NEWBURGH – Beginning Monday, July 6th, the Newburgh Free Library will begin offering curbside pickup services. Patrons will be able to call the library at (845) 563-3625 to request materials from the library’s collection.Reservation and pickup services will be available on the following schedule:Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: Closed
Patrons may use the online catalog, available at www.newburghlibrary.org, to browse the NFL collection before calling or may opt to use our new readers’ advisory service called “Librarian Specials” – you tell us what you like to read, we choose the books for you to check out.Once a request has been processed, staff will collect the items and then call the patron to arrange a pickup time. A fully PPE protected staff member will deliver the items to a table on the curb of Grand Street (directly in front of the library).The library will accommodate both car pick-ups and walk-ups. Patrons must wear masks to participate in this service.
Also beginning July 6th, the library will begin accepting returned items via the outdoor book drop, located near the front door of the library. Patrons who have been holding onto materials since the closure are encouraged to bring them back.However, fines will remain suspendeduntil January 2021.All materials returned to the library will be quarantined for seven days before being checked in and removed from the patron’s record.
The Adult Services Department invites adults ages 18+ to attend our Newburgh Strong: Stay Connected summer programs and join the 2020 Summer Challenge! Check our web site for details, and the e-calendar for an exciting array of online programs that focus on health, wellness, building resilience and self-sufficiency. We also offer career developmentworkshops, computer classes and a vast array of book discussions and literary programs. Track your summer reading with READSquared, and enjoy activities, challenges, and suggested book lists.Call for Tech Support with your devices or downloading e-books, and make appointments for photocopies, faxing, mobile print and notary services.
Youth Services has a full listing of virtual programs online. Check the library’s website and calendar for details and links. READSquared allows readers to track their summer reading and provides suggested booklists. For readers who don’t know what to choose to read next, Youth Services is offering a “Pick Books For Me: Librarians choose, you checkout” service. Forms available on the website or at the Library.
You can visit the Newburgh Free Library through its various digital platforms: Newburgh Free Library website-http://www.newburghlibrary.org/, search for @newburghfreelibrary in Facebook, Newburgh Library @NewburghFreeLib/Twitter, and Newburgh Free Library in Pinterest.