The Hudson Area Library announced today that Friday, April 1, is the last day the library will be open at 400 State Street, its home for more than half a century. On Saturday, April 2, movers will begin packing up books for the move to the library's new quarters at the Galvan Armory. The move is expected to take about a week.
On Saturday, April 9, beginning at 10 a.m., an opening ceremony will take place at the entrance to the new library at 51 North Fifth Street. In recognition of the armory's original 1898 tenants, the 23rd Separate [Infantry] Company, a military contingent will present colors. The Hudson High School Band is expected to play, and several dignitaries will participate. The ceremony will conclude with a ribbon cutting, after which everyone will be invited into the library.
In extending the invitation, Mark Orton, president of the HAL Board of Trustees, said, "We want everyone to come and join in this wonderful celebration. This library is for the entire community. Once those doors open, the public will see what a great showplace this is, and a wonderful source of civic pride."
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