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Thanks to everyone who’s donated already!

The financial assistance from you and your neighbors helps us bring the best library services to everyone in Pawling. Our Annual Appeal is off to a great start, and I just wanted to reach out and remind you that it’s not too late to donate!

Last year, our patrons checked out over 60,000 books, DVD’s, audiobooks, and eBooks from our library. The attendance at our programs — which cover everything from early literacy for infants to memoir writing for adults — reached almost 16,000.

To help us continue our mission and bring lifelong learning and literacy to everyone in Pawling, Holmes, and Whaley Lake, please donate online or mail this card with your contribution to the library today.

Click here for a glimpse at what we’ve been up to this past year!

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Teens! Snap your way to money!

Close up of photographer Sarah Lee

This is the final week to submit a photo to the teen photography contest.  Get those pictures in to the library with a submission form by 4:00 Saturday the 20th to be entered to win! The prize is a $25 gift card to Amazon!  Check out all the contest rules here.

Check out all the other winter programs and activities for teens to get signed up!


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Children’s Winter Program Registration is in Progress

snowmanThe lottery portion of our registration has ended, but there are still slots left in our Children’s Winter Programs.  If you haven’t had time to look at all we have to offer, take a peek.  Our Children’s Programs offer a great way to build a love of books and reading from birth to grade 4…so check it out!  If you have questions, feel free to email Ms. Karen or call the library at 855-3444.

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Isabelle is Anxious to Visit at Your House!

IsabelleThanks to Daisy Troops 10019 and 10291, Isabelle Palmer, American Girl’s newest doll, is all packed and ready to come and visit at your home.  The Daisy’s in both troops worked together to purchase Isabelle and donate her to the library so all of the girls in our community would have a chance to take her home. You can read more about this generous project here, but in the meantime, all of our American Girl Dolls are waiting for a chance to visit at your home!

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Daisy Girl Scouts Offer a Lesson in Sharing

Sunday, November 23rd the library was filled with Daisy’s!  The girls of Daisy Troops Daisy Troops10019 & 10291 came to the library with a surprise for the whole community.  The girls had decided to purchase Isabelle, American Girl’s newest doll, and donate it to the Pawling Library.  Daisy Troop 10019 Scout Leader Nicol Furlong told us, “The girls went to New York City on Metro-North November 11th with only one thing in mind…buying a doll to give to the library!  They never asked for anything for themselves.  They knew why they were there and that was all they had in mind.”  The girls had lunch and received a tour of the American Girl store and of course, they purchased their gift to bring back to Pawling.

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Last Day to Shop our Holiday Book Sale

Holiday Book SaleRemember today is the last day of our

Annual Holiday Book Sale

Come shop for great bargains on new and gently used books for your holiday gift giving from

12:00 – 4:00 pm

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Teen Winter Programs: 5th-12th Grade

BrittleDon’t sit on the couch and be blue this winter! Come out to the Pawling Library and have some fun! Winter programs are now open for teens in 5th-12th grade! Throughout the winter there will be clubs, activities, and classes, including candy making, cooking, minecraft, and a new Junior Book Club! Check out all the possiblities for this winter at the Teen Program Page!   Sign up at the library (855-3444) or just email Nicole (

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Support Your Library While You Shop

librarysmileAre you skipping the long lines at the cash register and avoiding the hordes at the mall this holiday season?

Support our local stores in Pawling first, but if you find yourself shopping in your PJ’s, you can support your library while you do it!

You shop, Amazon gives.

How’s it work?

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Pawling Free Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Click here to get started!

Thanks for your support, and have a great holiday!

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Brownie Troop 10017 Takes Action!

10017Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10017 is filled with girls on a mission.  They took a look around the community to see if there was something they could do to improve their world.  Was there anything they could do to help at the fire station?  How about the library?  Well, they have been busy in both places volunteering their time and talents to help make the Pawling Community a little brighter. Continue reading

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Register for International Game Day 2014 @ the Pawling Library!

Join us for Pawling Library’s 5th Annualgame day 2014a

International Games Day
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Come alone, bring a friend, bring the whole family!
It’s a day of fun for everyone!

  • Fun games to play for the whole family from         10 am – 4 pm! (ages 2 years & up)
  • Come when you want…stay as long as you’d like!
  • Over 100 board games to choose from!
  • Wii games available to try all day long!
  • Exciting spotlight events at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
  • Students 9 years and older can test drive our new Minecraft Lab!

If you need more information or have questions,
please email our game day coordinators Nicole or Ms. Karen

Children up to 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult!brain game

Call the library at 855-3444 and

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