Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closing at 3:00PM on Wednesday, 11/23.  The building will also be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, 11/24. Just because the building is closed, doesn’t meant that you can’t access thousands of great materials and resources!  Check out Overdrive, Hoopla, Kanopy and Creative Bug to start accessing digital content from the comfort of your home.

Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 2 5:00-8:30 pm Saturday, December 3 10:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday, December 4 11:00 am-2:00 pm   The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Community Room of the Annex and will offer a special selection of gently used books and media that have been donated to the library. The selection includes beautiful cookbooks, fine arts, history, crafts, mysteries, and children’s books. Great browsing!   Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will be used to support programming for both adults and children.

Register now for Santa’s Visit or Gingerbread

December and Holiday events for children birth to 10 years old and their families have been announced! Registration is now open for these highly popular programs. Registration is required or preferred for our December in-person events. Passive programming in the children’s area is open to all. See the full schedule and event descriptions below or visit our event calendar for more information. If no image appears below, click here to be redirected to the schedule.  To register, Click here to register online through our interactive guide. Click on the event title for each program you wish to register for in order to sign up. Contact our children’s department to register via the phone or by email. Email: ; phone: 845-855-3444. Stop by the circulation desk for staff assistance. Important note: due to popularity, our take-home gingerbread kit program is registered through a lottery system. Filling out the lottery form does not guarantee enrollment in the program. Enter by end of day November 30 to be entered into the lottery. All lottery participants will be...

Design Book Cover art to help decorate the Village Green!

This year, the library is participating in the tree decorating event on the Village Green. But we need help from young book lovers and artists! Kids are invited to stop by the library for their own blank book cover page, where they can draw reimagined book cover art for a favorite read. Can’t pick one up? Young artists are welcome to print a copy of the book cover template to work on at home here. Whether you finish your cover in the library with provided art supplies or take it home and decorate it, the finished artwork that is returned to the library front desk by November 21 will be weather-proofed and featured on our holiday tree for the whole community to enjoy. For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at or 845-855-3444.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club / Online Program

Tuesday, November 29 4-5 pm Click the link below to register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The book club will be discussing The Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading. Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations. Book selections are agreed upon by our members. Please join us.

Preparándonos para la universidad / Preparing for College

Martes 29 de Noviembre 7 -8 de la noche Oprime el link para registrar Preparandonos para la universidad o contactar el cordinador de programs para adults, Donald en     En este taller padres y estudiantes latinos recibirán información importantísima con recursos del distrito escolar de Pawling para hacer la transición a  la universidad.   La biblioteca de Pawling está orgullosa de asociarse con Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.     Preparing for College Tuesday, November 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Preparing for College or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   In this workshop Latino parents and students will receive vital information along with resources from the Pawling Central School District to foster a smooth transition into college.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.   Photograph by Armin Rimoldi  

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

Wednesdays 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Coloring Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.   Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils. Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day! All supplies will be provided.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.   Pawling Recreation 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

The Diabetes Prevention Support Group / Online Program

Thursday, December 1 6:30-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for The Diabetes Prevention Support Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at This program is open to all who are concerned about preventing prediabetes. Each month, at these supportive meetings, we’ll be encouraging one another to maintain a nutritious, balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and keep a positive attitude…especially when we stray from our intended goals. Some of the members of this group have completed a year-long National Diabetes Prevention Program through a partnership with Putnam Independent Living Services and the Pawling Library. Please join us.

Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online Program

Tuesday afternoons 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Afternoon Hatha Yoga or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Instructor: Maria Polhemus Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise. Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility. Each session ends with a guided meditation.  

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 2:15-3:15 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the links below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.   2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email: