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

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Early Literacy Story Times & Programsstory-time

Early Literacy Story Times are offered seasonally in 6-week cycles, 3 times a year during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Story times promote the early literacy skills that children from birth to age 5 need for reading and school readiness by encouraging them to Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play. Check here for more details. Call (845) 563-3623 for more information.

Enjoy special early literacy programming for our youngest patrons and their caregivers! Monthly programs include family story times, art for preschoolers, and music and movement programs. For more information about each program, check the Calendar of Events. 

To see the content of past story time programs for ages 18-36 months, see Story Time Scripts


The Newburgh Free Library has a lot to offer to preschool children:

  • A large picture book collection
  • Movies and music you can borrow and take home to enjoy
  • AWE Early Literacy Stations™ with a variety of learning games
  • Programs, including story times, music and movement, preschool art and more!

Our goal is to introduce young children to the library as a fun place to be, and to help children develop a lifelong love of reading.   Story Time Programs are offered seasonally during the winter, spring and fall for preschoolers from birth up to age 5. Check the online calendar for these and other early literacy programs for young children. Want to get a Newburgh Free Library card? Even babies who live in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District are eligible to have a card! Looking for some suggestions of books and animated e-books to enjoy? Are you ready to learn to read? Are you getting ready for school? The Library also has a Museum Pass membership program, which includes the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and other places that might interest families with children of all ages.