The Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens Starts Now!

Reading consistently each week during the summer can be enough to stop a child’s reading ability from weakening. No matter your age, reading three or more days a week is ideal. This summer, you can track your reading with the Pawling Library’s Summer Reading Program! To get started, come into the library and pick up a Summer Reading Program Booklet. Our booklets track reading week by week, giving you the freedom to set unique reading goals for your family. If you are away this summer, do not worry! You can track your reading using the Reader Zone app for your Android, Apple, or Kindle device. You can also use Reader Zone on your desktop. Create an account and use the access code pawling-free. Throughout the summer when you participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can receive weekly prizes including forever books, science and craft kits, and more. If you register for the Summer Reading Program by July 2, either by coming in and getting a booklet or by joining the Reader Zone app, you will be...

Chair Moves: Exercises for all Abilities

Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Tuesday, June 26 7:00-8:00 pm Learn and execute chair exercises that can be beneficial for people who have difficulty with weight bearing exercise that can be easily replicated at home. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Calling All Teen Adventurers

Dungeons and Dragons is being added to this summer’s teen program schedule. Teens ages 10-18 can join our band of adventurers on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the library. We will be playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. No previous experience is necessary. Contact Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org for more information and to sign up to play.

Children’s Summer 2018 Programs Registration Available

Summer is here, and there’s tons of exciting programs happening for children in the library! From Lydia Adams Davis’ family concert to our Core Literacy Camps, summer programs abound! Registration forms are available now! You can find them here. You can also stop by and pick up a form from the circulation desk or register online through our online portal.  A general guide to our programs can be found here. Registration for our summer session programs runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Monday, July 2nd. Registration is required for all events. The  registration will operate using a lottery system, as in previous years. Come drop off your form at any point during the library’s regular hours at the library’s circulation desk, pick a lottery number, and get ready for summer learning. If you register online, the computer will assign your number for you. Please plan to fill out one form per family. Placement status will be announced by preferred method of contact by July 7th.  Should any questions or concerns arise, please email Ms. Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org or...

A Conversation with Ron Steinman: 35 Years with NBC News

Tuesday, June 19 7:00-8:00 pm Ron Steinman, winner of the Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, and five time Emmy nominee, will be sharing with us some of his most memorable experiences at NBC. About our presenter: With NBC News for 35 years, I was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the war off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where he directed the documentaries, “Luboml: My Heart Remembers,” “My Grandfather’s House,” and “The Dance Goodbye.” He is the author of “The Soldiers’ Story,” “The Soldiers’ Story: An Illustrated Edition,” “Women in Vietnam,” “Inside Television’s First War,” and the...

From Memory to Family Memoir

Wednesday, June 6 6:30-8:00 pm Each of us has a wealth of memories. Please join us and learn how to write your family and personal history. Our presenter Robin Lester will help you get started. You can do it. Surprise your children and grandchildren who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise for you will be in recalling your wonderful life! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Book Sale

Thank you, Pawling, for your support!

The Pawling Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the community of Pawling for their outstanding support at our 2018 Annual Book Sale. Held at the Pawling Firehouse, the sale took place over two weekends beginning May 12th and grossed nearly $12,000 dollars. These much-needed funds go directly back to the library and are used to offset operating costs. For Trustee and Book Sale Committee member Karen Franco, one of the best parts of the book sale is “seeing people’s excitement and pleasure when they find favorite authors or new treasures in the incredible collection of 35,000 books that were donated during the course of the year. We love seeing these wonderful books getting recycled back into readers’ hands instead of ending up in a landfill.” If you were at the book sale, we likely asked you to sign our petition to place the library’s budget on the November 2018 ballot. This was our first foray into signature gathering and we were encouraged and heartened by the number of people willing to support our library....

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Tuesday, May 29 7:00-8:00 pm Colin Dickey will read from his most recent nonfiction book, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, a cultural history of the United States via its haunted houses, hotels, graveyards, and prisons. He’ll discuss stories of famous hauntings from the Hudson Valley, as well as what those stories tell us about ourselves and our relationship to history. We’ll also discuss why some places seem to be more haunted than others, and give you a chance to tell your own ghost experiences. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Teen Volunteers and LEAD Interns Needed

Calling all teens 11-18 years old! Searching for volunteer opportunities for the summer and/or interested in working with children? We need you! You are invited to apply to our summer internship program. Interns help out during the summer to make sure that all children who participate in our summer literacy programs have a wonderful and learning-filled experience. To qualify, interns must submit a volunteer application and attend a program orientation in the end of June. For more information, visit our Volunteers and LEAD Interns page or contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

LUCINDA SNOWDROP: a musical tale by Marian Grudko dedicated to all Grandmas

Saturday, May 26 at 1:30 pm. This presentation will take place at Front Street Gallery. The gallery is located at 21 Front St, in Patterson, NY. http://frontstreetgallery.org Lucinda is only a toy bunny, yet it’s up to her to save Emmie’s grandma. Will Lucinda make the right choice? Will she do the right thing? With the help of The Great Silver Falcon, Lucinda sets off on a transformative journey and learns the power and pain of promises and love. Marian performs this poignant story, accompanied by her enchanting music. The program is for adults and children ages 4 and up. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.