Get A Kid’s or Teen Card
If you are reading this, you are probably a kid or teen under 18 or a child’s parent/guardian. Most of the Library staff have had a library card since they were children and we want you to have one, too!
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A LIBRARY CARD?
- Take books, dvds and music home so that you can read, watch or listen for fun or for schoolwork
- Use the Library’s computers for children
In fact, you must have a library card to do these things – and you must bring your card with you every time you come to the Library.
WHO CAN GET A LIBRARY CARD?
If you go to school in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, you can get a Newburgh Free Library card. Usually we can look you up in the Student File, but if you are a new student we will need your parent/guardian to bring in two forms of identification with your street address.
Home-schooled kids, pre-schoolers and younger children need a parent/guardian to bring in identification.
HOW DO YOU GET A LIBRARY CARD?
Ask at the Circulation Desk for an application form
- If you are age 11 or younger, you will get a green form to fill out and you’ll need your parent or guardian to sign it. Part of the form is our Internet Consent form, which your parent or guardian also needs to sign so that you can use the Library’s computers for your age group.*
- If you are age 17 or younger, you will get a yellow form to fill out. Your parent/guardian doesn’t need to sign for you to have a card BUT s/he does need to sign the Internet consent form section so that you can use the Library’s YA computers for teens ages 12 – 15 or Adult computers for those 16 and up. You will get a regular card and a keytag card that you can hook onto your backpack or school i.d. or keep in another safe place.
*Three Early Literacy Station computers with educational games are available for children under age 12 to use without a library card. The games are best for children ages 10 and under.
YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS VALUABLE!
You are responsible for everything checked out on your library card and for using the computers properly. That means that if you return something late or lose something you will need to pay a fine or replacement fee. If you loan your card or a checked out book or dvd to a friend and it’s late or lost, you will still have to pay the bill.
If you let a friend borrow your card to use the computers, you may both lose your computer privileges.
So don’t lend your library card to friends – instead, tell them how to get their own cards.
WHAT IF YOU LOSE YOUR CARD?
Let us know right away so that we can cancel your card and give you a new one. Since you are responsible for anything checked out on your card before it is cancelled, this will keep anyone else from using your card. The first replacement card is free; the second is $0.50 and any replacements after that are $1.00 each.
RENEWALS, OVERDUES AND FINES
Most children’s library materials are checked out for 3 weeks. If no one else is waiting for the item, you can renew it. Children’s DVDs are checked out for 7 days and can’t be renewed.
If you keep an item past its due date, we will charge $0.05/day and a maximum of $2.00. If you lose an item, we will charge you for the cost of replacing it.