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Contactless Checkout and Virtual Services

As of December 27th, the Pawling Library is not open to the public. Instead we are offering contactless checkout and virtual services. Library staff will be on-hand to answer phone calls and emails and to facilitate contactless checkout. Contactless checkout can be scheduled using the myLibro app, the webform or by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing For more information about our virtual services, please visit

Trustee meeting will be online

The January 14th 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

Winter Children’s Programs Available

Registration is now open for our Winter 2021 children’s programs. The program session will run nine weeks, January 26th – March 26th. This session, we’ll be offering a variety of At-home kit activities and live digital programs on Zoom. Upcoming special events include a taste-safe sensory exploration kit for ages six months to five years and the return of our LEGO and Roblox Clubs. Check out our full lineup of programs and register here.  For more information on our policies, click here.

National Diabetes Prevention Program / Online Program

with Lonna Kelly Thursday, January 14, 21 & 28 6:30-7:30 pm NOTE: The program starts on Thursday, January 14, and is ongoing throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the continuing dates.  Click the link below to register for the National Diabetes Prevention Program or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at The Pawling Library and Putnam Independent Living Services are partnering to offer you the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  Are you prediabetic?  Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a CDC approved curriculum to prevent or delay types 2 diabetes. Prevent Type 2 will give you a full year of support to help you to:  Eat healthy Add physical activity to your day Manage stress Stay motivated  Please join us.  YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE

FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, January 22 & Friday, January 29 Time slots: 5:00-6:00 pm / 6:00-7:00 pm / 7:00-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for FREE English (ESOL) Online Tutoring or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at 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. Thank you! “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

Meet Author Danielle Martin /Online Event

Friday, January 29 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Meet Author Danielle Martin or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Danielle Martin will be discussing her debut novel, Glimmer As You Can. Participants will have the opportunity throughout the program to interact with the author.   About the author: Danielle Martin started her professional career as an assistant with the William Morris agency before pursuing a degree in teaching. She previously worked as a special education teacher in New York, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. Currently she works as a freelance writer near New Orleans. Born in Putnam County, NY and raised by two generations of native Brooklynites, her depictions of the boroughs of New York were informed by her childhood experiences, family accounts, and a love of city history. Here is a synopsis of the novel: 1962. In the middle of Brooklyn Heights sits the Starlite: boutique dress shop by day, underground women’s club by night. Started by the shop’s proprietor after her marriage to a prominent councilman crumbled, Madeline’s social club...

Admissions and Financial Aid: What it Takes to get into College Today / Online Program

Presented by Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 Thursday, January 7 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Admissions and Financial Aid or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at In this seminar you will learn: A time-line for success—where you should start in the college planning process. How important are SAT & ACT tests and how do colleges value them. What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application. The financial aid systems and how they work. How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and forms of merit-aid. How it’s possible to attend a Private College for a Public College Price. Plus much, much more…

Art-Room: A Gathering of Artists / Online Program

Friday, January 15 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for Art-Room or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Enjoy lively discussions with your fellow artists about projects and techniques.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  Allow your artistic passion to follow its creative bliss!

Emergency Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Pawling library will conduct an emergency board meeting on Zoom. The meeting will be a teleconference scheduled for Friday December 18th at 10:45 AM. If you would like more information about this meeting or to listen, please contact the Library Director, Brian Avery, by emailing