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.
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.