Access Magazines, Right on Your Phone or Computer

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They’re here! Almost 100 titles, ready to be “borrowed” on your favorite device.
Just grab your library card to get started.

  1. Allrecipes

2. American Patchwork & Quilting

3. AppleMagazine


5. Astronomy

6. Backpacker

7. Bead&Button

8. Better Homes and Gardens

9. Bicycling

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Pawling Library Summer Programs Need Volunteers!

The Pawling Library Summer Programs
need your help!

We are looking for volunteers ages 12 – 18 VOLUNTEER2years to help with our Core Literacy, Book Buddy, Library Legion and Internet Support Programs. Summer programs will run from July 5th through August 27th, but the date and time commitments are flexible.

Interested students should  print, complete and submit a 2016 Summer Volunteer Intern Application by Saturday, May 28th.  Applications are also available at the library circulation desk.  All students will have the opportunity to log hours to apply toward their community service requirements. If you have questions, please contact the library at 855-3444.

We appreciate your willingness to share your time and talents with us!

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Volunteer Luncheon @ The Grand


Today, our Homebound Delivery Coordinator, Evelina, attended a lovely luncheon at The Grand Rehabilitation Center for all who volunteer their time and services there.  As part of our Homebound Delivery services Evelina visits The Grand with books and other materials for our patrons who can not make it into the library.

It was a wonderful time had by all who attended.  

For more information on our Homebound Services please contact Evelina @ 855-3444


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The Pledge of Allegiance

Flag on PorchThe morning after Paul Upham’s presentation The Pledge of Allegiance, I awoke with a John Denver song playing in my mind: Country roads take me home, to the place I belong. Paul, an engaging speaker, shared with us his family’s involvement with the creation of our country’s pledge of allegiance, interesting historical information seldom heard in history classes. The audience interacted throughout the lecture. When his talk of our nation concluded, audience participation grew. Easygoing, Paul was happy to answer all questions. Paul Upham is a professor at Marist College and all of his students are quite fortunate to hear him speak, as were we. He has lived in this community for 45 years and spoke fondly of Pawling and how it has changed over time. I think that is why the song found its way to me: filled with patriotism, connected to the people in this town, all these feelings surfaced and I felt very good. Pawling is home. A good place to be. 

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Dutchess County Celebrates Earth Day with Highway Clean Ups

Poughkeepsie… With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Division will be devoting several days to highway cleanup efforts on major roadways as part of ongoing efforts to maintain the county roadway system. Starting today (Wednesday, April 20th ) to Friday, April 23rd, DPW Highway crews will be focused on litter clean up on some of the county’s most highly trafficked roadways. Several local municipalities including Milan, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck are also joining in the effort and will have crews cleaning up town roadways.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Our DPW Highway crews work diligently to ensure our county roadways are well maintained and safe for residents and visitors alike. It is a shame that far too often the beauty of Dutchess County is marred by litter along our roadways. We are devoting resources for a massive county roadway cleanup and hope residents will follow our lead in keeping Dutchess clean and beautiful. This year, we encourage all residents to celebrate Earth Day by taking part in roadway clean ups and resolving not to litter. Together, we can keep Dutchess County clean and green.”

Some of the county roads scheduled for the three day clean up include:

• Old Hopewell Road (CR 28) in Wappinger/East Fishkill
• Myers Corners Road (CR 93) in Wappinger
• Beekman Road (CR 9 ) in Beekman/East Fishkill
• Innis Avenue (CR 75) in Poughkeepsie
• Van Wagner Road (CR 38) in Poughkeepsie
• Crum Elbow Road/West Market Street (CR 41) in Hyde Park
• River Road (CR 103) in Rhinebeck
• Linden Avenue (CR 79) in Red Hook
• North Main Street (CR 83A) in Pine Plains
• Rudd Pond Road (CR 62) in Northeast
• South Maple (CR 81) in Amenia
• County House Road (CR 97) in Millbrook
• Clinton Hollow Road/ Centre Road (CR 18) in Clinton
• Dutcher Avenue (CR 69) in Pawling

Organizations and residents who are interested in helping keep Dutchess County’s roadways clean and beautiful can participate in the County’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Several local organizations including the Hyde Park Teachers’ Association and the Hunns Lake Association currently participate in the program. New organizations are encouraged to apply by calling 486-2928. The New York State Department of Transportation and several local municipalities also offer Adopt-A-Road programs for state and local roadways.

“Keeping roadways clean is a community effort. We are grateful to the organizations who donate their time to help clean up our roadways to keep Dutchess looking beautiful and remind all motorists to properly dispose of litter, not toss it out a vehicle window,” said Dutchess County Commissioner of Public Works Noel Knille.

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Vote in the Presidential Primary Today!

Voted_MemphisCVBClick Here for the Dutchess County Board of Elections’ list of polling places and sample ballots.

Click Here for an online Polling Place Lookup tool.

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Dutchess County to Host Special Needs Movie Day

Saturday, April 23rd at Roosevelt Cinemas in Hyde Park

Poughkeepsie… As Dutchess County continues to celebrate April as Autism Awareness Month, County Executive Marcus Molinaro invites children with special needs, their families and support agencies to a free movie event on Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. at the Roosevelt Cinemas, 4060 Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Hyde Park. The theater will adjust both lighting and sound to make the experience more enjoyable for children on the autism spectrum or who experience sensory issues.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Our movie day is great example of how we in Dutchess County Government THINK DIFFERENTLY about our neighbors of all abilities – giving our children with special needs and their families a morning of stress-free fun in a welcoming environment. While a trip to the movie theater can be a challenge for families of children with special needs, we’re happy to provide them this opportunity to enjoy time with their loved ones in a supportive atmosphere.”

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Ending Overdose in the Harlem Valley

Please contact Senator Sue Serino for more information


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Project Do Something’s Inspirational Cards are a Hit with the Grateful Senior Community

So happy to see our teens making a difference in our community! IMG_1887 (1)

Last week, a man came in to express his gratitude for one of the Inspirational Cards made by the Project Do Something Teens. He regularly attends gatherings at The Friendship Center and he was thrilled to receive his card.  Our Young Adult Coordinator Nicole and the Project Do Something Teens made the cards and they were distributed by Evelina Simoes, the library’s Homebound Delivery Services Coordinator, on her visits to the Friendship Center and The Grand Rehabilitation Center last month. This man was so touched that the teens took the time to think of the seniors in the community that he had to come in and express his gratitude. He and his friends really appreciate the time and effort that the young adults put into making the cards for the seniors in our community.  

Thank you to all our Project Do Something Teens for taking you time to make a difference!

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There was Air, Air Everywhere @ the Pawling Library!

6Families gathered to learn about air on Friday night in the Pawling Library’s Science Buddies program.  Our family science program includes a story, important science words and lots of hands-on exploration of science themes!  Check out all we learned!

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