The Hudson Public Library is located just east of the Hudson Post Office. An open house for the public was held on Saturday, December 1, 2007, to celebrate the new space. Many improvements have been made since the move.
The Hudson Public Library was originally organized in 1922 by the Women.s Study Club, with the American Legion Auxiliary joining the Study Club in sponsoring the library in 1936. The library opened in the old Community Building but do to growth was moved to the Bradley Estate Building. Then in January of 1938 it was moved to the former Colman building and remained there until November of 2007. It was then moved to the current location, formerly known as Rogness Supply, or in most recent years as Hudson Furniture and Floor.
Thanks to a lot of volunteer time from the Hudson Town Board, present Study Club members, and other local volunteers, the shelving and books were relocated to the present building. Along with the move came many improvements to the library. An additional computer was added and the we now have a childrens area.
The library also has added a seating area in the library and as a celebration of the opening of the new library a Book Club has been started. The club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7PM. Everyone over 18 is welcome. If you would like more information on the Book Club please contact Marcella Paulson at 605-984-2264.
Thanks to generous contributions the library has received, the library has added additional computers and wireless service. The library most recently received a contribution from the Hudson Farmers Elevator and matching funds from Land of Lakes. The library has also received donations for purchasing new books as well as supplies to upgrade the looks of the building. We got a wonderful set of shelves from Augustana College, and some computer cubicles from the library in Doon Iowa. Anyone wishing to contribute to the library can contact the library board or any of the librarians.
At the present time the Hudson Library has librarians who would be more than happy to assist in locating reference materials, helping with internet service and locating any other materials or books.
Library hours have now been extended. Hours are Monday 12 to 6 PM, Wednesday 2 to 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 12 PM.