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The elevator will be repaired beginning November 10. Please ask the staff if you need assistance accessing any of the materials located on the second level. Laptops are available for those who cannot use the stairs. Please check in at the main desk to borrow a laptop.

Local History & the Elevator – Many items in the local history collection are currently in storage because of our continuing problems with our space-saver shelving. With the library’s  elevator out of service, even more time will be required to retrieve many materials.

To help local History staff supply you with your information needs in a timely manner, please call (845-563-3627) 72 hours ahead so we can retrieve the materials before you come.



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. 24 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).

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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.

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