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

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Summer Reading 2017

SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS:   Check the online calendar for updates. Visit the BUILD A BETTER WORLD page for more information OR to view program schedules by age groups.

Summer Family Flicks  Fridays, 2:00 p.m. AUDITORIUM

July 14:  The Lego Movie (PG) 100 min.

July 21:  Pete’s Dragon (PG) 102 min.

July 28:  FernGully:  The Last Rainforest (G) 76 min.

Aug. 4:  Bob the Builder:  The Big Dino Dig (G) 63 min.

Aug. 11: A Bug’s Life (G) 95 min.

The Build Guild  Mondays, July 10 – Aug. 7 ● 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

Robotics & challenges including LEGO WeDo, Sprk+, Spero, Ozobots and more! Activities change weekly. Open to ages 8-17.

Build a Better…Word

Mon., July 24, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Word Challenge for ages 7-9 MAIN LIBRARY

Mon., July 31, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Word Challenge for ages 10-13  TOWN BRANCH

Compete for prizes in a “vocabulary bee” (with points gained for knowing the meaning of a word rather than its spelling). Snacks will be provided for participants.

Build a Better YOU: Yoga for Kids  Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 8 ● 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Children ages 7-10 are welcome to explore Yoga with Ms. Susan from Rae of Light Studio. Comfortable clothes and a bottle of water suggested. No registration. Limited to 12 participants at the door.

BLT* Club (*Build and Learn Together)  Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 8 ● 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

LEGO® bricks building time. Free build, challenge builds, and problem solving opportunities. Open to youth of all ages.

Critics Club    Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 8 ● 4 p.m – 4:45 p.m.

A book discussion club for kids ages 8-11. Read the selected book before each session then get together to talk about it. Books will be available at both library locations one week in advance.

July 11: The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown.

July 18: This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, by Dave Eggers

July 25: The Journey That Saved Curious George, by Louise Borden

Aug. 1: Serafina’s Promise, by Ann Burg

Aug. 8: Tricky Vic, by Greg Pizzoli

Books Can Build a Better World   Wednesdays, July 12 – Aug. 9 ● 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Stories, activities, and fun for kids ages 7-10.

 Build it Better   Wednesdays, July 12 – Aug. 9 ● 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

Create and enhance launchers, shooters and flyers. Physics fun for kids ages 8-10.

Design Time  Thursdays, July 13 – Aug. 10 ● 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Kids ages 7-11 are invited to be creative with a weekly design problem.

Summer Science Storytime   Fridays, July 14 – Aug. 11 ●1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

A weekly program for children ages 5-9 with books and activities on a science-related theme. Space is limited; first come, first served on day of each program.

July 14:  Fabulous Physics

July 21:  Marvelous Math

July 28:  Twinkle, Twinkle, Not So Little Star

Aug. 4:  More Than Meets the Eye

Aug. 11: Science Adventure

Tail Waggin’ Tutors          

SPECIAL EVENT: Pups & Pj’s Tues., July 11 ● 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Town Branch

Kick off our Summer Reading Program -wear pj’s and bring a pillow to listen to a story and then read with Therapy Dogs!

Tuesdays, July 18 – Sept. 26 ● 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Town Branch (No program on Sept. 5)

Sat., Aug. 12 & Sept. 9 ● 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Main Library

A school-aged program for kids who can use this time to develop confidence in their reading ability and practice reading out loud with our Certified, Licensed Therapy Dogs. Bring your summer read to share with the dogs or pick one from our Library.  They love a good book!

Harry Potter Birthday Party   Mon., July 31 ● 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come join us for a feast fit for a wizard to celebrate Harry’s Birthday. Hagrid’s Army invites you to stay for a screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Open to youth age 7 and up.

Check Mate Chess Club   Thursdays, Aug. 17 – 31 ● 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Play against others at your level or learn to play chess. Open to youth of all ages and abilities; interested adults welcome as instructors for youth.

Phantom Tollbooth Celebration   Wed., Aug. 23 • 10 a.m. -12 p.m.    

A drop-in program with stories, crafts, and activities celebrating the story of The Phantom Tollbooth. Program focuses on ages 8-12, but all ages welcome. (Reading the book beforehand encouraged, but not required.)



Homework Help Mon. through Thurs., 4 – 6 p.m.  Program ended on Thursday, May 25, 2017. See you next year!

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.

Summer Reading Program  A five-week long program for kids of all ages 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.