Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 group of dedicated library volunteers. Our goal is to enhance, expand and promote our library's services and resources.

Used books are available year around in the Friends Book Store, which is open during regular library hours all year long. It is located in the adult section of the library on the second floor.

You can further contribute to the library by donating your gently used books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and unused greeting cards. Donations may be tax deductible and donation receipts are provided on the donation table at the rear of the second floor.

Another way to contribute to the Hudson Library is to save your Family Fresh grocery store receipts and put them in the Family Fresh collection jar at the main circulation desk. For every $150,000 in receipts, Family Fresh donates $1,000 to the Friends of the Library and this money is then used to support the library and it's programs.

Also consider joining the Friends of the Library. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with flexible hours. There is something for everyone to do. Training is provided and no expertise is required.

Membership form (PDF format) 

Membership form (PDF format - fill-in form)

What We Do . . .

  • Has contributed $15,000 a year to the library budget over the past 5 years

  • Advocate for the library at local municipalities

  • Support children's programs

  • Add "extras" and improvements to the library such as comfortable reading chairs, microfilm reader and digital camera

  • Provide social and leadership opportunities for teens thorugh the Teen Advisory Board

  • Recognize and reward the library staff throughout the year

  • Encourage community involvement in the use of the library

  • Sponsor and coordinate adult programs

Friends Meetings

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. Check the Library column in the Hudson Star Observer newspaper for exact dates. New members are always welcome!

Used Book Sales

  • The main source of income along with memberships.

  • The Friends maintain an ongoing book sale year around.

  • All books donated are tax deductible. Forms are available at the donation counter by the Friends bookstore on the second level.

  • Books are accepted anytime the library is open

  • Books from estates are gladly accepted.

What Happens To Donated Books?

  • Some are used to expand the library's lending collection.

  • Some are used to replace worn books in the library collection.

  • Some are used for prizes in the children's programs.

  • Some of local interest are placed in the history room.

  • Some are shared with Grace Place, Turning Point, our patriots in the armed services, teachers, homeschoolers and other non-profit organizations.

  • Some are sold online for additional income at