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A guide to book club resources and book kits available to Newburgh Free Library cardholders

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Book Club Resources

Welcome to Books to Go Connection


Welcome to the Books to Go Connection

  @ Newburgh Free Library!


Would your book club like  some help tracking down multiple copies of a book for your next meeting? Let the Newburgh Free Library give you a hand.  With our Books to Go Connection, you can now conveniently borrow multiple copies of titles that are popular with reading groups.


Books to Go Connection Policies

  • Books must be requested by a group leader with a valid Newburgh Free Library card, in good standing.
  • Additional books may be checked out by book club members with valid Ramapo Catskill Library system cards(like Cornwall, Montgomery, Goshen, Chester etc. ) in good standing.
  • Checkout period for the books runs until 2 days after the scheduled book discussion with no extensions and no renewals.
  • Book Club borrowers may check out only one copy of the title at a time.
  • Books may be returned to any RCLS library.
  • Overdue charges are set by the loaning libraries with a maximum of $10.00/
  • Lost and damaged books will be charged to the borrower at cost.  No replacement copies accepted.
  • Borrowers are responsible for careful use and cleanliness of all items.

   How to reserve books and book discussion kits

  • At least 6 weeks before the book discussion date, the book club learder should call the Collection Development department at the Newburgh Free Library to request titles:  845-563-3646 ( Deb Hurd)  .  The following questions will be asked:
  • Your name, phone number and email address and name of book club.
  • What book do you want to read?  Please keep a list of second and third choices in case your first choice is "unavailable".
  • How many copies?
  • Do you need large print or audiobooks: how many?
  • When do you want to pick up the book ( generally 4 weeks before book discussion)  For example, if your book discussion is scheduled for March 1st, then your pick up date would be Feb. 1st.  Pick up is at the main branch, 124 Grand Street, although other arrangements may be possible.   Due dates for the copies are generally 2-3 work days after the date of discussion.
  • Once the plans have been settled and your selected books are requested by library staff, please contact your club members who have valid RCLS library cards and advise them to pick up their copy of the book at the main branch of the librar, 124 Grand St., Newburgh.

     How your book club members get copies of the book

  • Once your group leader has successfully requested the book for your next book discussion, your club leader will contact you to tell you when the the book will be available for check out at the library. 
  • Each book club member  who has a valid Ramapo Catskill Library system card ( in good standing) may take out a copy of the requested boo at the Newburgh Free Library circulation desk.
    • Please ask for the book by title and tell the staff you are part of the "XYZ" book club.  the circulation staff member will retrieve a copy of the book and check it out to you.
    • You will receive a paper due date receipt at the time of check out.

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