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2024 Summer Reading Program

Summer is nearly here and that means Summer Reading at the Newburgh Free Library is just around the corner. The theme of this year’s program is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” join us for another jam-packed, fun-filled summer planned for children, teens and adults!

Summer Reading provides youth and adults with opportunities to socialize and foster community. This year’s Summer Reading Program goes from July 1st to August 16th. Beginning July 1st, children and adults can pick-up a log from the library, which they can use to keep track of the time they spend reading and attending library programs. Each Summer Reading log submitted increases your chance at winning a raffle prize geared to children, teens or adults. Summer Reading prize winners will be announced on August 19th. Folks can pre-register for Summer Reading as early as June 24th.

The Newburgh Free Library will be kicking off Summer Reading fun for youth with David FunN’s Library Adventure Magic Show on Thursday, July 11th at 6 p.m. Children ages 4-10 years old and their families are invited for an evening of laughter, magic and wonder! On July 22nd at 6 p.m., the library will be hosting an epic adventure to the Land Down Under with the Didgeridoo Down Under Show, an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation for all ages! In addition to these performances, the library’s youth services department will also be hosting weekly storytimes, crafts, yoga and STEAM programs for children. 

Teens are invited to participate in Battle of the Books, a trivia bowl style competition for teens entering 6th through 12th grade. Book discussion and practice meetings will be held throughout the summer at the Newburgh Free Library. Our team will then compete in a regional battle on August 25th against teams from other libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System. 

The library is partnering with the Newburgh Brewing Company to offer a Summer Book Club for adults. At the first meeting on July 11th at 5:30 p.m., folks are invited to meet at the Brewery and share what they’ve been reading and decide the books that will be discussed at the July 25th, August 8th, and August 22nd book club meetings.

The Friends of the Newburgh Free Library will also be hosting two summer book sales on Saturday July 20th and August 17th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Newburgh Free Library’s Summer Hours begin July 1st.  The Main Library is open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday and, Friday; and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.  The Town Branch is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., on Wednesday; and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For information about Library programs, click here or call (845) 563-3625.


How does it work? // ¿Como funciona?

After registering for summer reading, pick up a reading log from the library, or print one below, and fill in a circle for every 10 minutes spent reading and for every library program you attend this summer.
1 completed page = 1 raffle entry.
Completed the entire page? Return it to the library and pick up another one! Submit all charts to the library no later than August 16. Raffle winners will be announced on August 19.

Después de inscribirse en la lectura de verano, consigue un registro de minutos en la biblioteca o imprímela aquí y marca un círculo por cada 10 minutos que pases leyendo y por cada programa de la biblioteca atendido este verano.
1 página entera = 1 entrada a la rifa.
¿Terminaste toda la página? Llévala de vuelta a la biblioteca y toma otra. Entrega todos los registros a la biblioteca no más tarde de el 16 de agosto. Los ganadores de la rifa se darán a conocer el 19 de agosto.


Registration opens June 24 // La inscripción se abre el 24 de junio



Print a reading log or pick one up at the library / Imprima un registro de lectura u obtenga uno de la biblioteca.


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