Hudson Public Library reopens Children’s Room

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Work to replace and salvage items damaged by a steam pipe leak earlier this year was in the spotlight last week at an open house event at the Hudson Public Library. Photo/via Hudson Public Library
Work to replace and salvage items damaged by a steam pipe leak earlier this year was in the spotlight last week at an open house event at the Hudson Public Library.
(Photo/via Hudson Public Library)

HUDSON – The Hudson Public Library held an open house event, Oct. 8, showcasing the library’s reopened Children’s Room space.

A steam pipe leak in the Children’s Room back in February damaged about half of the area around the circulation desk. The space had remained closed since then even as the rest of the library reopened after its long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with the Community Advocate in May, Library Director Aileen Sanchez-Himes said that carpeting would need to be replaced. The ceiling and walls in the area around the leaky steam pipe had to be opened as well. 

The Children’s Room of the Hudson Public Library held a reopening open house, Oct. 8.
The Children’s Room of the Hudson Public Library held a reopening open house, Oct. 8.

“Initially, what was thought to be a minor leak manifested into a greater issue,” she said at the time. “Industrial fans were brought in to mitigate some of the dampness. The damage was far more extensive, requiring an insurance claim.”

The library is open on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday hours run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.