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Library Newsletter – Winter 2017

Our newsletter is available online at the library website, by email and in print form at the library. We are making every effort possible to be environmentally responsible and to operate within our current budget constraints. To receive the quarterly library newsletter and/or our monthly eNewsletter bulletins, send your email address to nflprogram@rcls.org or call the newsletter editor at 845-563-3619.

COMPUTER CLASSES – Winter 2017 Computer Classes
Registration for Winter/Spring 2017 classes is now open, Classes begin March 2.

SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY

Please show your support of your library by filling out a letter asking New York State lawmakers to FULLY FUND libraries. You may access the letter here. 

The Governor’s budget includes only $81.6M in library aid. This amounts to a 4% decrease from the $102 million allocated by State Law based on the state’s 2010 census. This will mean libraries and library systems will receive the same amount they did 16 years ago in 1997!

We need to amend the Executive Budget and fully fund libraries at $102 million—an amount that is less than 1/10 of 1% of the NYS Budget but will serve over 14 million New Yorkers.

Newburgh’s funding comes from local taxes and state aid –  both are needed if we are to continue offering free Internet service, books and DVDs, and great programs for all ages.

Library resources are the best use of your tax dollars as these resources are reused and shared over and over – one book may be read by hundreds. (Think James Patterson!)
Find more information here.

 

LOCAL HISTORY ROOM

You are welcome to use the Local History Room was staff is available. It is still recommended that you call ahead before coming to use the resources in the Newburgh Free Library’s Local History Room.
To make an appointment, you can call the local history librarian directly at (845) 563-3617.
If you have difficulty reaching local history staff using the direct line, you can call the Library’s general number at (845) 563-3600 for further assistance.
For more information, go to our Local History Page.

 

FEEL GOOD WITH FIELD GOODS
PICK UP: Thursdays, 124 Grand St.

field_goods_logoThe Newburgh Free Library is a pick-up location for Field Goods, a local produce subscription delivery service. Each week, you will receive 5 – 8 different types of fruits and vegetables. Field Goods chooses the items delivered and purchases them directly from over 60 different Hudson Valley farms.

A subscription costs $16, $21, $27 or $32 a week, depending on which size bag you choose. $1 will be added to your order and will benefit the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library whose activities support library services and programs. All of the produce is non-GMO, much is organic, and all is grown by small farms.

This convenient program not only promotes healthy eating but helps reduce food waste and supports sustainability. (Each new subscriber will receive a $10 credit towards the next purchase. Good until Feb. 4.) To sign up & learn more, go to Field-goods.com.