Check out our Spanish Leveled Readers!

We are excited to announce the launch of the complete Spanish Leveled Readers book collection in the Pawling Library! This collection is designed for anyone learning to read in Spanish, no matter the age. This collection of over 100 children’s books has been organized using the same program that the Pawling School district uses to level books for student reading. New readers start at Level A, with short stories using simple vocabulary, and work their way through the alphabet. The collection features books in levels A-M using the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. Many of the books are bilingual, in Spanish and English, and are a great tool for continuing Spanish or bilingual language literacy. “We added the collection because we want our community to know that language literacy is important no matter what language you speak. Many of the literacy skills needed to be a strong reader and speaker are the same in English and Spanish, and it’s common that the stronger a child’s Spanish literacy, the stronger their English literacy will be as...

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Thursday, March 14 12:30-3:30 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.

Conversations with Marian

Tuesday, February 19 6:00-8:00 pm Marian Grudko, author, composer, storyteller, book editor, publisher and amateur gardener comes to our library as a Human Book! Sign up for a twenty-minute conversation with her on any area of her expertise. Find out things like: How she published her popular book Lucinda Snowdrop How to bring your own book into the world What it’s like to set stories to music or even how to grow the best tomatoes! Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.  

Human Library Project – Sign up to read human books

Back by popular demand, the Pawling Human Library Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday February 19th, 12-3 PM. Now, you can sign up to attend the event and “read” up to six human “books!” Human “books” will each lead 20 minute long discussions about their chosen topic. Follow the link below and fill out the form to register to attend the event. Click here to sign up Last year was a great success, and we are looking forward to having even more people participate this year. Please sign up soon and tell your friends to do the same. This is a great opportunity to help integrate the school system, the library, and the Pawling community.

disAbility & Employment Workshop

This program is being provided by Taconic Resources for Independence Friday, February 8 3:00-4:30 pm If you are under the age of 65 and have questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or have questions about how much can you earn without losing your benefits including Medicaid and/or Medicare, then sign-up for one of the following workshops presented by TRI’s Mobile Benefits Counselor! *If you require a sign-language interpreter you must call or email 2 weeks in advance to Attn: Mandi (845) 452.3913 x119, m.sheraden@taconicresources.org Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on alternating weeks. If you are interested, you can read more about the position and apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/. Only applications submitted through our online portal will be considered. If you would like more information about applying, please email our library director, Brian Avery at director@pawlinglibrary.org.

A New Year of Possibilities

Tuesday, February 5 7:00-9:30 pm Receive insightful messages from psychic Elka Boren. Discover how your future will unfold. Elka Boren: From an early age in Panama and for the past 30 years has had a natural healing ability to connect and communicate with the unseen world. Her energetic healings and clairvoyance remove blockages on all levels. Program fee: $20.00. NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Human Library Project

Back by popular demand, the Pawling Human Library Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday February 19th, 12-3 PM. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation on the topic chosen by the “book”. They will also have the opportunity to act as “readers” by selecting “books” to “check out” for themselves. In other words, you choose something from your life or experience that you think others might be interested to hear, and then other people people sign up to discuss it. Each conversation lasts about 20 minutes and includes one to four other people. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or in volunteering to be a book, please go to https://pcsdhumanlibrary.wordpress.com/ Last year was a great success, and we are looking forward to having even more people participate this...

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Wednesday, January 16 7:00-8:00 pm Feel the peace by being present in the moment. Quiet and calm your mind and body. Experience your genuine self. Please join us for a relaxing session of Yin Yoga followed by Meditation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Program fee: $4.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Register for Teen Programs!

Register now for the winter session of teen programs. For priority registration, register between January 9 and January 15. If you register before the 15th, you will receive notification of which programs you got into by January 18. You can register in person at the library, by calling 845-855-3444, or by emailing Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org Programs begin on Saturday, January 19 and end on Friday, March 22. To see a full list of programs, visit the teen program page at pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms