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

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2015 Early Literacy Summer Programs


Click here to see a full schedule of Early Literacy Summer Programs, featuring story times and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; a Kindergarten prep series, and the Shake, Rattle & Read music and movement program. All early literacy programs are drop-in with no registration required. Check the online calendar for dates, times, locations and age ranges for these events, or call 563-3623 for more information.


New this year is the “Ready to Read Club,” a summer reading club just for children birth to age 5. Pick up a “Ready to Read Club” game sheet at the MAIN or Branch Library, and enjoy fun activities that encourage talking, singing, reading, writing and playing together to promote reading readiness for your baby, toddler or preschooler!

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
  • Programs, including story times, music and movement, preschool art and more!

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 during the winter, spring and fall for preschoolers from birth up to age 5. Check the online calendar for these and other early literacy programs for young children. 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! Looking for some suggestions of books and animated e-books to enjoy? Are you ready to learn to read? Are you getting ready for school? 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.