We Are Open

The library entered into stage 5 of our reopening plan on Tuesday September 8th. Up to ten patrons at a time are allowed to enter the library. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit. For the six guidelines to follow during stage 5 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit

Register for Fall Children’s Programs!

Fall Children’s Programs Registration starts 9/2  Programs run 9 weeks: 9/21-11/21 Children’s programs are back! And now that we’ve got a few seasons of virtual programming under our belt, we’re on a roll! Upcoming favorites include our Dogman Digital Escape Room, weekly Kindergarten readiness story hour, and our Grow a Reader Kits for babies and toddlers. Our schedule includes a variety of programs for children ages 0-10 years. We offer live Zoom programs, fully prepped activity kits you can use at home, and even some upcoming surprises! All our programming is free and education focused. To register or get more detailed information, including details about our new registration process and program policies, visit our Current Children’s Programs portal. 

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups

by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young Friday, September 18 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Claudine is a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris – and take that city by storm. A wonderful surprise!  Marian Grudko and Roger Hendricks Simon reading Chapter One of Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young. We are thrilled to bring you this performance, recorded spur of the moment live at The Book Cove, December 14th, 2019. Please enjoy this hilarious and endearing reading that launched the book.   

Healing with Chinese Medicine / online program

Presented by Julie Johns, L.Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM) Wednesday, September 16 6:30-7:30 pm Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Healing with Chinese Medicine or email Donald at Discover how Chinese medicine treats you individually and supports your immune system.

Trustee meeting will be online

The September 3rd meeting of the library’s board of trustees will be conducted digitally. If you would like access to the meeting, please contact the library director, Brian Avery, by emailing

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring / Inglés para los que hablan otros idiomas

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring  English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna  Friday, September 18 & 25 5:00-8:00 pm  Registration is required. Click the link below to reserve a space for Tutoring or email Donald at Tutoring sessions are one hour. Once you are registered Karina will email you a Zoom link. You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  One space is available for each class. Please indicate what day and time you’d like to make an appointment.  Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm   Inglés para los que hablan otros idiomas con Karina Cerna Viernes 18 y 25 de septiembre 5:00-8:00 pm Es necesario registrarse. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para reservar una clase particular o envíe un correo electrónico a Donald a Las clases son de una hora. Una vez que esté registrado, Karina le enviará un enlace de Zoom por correo electrónico. Puede usar Zoom en su teléfono inteligente, tableta, o computadora. Hay un espacio disponible para cada...

Gearing up for Remote Learning? Bookmark these research resources

  As students prepare to head back to school, whether in person or remotely, our library’s high quality student research resources may help! We pay the subscription, so you don’t have to. Below, you’ll find a list of just some of the research services you can access with your library card, including the revamped and improved Elementary research service, Gale In Context: Elementary. You’ll need your card number and pin number to access. Not sure what your pin is? Give us a call and we can help you reset or remember it over the phone: 845-855-3444. Gale in Context: Elementary: Does your child have an assignment on their favorite hero? Gale In Context: Elementary makes searching for credible information easy. With a new kid-friendly layout and content at a variety of reading levels, this service is stronger than ever before. Gale in Context: Middle School: This multimedia research site simplifies research for students in middle grades. Access on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Covers today’s hottest social issues, from...

REVEAL! Fantasy Olympics

To finish off the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, we let Pawling choose the end of one more great adventure. This time around, Dragon Phil, Unicorn Carla, and Fairy Neena gathered to compete in the Fantasy Olympics. The event–who can find the hidden object in the pie fastest? Thanks to everyone who read and completed social distancing challenges this summer–we hope you enjoyed participating in our stories! Want to see the results of our other stories from this summer? Head to our Summer Reading page for a links to each week’s story.

You Can Learn English / Usted puede aprender inglés

      You Can Learn English: DCC-ESOL-English as a Second Language Dutchess Community College is providing quality online group English lessons. All ESOL levels, from 101 to 108, are available with classes taking place mid-morning and evenings. Students will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with Wi-Fi connection to participate. Stay safe and receive your education in the comfort of your home.  DCC’s teachers will help you to practice speaking, reading, writing and listening, while you receive individual attention. Register now and start learning. See our online calendar for a full listing of ESOL courses days & times. ESOL 101-106 classes start September 8, 2020 ESOL 107-108 classes start August 24, 2020 All ESOL courses cost $25.00 for the entire semester, payable by e-check, credit or debit card. Books are not included in the course fee. All new students must take an online placement test to determine their appropriate level. To request a placement exam email us at See full details on how to register at: NOTE: The last day to register is on Monday...

REVEAL: Color Change Ms. Neena’s Hair

Colorella the color fairy paid a visit to our library this last week, and made sure that the kids and teens who voted in our Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program had their wishes come true. In exchange for reading time and learning challenges, participants got to choose what color Colorella the fairy would magically change Ms. Neena’s hair to! And after all the votes were in…a color was chosen! Was it pink, purple, or blue? Visit our Facebook or our Instagram to see the winning color, and keep your eyes peeled for our final Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge Reveal later in the week!