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food for finesNovember 3 – 24
For its annual Thanksgiving food drive, the Newburgh Free Library will offer a Food for Fines program, where donated food items can be used to save on overdue fines. From Nov. 3 – 24 library users can bring their overdue books, CDs, DVDs and other items along with some food items to the Main Library, 124 Grand St. or the Town Branch at the Newburgh Mall. For each can or package of food that is donated, the fine will be waived on one overdue item. There’s no limit on the number of overdue books and canned goods that can be brought in. The fine-free period applies to current or previous fines but does not apply to lost or damaged items. Donated items must be brought to the checkout desk.

Only Thanksgiving-related food items should be brought in including frozen turkeys, instant potatoes, canned or dry gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned sweet potatoes/yams, turkey stuffing mix and canned fruit. Turkeys should be brought only to the main library on Mon., Nov. 25 from 9 to 4 p.m. Food items must be in good condition – no rusty or dented cans, cans without labels, damaged packages or stale – dated items will be accepted.

The Newburgh Free Library has supported the Loaves and Fishes, a consortium of local agencies that has coordinated a Thanksgiving food drive for the past several years. In addition to helping the community, the Library hopes the fine-free period will also encourage library users to bring back the numerous books and other Library materials that are overdue so that they can be made available to other readers.

For more information, call the Newburgh Free Library, 563-3600 (main library) or 566-0460 (Town Branch).


Free New York Permit Practice Testsdriver's test blue

Just click on to start practicing for your DMV permit. Also included are tips on getting or renewing your driver’s license, fines and citations as well as road signs and road situations.

Offered in partnership with the Ramapo Catskill Library System.



You can download many of your favorite magazines by using a new library service called Zinio. With your Newburgh library card you can sign up to access digital copies of more than 25 magazines that can be read online or downloaded  to your computer or mobile device to read offline. Magazines include Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Martha Stewart Living, Men’s Health and more.

Library users can browse from the library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no waiting lists and no limit to the number of magazine downloads. You see the exact same material you get in print, including full-color pictures, intuitive navigation and keyword article search. Some issues also feature video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. And there are no fines, ever.

Free Zinio reader apps are available for a wide number of devices such as the iPad , Android, Blackberry Playbook, Kindle Fire as well as PCs or Macs.

For more information on how to access this service, call the Newburgh Free Library, 845-563-3628 or 563-3625.


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