Monday, August 29, 2011

New Hudson Library Location a Big Hit

Hudson Area Joint Library moves to the Lakefront Park area.    (Hudson Star-Observer, 8/26/2011)

Excerpt: The new location for the Hudson Library has been a hit. From February to May of 2011, over 56,000 people have walked through their doors. And compared to their circulation from early last year, their circulation has increased 32 percent.

Located at 700 First St., the Hudson Area Joint Library now occupies most of the building at the corner of Vine and First streets, across from Lakefront Park and the St. Croix River and right next door to The Phipps Center for the Arts.

The library leases its new space from the City of Hudson who owns the building. The Hudson Police Department occupies a portion of the building as well.

The library is flooded with natural light from numerous large windows and has many environmentally friendly features.

The first floor includes a spacious atrium, the circulation desk, computer lab and study rooms. The second floor which is accessible via a wide, winding stairwell or by elevator, is home to the children’s library and story room, adult fiction and non-fiction, and the periodicals. There is also a history room, a special area for teens and several meeting rooms as well as the Friends of the Library Bookstore. The new library also offers community meeting rooms and provides much needed work and office space for library employees

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