Main Library:
Mon. & Thurs. 9 am - 9 pm
Tues., Wed., & Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. 10 am - 3 pm
Sun. Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Summer Reading Programs for Young ChildrenToddler Biting Book

Enjoy special early literacy programming during the summer for our youngest patrons and their caregivers! Events include bilingual story times, art for preschoolers, kindergarten prep, drop-in story times, and music and movement programs. See the full summer schedule of early literacy programs that run July 7-August 8 here or check the Calendar of Events.


Children ages 1-5 and their adult caregivers can join us for the Shake, Rattle & Read! music and movement program held at the Town Branch on Thursdays, July 10 – August 7 from 10:30-11 am. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program. SRP logo


The Newburgh Free Library has a lot to offer to preschool children:


  • A large picture book collection
  • Movies and music you can borrow and take home to enjoy
  • AWE Early Literacy Stations™ with a variety of learning games
  • Story Time programs

Our goal is to introduce young children to the library as a fun place to be, and to help children develop a lifelong love of reading.


Story Time Programs are offered seasonally for preschoolers from birth up to age 5.

Want to get a Newburgh Free Library card? Even babies who live in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District are eligible to have a card!

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The Library also has a Museum Pass membership program, which includes the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and other places that might interest families with children of all ages.