The Friends of the Library (Hudson, NH) meet the third Tuesday of every other month, September through May, 7-9 PM. Meetings are held at the Rodgers Memorial Library. All are invited to attend.
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WHO ARE THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY?
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing enrichment, advocacy and support to the library community. Click here to read about the history of the Friends.
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The slate of 2018-2019 Friends officers are:
- President (Returning): Connie Owen
- Vice-President (New): Susan Gould
- Treasurer (New): Linda Kipnes
- Recording Secretary (New): Margaret Femia
- Corresponding Secretary (New): Susan Malen
WHAT DO FRIENDS DO?
The Friends support and provide funding for a variety of Library programs, including:
- The Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship, which has been awarded to graduating Hudson high school seniors since 2002 (see below for more information),
- The Annual Visit with Santa,
- Seasonal Library decorations,
- Summer Reading Program prizes for community children,
- Prizes for National Poetry Week, and
- Recognition for Library staff and volunteers during National Library Week each April.
In addition, the Friends supplement Library equipment, devices which include a 3-D Printer, a Telescope, and Early Literacy Learning Kits for the Children’s Room. Annual movie licenses and several museum passes which enhance learning activities for Hudson families are also provided by the Friends.
The Friends sponsor or co-sponsor enrichment activities including Author Forums and NH Humanities Council Speakers and Concerts.
The Friends hold monthly opportunities for community members to select gently pre-owned books and electronic media at Second Hand Prose (SHP) sessions on the lower level of the Hills Memorial Library. There is also a small kiosk at the Rodgers Library where pre-owned books, CD’s and DVD’s can be purchased. Proceeds from these sales are dedicated to Library enrichment.
- 2018 Report (PDF)
- 2017 Report (PDF)
- 2016 Report (PDF)
- 2015 Report (PDF)
- 2014 Report (PDF)
- 2013 Report (PDF)
- 2012 Report (PDF)
- 2011 Report (PDF)
- 2010 Report (PDF)
- 2009 Report (PDF)
- 2008 Report (PDF)
- 2007 Report (PDF)
- 2006 Report (PDF)
- 2005 Report (PDF)
LEONARD A SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2002, this scholarship honors the memory of Lenny Smith, one of Hudson’s long-time public servants and a strong library advocate. The Friends award the scholarship annually to graduating seniors who are Hudson residents. Applicants are asked to write an essay about the impact that access to libraries has had on their high school years. Scholarship forms are available by clicking on the links below, or stop by the library to pick one up in person. Applications are due by May 1.
JOIN THE FRIENDS
Your membership recognizes your belief that the Library provides an important public service to Hudson residents. A variety of active or supporting membership types – Individual, Family, Patron and Business – are at the core of the success of the Friends organization. All membership contributions are tax deductible.
Among the benefits of membership is the opportunity to support a dynamic learning resource and, if desired, join one of the active committees – Membership, Scholarship, SHP Second Hand Prose, Santa’s Visit, Holiday Decorations, National Library Week, Publicity, and Electronic Media.
On joining/renewing membership, FOL members receive a gift certificate for SHP, early access to monthly SHP sales, $5 fine forgiveness, and a bookmark recognizing a Business Member.
For further information contact the Library (886-6030), email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their Facebook page: Friends of the Library of Hudson NH.
Advanced Spa and Pool 2018
America’s Pets 2018
Anne’s Florals and Gifts 2018
Brox Industries 2016
Denise McCarthy / State Farm Insurance 2000
Dumont Sullivan Funeral Homes 2000
Early Start Learning Academy 2002
Enterprise Bank 2016
French Insurance Agency 2000
Friend Lumber 2018
Granite Subaru 2018
Hudson True Value Hardware 2001
Kendall Pond Pizza 2018
Kiwanis of Hudson, Inc. 2001
Sousa Realty and Development Co. 2001
Soucy Financial Services / Nationwide Insurance 2018
Today’s Image Salon 2000
Town Tavern 2018