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Main Library:
Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Programs

FALL 2016 PROGRAMS:

Super Science Story Times. Children ages 3-8 and their families are invited to join us for our new science-themed family story times. Programs will combine books, digital media and hands-on activities to introduce children to scientific ideas. Program is the same at each location.

  • Mega Mammoths Wed. Sept 14, 6:30 p.m. Town Branch or Sat. Sept 17, 11 a.m. Main Library
  • Water Water Everywhere Wed. Nov 16, 6:30 p.m. Town Branch or Sat. Nov 19, 11 a.m. Main Library
  • Physics is Fun Wed. Dec 14, 6:30 p.m. Town Branch or Sat. Dec 17, 11 a.m. at Main Library

Minecraft Meetup, Thursdays, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10 at 5 p.m. Main Library, E-Learning Center. Complete Minecraft puzzles and missions with other players at the library. Open to ages 7-13. Registration required and opens one week before each session. Register online.

Make a Fairy House or a Gnome Home, Saturday, Oct 1 at 3 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Children ages 5 and up, along with their family members, can create a miniature house with found items from nature. Along with your imagination, bring leaves, twigs, rocks and other small collected objects from your yard to use and share with others in being creative. Suggested registration here.

Branch Out! Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Town Branch  A first book discussion experience for children in grades 1-3. Borrow the selected book, read it at home, come to the program for a shared read-aloud, discussion and related activity. Books available at both library locations.

  • Oct 5: Library Mouse
  • Nov 2: Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote
  • Dec 7: Finding Winnie: The true Story of the Worlds Most Famous Bear

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Discussion Saturdays at 3 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room.  Children ages 8-12 can come each month to discuss the books and do an activity. Greg wants you to be there! The books are all written by Jeff Kinney…DUH.

  • Sept 17: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Oct 15: Rodrick Rules!
  • Nov 12: The Last Straw
  • Dec 10: Dog Days

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Thursday, Oct 20 at 6:30 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Stuffed animals of all ages (and their kids!) are invited to attend a sleepover story time! After some bedtime stories, stuffed animals only are invited to stay for an overnight library adventure. Kids can pick up their stuffed animals the next day.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS:

“Raconte-moi une histoire” meets the first Sunday of the month at 1:15 p.m., Main Library, Story Hour Room. Join us for a bi-lingual French and English language story time of books, songs and crafts. Drop-In program; no registration required. Presented by the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection. No programs for July, August and September when the library is closed on the first Sunday.

Summer Reading Program  A five-week long program for kids entering kindergarten and up, incorporating independent reading, story times, crafts, movies and special events all planned to make reading fun! Features the annual New York Statewide Collaborative summer reading theme.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors Kids age 6 and up can come in to read aloud to our volunteer licensed therapy dogs. Our dogs are very good listeners and reading aloud helps children develop confidence in reading skills. Held at the Main Library the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.; at the Branch Library (Newburgh Mall) most Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. Search “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” on the online calendar for up to date information. 

Knitting Club is a drop-in program that meets each month September through June on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Instruction for beginners available. Bring needles and yarn. Open to all ages and abilities; please note that children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Knit & Stitch Club is an all needles arts drop-in program that meets each month September through June on the first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Branch Library. Instruction for beginners available. Bring needles and yarn. Open to all ages and abilities; please note that children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.