Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH

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The Friends of the Library (Hudson, NH) meet the third Tuesday of every other month, September through May, 7-9 PM. Meetings are currently held virtually on Zoom. All are invited to attend, and you can register using the library Events Calendar.


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.
Follow us on Facebook and stay current on all Friends’ meetings, events and announcements!


2024 - 2025 Friends Officers

  • President: Susan Gould
  • Vice-President: Jan Walsh
  • Treasurer: Deb Cantrell
  • Recording Secretary: Margaret Femia
  • Corresponding Secretary: Melinda Huebner


New individual or business members are always welcome. Download the application form for individualsbusinesses, or pick one up in person at the Rodgers Memorial Library.

For further information contact the Library (886-6030), email the Friends at, or visit their Facebook page: Friends of the Library of Hudson NH.


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,
  • The Buy a Brick program, where members of the community can purchase bricks for the library's commemorative walkway,
  • 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 bookshelf display 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.



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