UPDATE: Support Our Troops: Write A Letter!
Thank You for participating! The Library collected 135 letters and drawings to send to the Troops! We know they’ll bring joy to the recipient service members.
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! What’s it all about? Try your first code lesson here.
Tween/Teen App Club
Interested in all things “techy”? Join our new Tween & Teen App Club. Open to Grades 6-12. Next meeting is at the Town Branch, Friday December 12, 6-7 p.m. 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.
Winter Break Family Films
Come to the Main Library for matinee movies during school break. 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. “Despicable Me” and “Toy Story” will be sure to brighten your school break! Check the online calendar for exact dates and the selected titles being shown.
Special MAGIC TREE HOUSE CLUB meeting
Monday, December 22, 1-2 p.m. at the Town Branch. An afternoon program during Winter Break. We’ll be reading “Winter of the Ice Wizard” Brrr!! Open to Grades 2-4; no registration required. (see description under “Ongoing Programs” below)
New Program: Family Saturdays @ the Branch
Select Saturdays monthly from 11:00 to Noon at the Town Branch (Newburgh Mall). Program for school age children and their families. January 17: Scrapbook Your Family Memories. You supply the photos and we’ll supply the rest! Turn your holiday photos and mementos into a beautiful family scrapbook page and keepsake.
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Saturday, February 7, 2015
The first Saturday in February has been designated as “Take Your Child to the Library” Day. Visit the library and discover all there is for you and your children to enjoy. Programs on Saturday, February 7 include:
“Love Your Library” Postcards & Letters, Lobby, Main Library. All Day. Write a postcard to share how you and your family use the library. Postcards will be delivered to local legislators as part of the annual Library Advocacy Day, sponsored by New York Library Association.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors, Story Hour Room, Main Library. 11:00 a.m. – Noon. Children can drop-in and read aloud to our Volunteer Licensed Therapy Dogs. Program builds reading confidence and self-esteem in young readers. These dogs LOVE to listen!
Meet & Greet our Tail Waggin’ Tutors! Lobby, Main Library. 1-2 p.m. Come say “hello” to our Volunteer Therapy Dogs and their Handlers as we recognize their contribution to promoting literacy and reading aloud.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose! Auditorium, Main Library, 2-3 p.m. Do you like green eggs and ham? Have you fished in McElligot’s pool? Enjoy stories and fun activities related to your favorite Dr. Seuss books. For children in grades Pre-K to Grade 5 and their families. No registration required; limited to first 30 families.
Fancy Nancy Valentine’s Day Celebration
Saturday, February 14, 2-3 p.m. Story Hour Room, Main Library. Grades K-2; REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register via the online calendar or by calling 845-563-3618. There is nothing fancier than Valentine’s Day! You are invited to a very fancy Valentine celebration. Come dressed in your Valentine finery as we read enchanting stories, make elegant crafts, and of course have delightful desserts.
Family Saturdays @ the Branch
Select Saturdays monthly from 11:00 to Noon at the Town Branch (Newburgh Mall). Program for school age children and their families. February 21: “Sincerely Yours” Letters and Card Making. Join us as we create cards, letters, valentines and crafts to send to children and their families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Family Saturdays @ the Branch
Select Saturdays monthly from 11:00 to Noon at the Town Branch (Newburgh Mall). Program for school age children and their families. March 21: Family Game Day. Winter is ALMOST over! Bring a favorite family board game or play one of ours. We’ll supply the snacks.
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, select 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. Main Library: first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.; Branch Library (Newburgh Mall) 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. 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.