Rethink your Drink

Wednesday, January 25th / 10:00-11:00 am

In this workshop we will discuss the amounts of sugar in a variety of popular beverages. You will learn how to use the nutrition fact label to identify sugar content and added sugar and strategies to increase water consumption.

Make Healthy Eating Part of Your
Total Lifestyle!

Registration is required.
To register for this free program please call the
Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Children’s Winter Program Confirmations are Ready!

Confirmations for children’s winter programs are ready and waiting for you to pick up!  You can also call the library and ask for confirmation by phone.

Programs open on Tuesday, Jan. 17th so be sure to check your days and times and join us for library fun this week!

If you missed our registration week, there are still slots available in some programs.  Look over our on-line program guide to see which programs you are interested in and give us a call.  We’d be happy to check on program availability for you.  As always, if you have questions about programs please feel free to contact  Ms. Karen.   

Human Library Project

The Human Library Project is a join venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and share their stories.

Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that school employees can “check out” and have an engaging conversation. Volunteers are still needed for the January 20th event.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or in volunteering, please go to

This is a great opportunity to help integrate the school system, the library, and the Pawling community. Please come share your story; we look forward to hearing it.

Book Buddy Volunteers Needed!

Book Buddies@The Pawling Library is looking for volunteers to help with its Book Buddy Program starting in January.  The program will take place on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month beginning at 1:00 pm.  Volunteers will work 1:1 with a student in grade K – 3, helping them practice their reading skills.  Training is provided. Students must be 11 years old to volunteer as a Book Buddy. Community service hours are tracked and documentation and a service letter are provided at the end of the program. 

If you are interested in helping with this important program, please complete our on-line application, print and complete a paper Book Buddy Application or  pick up a paper application at the circulation desk.  Applications should be returned on or before Tuesday,  January 3rd.Original volunteer

The Beauty of our Community

img_3511This month you can stop by the library and see artwork done by teens at the Pawling High School hanging on the wall in the Young Adult area.  These teens have done an amazing job, and the Pawling High School was kind enough to lend us their work for a short period of time.  Please come see these incredible works and admire the beauty and talent within our own community.  

These Teens’ Mission is Helping Others



Project Do Something, is a group created and completely run by the teens of this community to help others.  These amazing teens want to make an impact.

Now, they are coming back together to keep the movement going on Friday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the library annex.  This week are making friendship bracelets to sell at our Holiday Book Sale.  The money collected will go towards their blanket making project that benefits Project Linus.  Friday’s project is open to all teens from 7th grade to 12th grade.  Dosomething

Please consider purchasing one of their bracelets from the book sale or donating to the library, so we may be able to purchase the materials to make the blankets.  Any extra money will also be given to Project Linus.

The Mystery of the Missing Apple: SOLVED!

apple2Students gathered on Friday evening for a rare chance to view the exclusive diamond-crystal apple on display at the Pawling Library. However, during the evening the apple fell into unscrupulous hands.

Who took the apple?  Why?  Where was it hidden?
Read all about it!

Special Book Group: The End of Average

end-of-averageThis special book group is sponsored by the Pawling Central School District and the Pawling Library, for parents and community members. We would like to inspire everyone to learn, and grow together by reading The End of Average by Todd Rose.  Even though it’s known that we all develop and learn in different ways, our uniqueness is sometimes lost in schools and business where everyone is measured by a yardstick of “average”.  Break free of that mindset and consider an alternative to the average.  Please join us for our book discussions on specific chapters, where we will dive into questions, applications, and impact of this work.  All book discussions take place on Thursday afternoons from 1-2 and discussions will be lead by Kim Fontana and Nicole Curcio.  Below is the specific book discussion schedule.

October 20th Chapters 1-2
October 27th Chapters 3-4
November 17th Chapters 5-6
December 1st  Chapters 7-9

To see more information on the book, and to register for this program, please visit the End of Average website.

Marvelous Machines

Can you lift your parents?…
Can you crush an acorn?…Can you lift a table?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions,
you should see what we found out at  Family Science Night!


You can Learn ENGLISH!



Tuesdays / Martes
9:00 am-12:00 pm and
Fridays / Viernes
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost is only $25.00 for 90 hours of classes
Costo es solo $25.00 por 90 horas de clases

Register in person or call the Pawling Library
at 845-855-3444

(845) 790-3590