Summer is Almost Over & Fall Programs are on the Way!

superlog2With school opening next week, Summer Reading Logs are getting ready to close.  If you logged your child’s books this summer using a paper log, they are due back at the library by Saturday, August 29th at 4:00 pm.  E-logs will remain open until Tuesday, September 1st.  So let’s wrap up that summer logging soon!

You can redeem those Super Power Points in our September Store on:

Thursday, September 10th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 11th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 12th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Remember, even though summer is over, library programs keep on going year round!  Check out our newest program line up for the fall!
There is something for everyone @ the Pawling Library!

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Heroes Abound at the Pawling Library’s Superhero Power Hour

Where could our heroes of summer find a chance to fight fires, save superheroes, battle zombies and help patients?  At Superhero Power Hour, of course!  Our summer of heroic reading ended with bang with our Superhero Power Hour Family Carnival, hosted by our 26 Fun Team members.  77 children and 52 adults were treated to an awesome afternoon of fun and games.  The event ended with ice cream sundaes for everyone and our raffle drawings.  What a day!

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End of Summer Carnival Moved to Rain-date!

The weather has disappointed us for the first time ever!  Our

Superhero Power Hour End of Summer Literacy Carnival
has officially been changed to the rain date,
Saturday, August 22nd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Power Hour2We hope you will still be able to join us for this exciting way to end our heroic summer! Our PFL Fun Team worked hard all summer making photo-face cut out boards of their favorite heroes and preparing games that are sure to create a super ending to our summer. Join us for a fun afternoon that will culminate in a “sweet treat” and our raffle drawings. This event is fun for the whole family, so you won’t want to miss it!

If you did not originally register for this event and you would like to join us, give us a call at 855-3444.  We’d be happy to have you come on down and join the fun!

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Great Books, Great Prices, Proceeds Support Your Library!

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Saturday, September 12, 9 am to 5 pm

Whether you like to read ’em, or just have ’em around to look good on your shelves and nightstands, come down and stock up at our Book Sale!

The 21st Annual Pawling Community-Wide Garage Sale is right around the corner, and we’ll have a small book sale next to the library in the parking lot of Cappillino & Rothschild LLP, who have generously allowed us to use this space.

We’ll have about 2,500 books featuring popular hardcover fiction and nonfiction titles for $2 or less.

This mini sale will also feature rare and valuable comic books from an extensive collection with a large variety of Marvel, DC, and off brands dating from the 1960’s to present, including first issues, introduction of new character issues, and complete series. These comic books will be priced individually.

Proceeds from the sale go to support the Pawling Library’s popular Children’s, Teen, and Adult Programming. 

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Come See the Lego Museum on Display at the Library!

We’re so proud of Ms. Karen’s builders and engineers. They’ve been hard at work all summer building mazes, superheroes, and even Tooth-Gnasher Superflashes. Take a look at what they came up with!

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Our Books and Blocks builders made superheroes out of Lego® blocks after reading Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti, built their own versions of Tooth-Gnasher Superflash after reading Daniel Pinkwater’s book of the same name and ended the summer building some amazing trucks after reading Supertruck by Stephen Savage. Books and Blocks is our builder’s club for students entering grades K – 2. They begin by reading a book with a central theme, listening carefully for building ideas. Then, they put their imaginations into high gear to create different kinds of structures. Program challenges are designed to guide students to think about their structures and build within a specified criterion.

Our Lego Engineers in Brilliant Brains and Blocks were challenged to create a simple machine, build a vehicle that could attach to a wire and travel 18 feet and last of all, design a simple or complex maze that could be completed using a bead. What a summer of challenging builds!  Brilliant Brains and Blocks is our builder’s club for students entering grades 3 – 5. Students are given challenges to develop their thinking and problem solving skills by asking them to design, test, and redesign their creations. Challenges involve using our collection of donated blocks to solve problems creatively using science concepts like weight, friction, design, stability, center of gravity, symmetry, and point of impact.

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Local Heroes visit the Library

IMG_20150812_111624Local heroes, Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and Libby, came out today to demonstrate Libby’s amazing ability to sniff out the causes of fires. We all learned about Libby’s amazing olfactory capabilities, and the training the human-canine duo underwent to become part of the Dutchess County Sheriffs’ K-9 Team. Libby even stuck around for some belly rubs after the presentation. Thanks to Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and Libby for taking the time out to talk to us!

 

 

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Summer’s not over yet! Get out of town and get some culture with our museum passes!

The Pawling Library provides museum passes to encourage the education and personal growth of our patrons. We currently have passes to the American museum of natural history, the Intrepid sea air and space museum, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.

Call to reserve a pass today, or click here for more info

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PFL Heroes are Helping Others

HeroesjwLibraries across NY State are promoting this summer’s reading theme Every Hero Has a Story….but there are many ways to be a hero and each library has it own take on the theme. Here at the Pawling Library we’re working hard to help children start their own hero story!  Among our many heroic programs is a community service program where we recruited a few great heroes to help us perform some very kind deeds.  Our PFL Heroes in Training (grades K – 2) and our PFL Heroes Clubs (grades 3 – 5) are working hard to make a difference in our own community.  We partnered with the Pawling Resource Center and asked how we could help.  We discovered that while community members often think of donating food to the center, personal hygiene products are always in short supply!

Our PFL heroes took on the challenge of collecting these desperately needed supplies.  We have asked families in our programs to donate soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste and place them in specially marked boxes in the library.

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News from the Teens

The teen journalistperspective  is a unique one.  Check out what they are writing about and what is going on with them at the PFL News Page.  The teens get to pick their own stories to write about and write what they like.  From library programs to the gaming world, the teens explore it all! The page can be clicked on here or under the Teens tab.  Find out what they are up to now!

To join the News Team, contact Nicole (teen@pawlinglibrary.org or 855-3444).

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PFL’s Heroes Need Your Help!

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The Pawling Library’s Heroes Clubs want to help the Pawling Resource Center help others. Please help us by donating:

  • soap
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes

Collection boxes are in the library and all donations are gratefully accepted.

Help us make a difference in the lives of others. 

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