Hudson library hosts first Pumpkin Stroll at Liberty Park

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Marley Broderick and Yula Verdolino, both 2-1/2, admire a feather-decorated pumpkin. (Ed Karvoski Jr.)

HUDSON – The Hudson Public Library picked a “gord-geous” morning for its first Pumpkin Stroll. 

Library patrons of all ages visited Liberty Park on a comfortably brisk Oct. 23 to view a display of decorated pumpkins.

Complementing the pumpkin display was a 12-page story walk of “The Moon Man” by Israel Harris with illustrations by Ada Grey. The story tells how animals out in a field by day view a scarecrow differently than animals out by night.

Kids also got the chance to create seasonal crafts. Meanwhile, strollers were treated to free apple cider and apple cider doughnuts from Berlin Orchards. 

Prior to the stroll, the library offered about 25 free pumpkins for patrons to decorate and display in the stroll. Other patrons provided pumpkins themselves.

Conveniently located next to the library, Liberty Park has been a home base for multiple children’s programs such as music, yoga and story time.

In recent pre-pandemic years, the library partnered with the Hudson Rotary Club for a Meet the Scarecrows event at Liberty Park. Children’s Librarian Jillian Bennett noted that she expects future event partnerships with Hudson’s Rotarians.

Find information about Hudson Public Library’s upcoming activities at hudsonpubliclibrary.com and facebook.com/HudsonPublicLibrary.

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