Friends of the Library

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What We Do

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an organization of dedicated volunteers that exists to strengthen the Hudson Area Library through:

  • Financial support
  • Advocacy

We provide significant and consistent financial support to the Library through our bookstore, online sales and book sales.  The Friends is involved in many advocacy projects throughout the Hudson community.  We are also a social organization that fosters a connection to the Library with the aim of providing engaging volunteer opportunities to our members in support of the Library and our community.

Browse our page, become a member, and find or create a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests.  The Friends is a fun and flexible group of community members that shares your interest in books, supporting the Library and connecting with our community. New members are always welcome. Join now!

We meet at 5:30 pm in room 219 at the Library, every 2nd Thursday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November).

If you have any questions, would like to share ideas, or need assistance, please contact us at


There are many opportunities to volunteer and support the Library, the Friends, and the Hudson community!

Some ways to get involved:

  • Bookmark Contest for 4th Graders
  • Bookstore: Help with sorting, pricing, and shelving of donated books
  • Book Sales: Help with set-up, take-down, sales, and publicity
  • Board Member: Assist with planning, promotion, and staging of Friends activities
  • Hudson Backpack & Food Program: Help put together monthly flyer and pack library calendar
  • Online Sales: Look up values of donated books, and enter higher value books online
  • National Night Out: Assist with spreading the word about the Friends and the Library
  • Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Don’t worry about your schedule or experience level. We can always find a way for you to help that works for you!  The Friends will provide a mentor to show you the ropes and help you decide how you can best share your talents!

Get Involved

To find out more about how you can get involved, or if you have any questions, please contact us at:

2023 bookmark contest winners

Friends of the Hudson Area Library awarded Certificates of Appreciation to the 2023 bookmark contest winners. The ceremony took place at Weitkamp Park, and the winners received a bag filled with markers, Book Bucks to be used in the Friends Book Store, and Buddy’s Bakery gift certificates.

Quick Links

what we do
support the friends


meet our board

visit our bookstore
connect with us
become a member

Events Calendar

Left to Right: Heather, Joyce, Mackenzie, Cindy, Donna, Char, Amy and Alisha

Meet Our Board Members

President | Joyce Law
Vice President | Cindy O’Connor
Secretary | Donna Miller
Treasurer | Mackenzie Rowekamp
Book Store Coordinator | Heather Lacke
Members at Large | Alisha Cunningham | Char Kruger | Amy Thurston

Visit Our Bookstore

The Friends of the Library Bookstore is maintained entirely by dedicated volunteers and is always open during library hours.

  • located upstairs in room 215
  • prices range from $0.50-$2
  • books of all genres
  • DVDs and audiobooks
  • vintage and specialty books

Free Books

Free books are located on the metal shelves against the wall outside the store.


Subscribe to our Facebook page to see announcements for volunteer opportunities, in-store sales, and our semi-annual book sales.

No time to browse?

Look at our QUICK PICKS shelf for recommended reading. Books may have a brief review tucked inside on a bookmark. Feel free to review any of your favorites you find in the store and add them to the shelf.