Support Our Troops: Write A Letter!
In conjunction with OrangeREADs, we invite children, teens and families to come to the Newburgh Free Library Main or Town Branch locations between November 1 – 10 and write a letter or draw a picture to say “Thank You” to our troops and veterans. Letters will be sent by the library to Operation Gratitude for distribution for the holiday season. Look for more instruction at the “Support our Troops” writing station in either library location beginning November 1st.
An American Girl Fall Tea Party
You and your favorite doll are cordially invited to attend a fanciful tea party in honor of the Fall season. We will play games, create a craft for you and your doll and, of course, have dessert. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Saturday, November 8, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Offered to children in grades 2-5. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit the online calendar to register.
Tween/Teen App Club
Interested in all things “techy”? Join our new Tween & Teen App Club. Open to Grades 6 and up. First Meeting at the Town Branch, Friday November 14, 6:00 -7:00. Bring your device (iPad, Nook, Smartphone, whatever!) AND your library card (if you’ve got one) to explore apps and all that’s available through the library.
Hour of Code
Join 100 million kids worldwide to try one hour of writing computer code. Come to the Main Library, e-Learning Center during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and see how easy and fun it can be to learn basic computer science. Open to children age 7 and up. Space is limited so arrive on time! For more information check out Hour of Code.
Winter Break Family Movies
Come to the Main Library for matinee movies during school break. 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Check the online calendar for exact dates and the selected titles being shown.
BLT* Club (*Build and Learn Together Club) BLT CLUB is offered the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at 10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room. Open to kids age 5 and up. No Registration required. Come be creative and build with LEGO® Bricks. Click here to see some pictures of things we built together! [best viewed as a slideshow]
Click here for the after school Homework Help Program
Magic Tree House Club An ongoing monthly book club for children in grades 2-4 to discuss the selected adventure and do crafts and activities. No need to sign up, just come! Meets at the Town Branch, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Check the online calendar for book selection and exact date.
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. Beginning in October, the first and third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, 124 Grand Street; offered Tuesday evenings, 6-7 p.m. at the Town Branch Library, Newburgh Mall. 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. in the Story Hour Room 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.