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Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Accessibility

Accommodations are available at the Newburgh Free Library to assist persons with disabilities.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
A hand-held magnifying glass and a magnifying machine are available. The text on our computers may be enlarged to help those with limited vision. Please ask at the Reference Desk for help.

SERVICE ANIMALS
Service Animals are welcome at the library. All other animals not allowed.

RESOURCES FOR THE BLIND AND PRINT DISABLED
The Newburgh Free Library offers large print books as well as books on CD and cassettes to people who need or prefer to have books read aloud. These audio books are found on the shelves or can be downloaded at www.newburghlibrary.org/download-ebooks-audio/.

Anyone who is blind, visually impaired or has certified reading difficulties can register with The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL). They lend braille and recorded books and magazines, and the necessary equipment, to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read standard printed materials because of a physical disability. TBBL is the Regional Library for the nationwide program coordinated by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.

The Talking Book and Braille Library offers information about where to find movies, television programming, and other resources that have audio descriptions. The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project Initiative has a lot of resources about accessible museums and performing arts venues listed by state, and is updated frequently. The Talking Book and Braille Library can be contacted at www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl or 1.800.342.3688.

SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Scheduled Group Visits / Programs

The Newburgh Free Library offers activities by appointment for groups, schools, and homes wishing to use the Library.

Examples of activities may include:

  • Simple hands-on activities or crafts;
  • Story-time/read-aloud;
  • Games likes bingo, scavenger hunts, or video games;
  • Technology or computer basics programs;
  • Watching a short film.

To schedule a visit or program, we ask that you:

  • Request to schedule a group activity at least 2 weeks in advance;
  • Limit to one request every 3 months or seasonally per group;
  • Limit to 15 individuals, with 1 caregiver per 5 people (i.e. 3 staff for group of 15 adults);
  • Specify location of program at the Main Library or Town Branch.

Interested groups should contact Chris Morgan, Adult Programming Librarian at 845-563-3619, cmorgan@rcls.org for questions or to schedule.

RESOURCES FOR LEARNING DIFFERENCES
Books, magazines and other resources contain information for adults and children with dyslexia, attention disorders and other learning differences.

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY
NFL is handicapped accessible.