We’ve got Video Games!

We’ve got games for your Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4.

Check out the titles in our collection in the catalog here, or stop in to see what we have on the shelf!

gamespicGames circulate for 1 week and have a late fee of 50 cents per day.

Let us know if you have any games you’d like to donate to the library.



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We’re open today!

We’ll be open for regular library services today, January 28, 2015.

Children’s programs will go on as scheduled.

Our Evening Book Club has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6.

Donald will be in touch with everyone signed up for the Windowsill Penguin program.

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The Pawling Library is Closed today, Tuesday, January 27.

snowflakesDue to continuing snowfall and unsafe road conditions the Pawling Library will be closed today.  All children’s programs have been canceled.  Our Time Travelers Book Club has been rescheduled and will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 4:00 pm.  Stay home and stay safe.

The library will make every effort to open as scheduled tomorrow.  Please check our web site for updates on our Wednesday schedule.

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The Pawling Library will close at 2 pm today, Monday, January 26.

Stay safe. Stay warm.

Check back tomorrow for an update on scheduled programs and business hours.

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Library Closed Today, Saturday, January 24, 2015

We should open tomorrow for our normal hours.

Please be safe.

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Teen Geeks: Tech Support at Your Local Library


Our Teen Geeks are on duty each Saturday from 1 to 4 to help you outsmart your smartphone, tame your tablet, and make your computer cooperate.

From email to Facebook, to Excel to Word, on your iPhone or on your laptop, our Geek will provide you with hands-on tech support.

No appointment necessary.

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Pawling Library Closed, Sunday, January 18th

iciclesDue to the icy weather conditions, the Pawling Library will be closed today.  The library will reopen tomorrow, Monday, January 19th at 12:00 pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cau
se you.

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Important Information Regarding 2014 Tax Documents

Due to cutbacks at the IRS, they are unable to send us many of the forms and instructions they have in the past. Particularly, the Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ will not be available at the library. Please see the email from the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program below.

Some links for getting the forms and publications you want.

IRS.gov/Forms – to view and download
IRS.gov/orderforms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail


From IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) Filing Season Update:

TFOP Filing Season Update


While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed.  As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.  Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options.  We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.


For this filing season, we will offer the following products:

  • Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ
  • Publication 17, one reference copy for each participant (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
  • Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
  • Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions
  • The TFOP Poster Package which includes:

o  Publication 1169, Need Tax Help?

o  Publication 1258, Where Should I Send This?

o  Publication 1309, Tax Forms This Way Publication

o  Publication 1725, If The Form Fits…Use It!


No additional products will be available through the TFOP Program. We will not be sending Form 8635-S, Supplement to Form 8635.


We will fill orders for Forms 1040 and 1040A with the quantities you requested on your order form earlier this year.  Because Form 1040EZ was not on this year’s order form, we will send you 75% of your Form 1040 A order quantity. For example, if you ordered 3000 Form 1040 A, we will send you 2250 Form 1040EZ.  It is not necessary for you to place an order for Form 1040EZ; we will automatically ship Form 1040EZ to you once the form becomes available.


Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Your patrons can obtain copies of Instructions through:

The decision to reduce the number of tax products available to our TFOP partners was not made lightly.  We realize this decision is not ideal and we understand it may impact you and your customers. Please offer Publication 4604 (EN/SP) to your patrons to help guide them to tax products and information available on IRS.gov. We apologize for these late program changes.


Thank you for your support,

IRS TFOP Administrator

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Window Sill Penguins

Penguin bubbles

Penguins love snow and ice but sometimes they just like watching winter from a cozy window.

Make your own penguin that fits on a window sill
on these two dates:

Wednesday, January 14: Sculpting
Wednesday, January 28: Painting

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Age: 7 & up

Parental supervision required

To register please call the library at 855-3444.

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Support your library!

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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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