A Quick Trip to the Library

Hudson Library on Highlands’ Main Street isn’t just a storage place for books – it’s a community hub in constant use by locals and visitors alike.

The newest addition to the Hudson Library’s offerings is a quiet study room, which was made possible by a grant from the generous ladies of the Cullasaja Womens’ Outreach.  The room is a peaceful oasis for one person, or a small group, to sit and get some work done on a typically busy day at the library. On the wall hangs a magnificent painting by Rosemary Stiefel that makes a soothing resting place for the eyes when they’re tired of looking at a book or a screen.

In anticipation of the Great American Eclipse, the library’s large meeting room will be host on August 4 to a portable planetarium that’s shared among the FRL libraries. Two short videos will be shown in this unique dome theater, at 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. The showings are free but space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your ticket.

The childrens’ area is arguably the most happening spot in the building. The youngsters can play games on tablets or an iPad, find hidden pictures in a scavenger hunt, flex their artistic muscles with coloring sheets and crafts, or – perhaps most importantly – sit and read lots and lots of books. Thursday mornings at 10:30 bring a small crowd for storytime, and Lego Club is held on the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 P.M.

Community Coffee with Mayor Pat Taylor has quickly made the library a popular place to be at 11:00 on the last Friday morning of each month (except November and December). The library provides the coffee, a different community organization each month provides snacks, and the mayor provides information and insights on various concerns of our little town. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Even if you’re only passing through, feel welcome to stop in, say hello and kick up your feet awhile. You won’t get the full Highlands experience without a trip to our well-loved library!