Kids interested in community service now have a club designed specifically for them.

The library is partnering with the Greater Hudson Kiwanis Club, a civic group that does amazing work for children in our community. Together we're launching a K-Kids Club, a service organization for upper elementary kids.

We'll have two informational meetings at the library for parents and kids to learn more. The first session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 and the second session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25. The regular club meetings are expected to be the first and third Mondays of the month beginning in April, and they'll be held at the library. There are no fees to be part of the club.

While the library and Kiwanis will have advisors for the club, the kids get to make their own decisions about projects and create their own plans to serve the community. The structure ensures kids have a chance to develop leadership skills and learn to work in teams, while also having fun!

K-Kids clubs nationwide have done projects ranging from organizing community food drives to helping the elderly with chores. K-Kids was first charted in 2000. There are now 1,200 clubs worldwide but none locally.

If you can't attend an informational meeting, you can learn more by calling Shelley Tougas at the library at 715-386-3101 or emailing stougas@hudsonpubliclibrary.org or Fred Dietze from Kiwanis at 715-381-0038.

For more information about this and other programs, please visit our website at www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org or call 715-386-3101. See you at the library!

Upcoming events

Teen Advisory Board, Friday, March 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. New members welcome! Grades 6-12.

Teen Night After Hours, Friday, March 8, 6-8:30 p.m. It's karaoke after hours at the library! Teens pick the music; librarians provide the equipment. Plus we'll open up the kitchen for cupcake wars and serve a taco bar. End the night with a game of extreme hide and seek. Register and get a permission slip at the youth services desk.

BINGO at the Library, Sunday, March 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Come play BINGO at the library. We'll have prizes and treats! All ages. Seating is limited.

Meditation & Mindfulness, Session 1: An Introduction to Mindfulness. Monday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mindfulness helps bring awareness to what you are experiencing through your senses, thoughts and emotions. Learn daily practices and gain a new sense of curiosity. Register online or at the front desk.

Tween STEAM: Oil Spill, Tuesday, March 12, 6-7 p.m. We'll recreate an oil spill, experiment with clean-up techniques and discuss the health of the earth's bodies of water. Register online or at the front desk.

What's Cooking at the Library?, Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Paleo cooking - discussion and tasting - bring questions! Ages 16+. Register online or at the front desk.

Genealogy at the Library, Thursday, March 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Exploring Family Search," presented by Lois Mackin, PhD.

Toddler Time, Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.

Babies & Books, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15 a.m.

Stories for All (0-5), Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

Novel Bunch Book Club, Thursday, March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," by Agatha Christie.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Book Club, Thursday, March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. "The Vile Village," by Lemony Snicket.

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