Generous Community Gifts Library

January 12, 2011 —

The Hudson Public Library has had a holiday and Christmas giving program to enhance our book and audio book collection. In recent years, all books have been purchased out of donated money or by community members who bring in newly released titles. The library community has been very lucky to have such generous citizens. Some of the new titles on the shelves are:

Merry Christmas in honor of Edith Sleutelberg from Dick, Betty and Judy Crup are the cookbooks: Rachel Ray’s Look and Cook and The Complete Southern Cookbook by Algood.

New audio books in honor of deceased members of the Hudson Class of 1960 from their classmates are: Hell’s Corner by Baldacci, Port Mortuary by Cornwell, Crescent Dawn by Cussler, Moonlight Mile by Lehane, Cross Fire by James Patterson, Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan, What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz, In Too Deep by Jayne Anne Krentz, Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag, and The Emperor’s Tomb by Steve Barry.

Merry Christmas to the Library from Laura and Reinhardt Zeller has provided the set of Calico Illustrated Classics for teens and young adults: Moby Dick, Wind in the Willows, Great Expectations, Red Badge of Courage, A Tale of Two Cities, Last of the Mohicans, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Frankenstein, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Peter Pan.

Merry Christmas from the Enerson family are the young adult books: The Christmas Rat by Avi, A Handful of Magic by Elboz, The Report Card by Clements, Ruby Holler by Creech, and The Time Traveler’s Gideon Trilogy by Buckley-Archer.

Books donated by Mary C. Tanner are: Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham, The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde, and a subscription to Country Magazine.

Sarah Brasher has donated On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah.

Powerplay Inspirational Film Series of Billy Graham was donated by Ruth Studer.

In memory of Todd and Marsha Driskill from Jim Driskill is The Last Boy: Michey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy.

Stan Redding has donated Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy and Port Mortuary: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell.

Bob and Pat Rodda have donated the young adult books Woodsong by Gary Paulson and Guts by Gary Paulson in loving memory of John Robidoux.

Dan and Jo White have donated Grass Beyond the Mountains by Richmond P. Hobson, Jr., The Last Days by Joel C. Rosenberg, The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry, The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry, Mission Compromised by Oliver North, The Last Patriot by Brad Thor, The Lion by Nelson DeMille, and Robert Ludlum’s Moscow Vector.

Nancy Fredericks has donated The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker and Risk No Secrets by Cindy Gerard.

Madison S., daughter of Dorial Graybill, has donated the children’s book: Every Year on Your Birthday by Rose Lewis.

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The End by Lemony Snicket donated by Erin Smoke.

Children’s books: Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer and Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jan O’Connor in memory of Nancy Goodrich Fellows from Sally.

Merry Christmas in memory of David Clark are the children’s books: Dewey’s Christmas at the Library by Vicki Myron and It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon.

Children’s books in memory of Clarence “Punk” Wright from Bud and Dody Fowler are: Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies and Art & Max by David Wiesner.

Jim Taylor has donated children’s books in memory of Jim Stephenson: Three Little Dassies by Jan Brett and Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman.

Merry Christmas to the Library from Bob & Tom Hepker in honor of Lee Ann Minton is the children’s book: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama.

These and more books, audio books, magazines and music CDs may be checked out for your pleasure at the library. We have been moving book collections to meet the changing needs of the community and are in the process of putting up new signage, so we urge you to ask at the circulation desk for the location of different collections.