire month!
Registration required, grades 1-4.
Monday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.
Magic School Bus
Ride on the Magic School Bus with us!
We’ll watch a video, do a related
activity and have a snack. For grades
1-3; registration required.
Fridays, June 20 & July 18, 10:00 a.m.
Space Camp
Donuts for Dads
Share a sweet treat with your
favorite grown-up fellow,
then do a special project
together, provided by Lowes!
Registration required,
ages 4-11.
Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.
Sparkly Science
Who says science isn’t pretty? Join us for
some fun crafts and experiments with
plenty of sparkle. Registration required,
grades 2-4.
Monday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.
Campfire Stories
Join us for an evening of
stories, songs, activities and
a craft. All ages welcome!
Wednesdays, June 25 & July 23, 7:00 p.m.
Simply STEM
Join us for a science themed story followed
by some fun hands-on activities!
Registration required, ages 3-6 with
adult caregiver.
Fridays, June 27 & July 25, 10:00 a.m.
Program registrations begin 1 week
before the start of each program
unless otherwise indicated. Stop by or
call us at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Hudson Ballet
Dancers from the Hudson
Conservatory of Ballet
will host an interactive
storytime for children.
Registration required,
ages 3-6.
Saturday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.
Amazing Magnets
Do you have what it takes to
make it in space? We’ll
share some stellar astronaut
training activities, a story
and a fun rocket craft.
Registration required, ages
3-6 with a grown-up.
Wednesday, July 16, 3:00 p.m.
Lift Off!
Hold on tight as we learn about wind
Kids, come and discover the
resistance and forces to build a working
power of magnets! Play,
hovercraft. Registration required,
experiment and learn about
grades K-3.
amazing magnets and build
a magnetic creature of your
Thursday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
own! Registration required, grades 1-3.
Monday, June 30, 3:30 p.m.
I Survived
You’ve read the series,
now live the disasters!
Are YOU a survivor?
Beat the summer heat—drop in and make
required, for
a cool craft! For grades K-5; younger
children may need adult assistance.
Tuesday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.
Mondays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
2:00 p.m.
Drop in Crafts
Chalk the Walk
Create a masterpiece in
chalk on the Library’s
front walk! All ages are
Friday, July 11, 9:30 a.m.
Christmas in July
There’s only 154 days left! Get your list
started early by making some neat
crafts to give as gifts.
Registration required; grades 1-4.
Thursday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.