Category: Childrens’ Programs

Children’s Summer 2018 Programs Registration Available

Summer is here, and there’s tons of exciting programs happening for children in the library! From Lydia Adams Davis’ family concert to our Core Literacy Camps, summer programs abound! Registration forms are available now! You can find them here. You can also stop by and pick up a form from the circulation desk or register online through our online portal.  A general guide to our programs can be found here. Registration for our summer session programs runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Monday, July 2nd. Registration is required for all events. The  registration will operate using a lottery system, as in previous years. Come drop off your form at any point during the library’s regular hours at the library’s circulation desk, pick a lottery number, and get ready for summer learning. If you register online, the computer will assign your number for you. Please plan to fill out one form per family. Placement status will be announced by preferred method of contact by July 7th.  Should any questions or concerns arise, please email Ms. Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org or...

Teen Volunteers and LEAD Interns Needed

Calling all teens 11-18 years old! Searching for volunteer opportunities for the summer and/or interested in working with children? We need you! You are invited to apply to our summer internship program. Interns help out during the summer to make sure that all children who participate in our summer literacy programs have a wonderful and learning-filled experience. To qualify, interns must submit a volunteer application and attend a program orientation in the end of June. For more information, visit our Volunteers and LEAD Interns page or contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Welcome in Spring with New Children’s Programs!

Registration for Spring 2018 Children’s Programs has begun! Children from birth to grade four and their families are welcome to join Ms. Neena and Ms. Kate to learn, play, and grow together. Programs are free for all families. Program registration is by lottery from March 26-April 2. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available.  Families can register online here or in person at the circulation desk. You can also print our physical registration forms and return them in person or by email (children@pawlinglibrary.org). In preparation for registration, please note that the library will be closed on April 1st, in observance of Easter Sunday. Want more details about programs? Check out our Spring 2018 Programming Guide here. Placements will be announced by preferred method of contact by April 6th. You can also call to find out placements at 845-855-3444 or pick up a copy of your placements at the front desk starting April 3rd. If this is your first time enrolling in PFL Programs, you may be asked...

Dudes and Kids Day- Let’s Make Reading Fun!

Saturday, 3/10 5:30-6:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library Caregivers and children ages 4-8 are invited to participate in a series of challenges together, all of which aim to boost their reading skills. Have fun together completing tasks and competing, either against each other or together to reach the highest score! Whether just learning letters or reading whole books, this evening will provide families with fun, easy to reproduce tools that they can use at home to keep reading skills sharp! Drop ins welcome–registration preferred. Please contact Neena at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org for more information or to reserve a space.

Meet the Author and the Illustrator

Holmes resident and local author Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and illustrator Erik Draw stop by the library to read their book, The Little Hyena. The event includes a Q&A, and Erik will demonstrate his illustration techniques live. Attendees will have the chance to win signed copies of their books and participate in a fun animal art project, led by the author. Children K-4 and their families are welcome to attend. Caregivers invited, but not required. Join us and support your local community–Saturday, January 27th, 4:30-5:30 pm. Registration not required but preferred. For more information, contact Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org or call 845-855-3444.

Fall Children’s Programs Registration Open Now

Now that the school year is in full swing and the leaves have begun to change, we’re starting back up with the Fall season of Children’s Programs. Registration opens today and will run through September 19th. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available. To enter our lottery for program placement, download and fill out our Fall Registration Form at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PFL-Fall-2017-Childrens-Registration.pdf. You can return it to the library by fax, email (at children@pawlinglibrary.org), or by returning it in person at the circulation desk. The circulation desk will also have copies of the form on hand for you to fill out if you stop by to register for the lottery in person. To find out more details about the programs available between now and the end of the year, see our Fall 2017 Children’s Programs Guide (https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PFL-Fall-2017-Childrens-Program-Guide.pdf). Program placements will be made available on or before September 22, and programs start the week of September 25! For more information, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Ms. Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org...

Summer Reading Rally Winners to be Announced!

Calling all Summer Reading Rally Participants! Our competition has ended and it is time to find out which team read the most this summer. Will the Red Hot Kid Readers keep their championship status, or will the teens or adults prove to be the champions? If you want to find out, you’ll need to stop by the…     September Store: September 8th from 3-6 pm or September 9th from 10 am – 2 pm.  September Store is your chance to redeem your reading points for prizes, from books to toys! This is a drop-in program; no registration required.    Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party, Saturday, September 9th,from 12-2 pm:  To celebrate the hard work readers of all ages have put in to their reading this summer, we will be holding a Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party for all participants in the summer reading rally. If you plan to attend, please email or call the library to let us know the number of people you’ll be bringing, that way we have enough ice cream! This family-oriented program cannot accommodate drop-offs and is meant...

End of Summer Celebrations!

We have entered the final week of summer children’s programs. To celebrate the end of a fantastic summer, we will be holding not one but TWO celebrations! Join Ms. Neena and Ms. Martina for the last two events of the summer–The End of Summer Carnival and The Solar Eclipse Picnic. End of Summer Carnival: (Sunday, August 20th, 1-3 pm): All summer, the teens and families of Pawling have been working hard with Kate and Martina to create a family friendly carnival. Come celebrate the end of the summer with a celebration the whole library is in on! We will also have tons of prizes and snacks for all to enjoy. Solar Eclipse Picnic: (Monday, August 21st, 1-4 pm): The Great American Solar Eclipse is August 21st. Join us for our viewing event and some fun suitable for all ages. While we observe the phases of the eclipse, we’ll make our own Solar Eclipse book to take home. A variety of snacks and free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to all registered event attendees. Remaining glasses and snacks will be...

Red Popsicle

Popsicle Party

On Thursday June 15th the Pawling Library will host a popsicle party for the families of Pawling. This will be an opportunity for you to meet our new children’s program team, Neena McBaer and Martina Marchese. Feel free to drop by any time between 4 and 5 PM in order to meet Neena and Martina and to have a popsicle. We will also have crayons and Legos out for the children (and adults!) to use. If you are able to RSVP in advance (by emailing children@pawlinglibrary.org), it would help us figure out how many popsicles to buy. If you are not able to RSVP, please come anyway! If you have any questions about the children’s summer programs or about registration, Miss Neena will be on hand to answer them. Remember that registration for summer programs will take place June 13th through June 19th. Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at the library.

The Bergdall Family Grows a Reader

Congratulations to the Bergdall family who was just added to our Read Together Wall of Fame! The Bergdalls read 1,000 books as they participated in our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to “plant the seeds of literacy” by reading regularly to their children at home.  Gina & Rob Bergdall were happy their family participated in the program.  “Reading together is one of our favorite activities. We enjoyed seeing how excited our son was to get new books from the library.”  In addition to reading, there are other ways to help give your child a great start. Talking, singing, reading, playing and writing all help develop your child’s growing early literacy skills. You can read more about this program on our web site. Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting our Children’s Program Coordinator. We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program, as well as a list of 100 books every child should know before kindergarten, so you can start...