Children’s Winter Programs

We’re excited about our Winter Program line-up
and hope you will be too!

 

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re hoping to get the  word out about our programs so registration can take place before thesnowman holiday crunch!  Due to space limitations, registration is required for all of our programs.  Lottery registration will open Monday, December 1st at 12:00 pm.  You can print a Winter 2015 Lottery Form here or pick one up at the circulation desk at the library.  For more information about any of these programs, please contact our Children’s Services Coordinator, Ms. Karen.

 
For children birth to 30 months old.

 

For children ages 3 to 5 years old.

 

For students in grades K – 2
 

 

For students in grades 3 – 4

 

 
 
Early Literacy Programs
For children birth to 30 months old.
 

babiesWiggle, Giggle, & Bounce…for children birth – 18 months.
Infants and caregivers will participate in lively 30 minute sessions that include music, movement, body rhymes, nursery rhymes, listening to books and lots of hugs!  You can continue to have fun with your little one at home by checking out our Wiggle, Giggle & Bounce Rhyme page.
Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:30 am
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Wiggle, Giggle & Bounce & send yourself an email reminder!

Read, Rhyme & Romp…for toddlers ages 18 – 30 months.RRR@
Toddlers and caregivers will participate in fun filled 45 minute sessions that include listening to books, music, movement, finger plays, nursery rhymes and other related activities designed especially for toddlers. Each session is followed by an open exploration time for children so parents can socialize.
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am OR Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:45  am

Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Read, Rhyme & Romp & send yourself an email reminder!
 
The Two of Us…caregiver & child program for 2½ – 3½ years.
A weekly parent and child program that introduces children to group story programs with 45 minute sessions that include listening to books, music, movement, finger plays, nursery rhymes, flannel board activities and more.
Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:45 am
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of The Two of Us & send yourself an email reminder!
 
2ofusRead with Me, Grow with Me…a program for our special little patrons
Children and their parents will enjoy active 45 minute sessions that include listening to books, music and interactive activities especially planned for children with special needs, but everyone is welcome.
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Read with Me, Grow with Me & send yourself an email reminder!

Playspace
…play group fun for toddlers & a parentplayspace2
Helping young children learn to share and play together is a challenge!  Bring a toy and your little one for an hour of group playtime for the children and parent time for you!  Parents must stay with children in the community room.  Playgroup is open to children ages 18 months & up. Younger children are welcome, but must be directly supervised by a parent.
Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Playspace & send yourself an email reminder!

Development Check2Free Development Check Ups for Children
The Pawling Library continues to partner with Astor Head Start & United Way to provide free development check ups for children ages 2 months – 5 years. Interested caregivers can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-899-1479 for an appointment.  All appointments will take place in the library Annex building.
Friday, January 16th, 2:30 – 5:00 pm  OR  Friday, March 20th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for our next check up date and time & send yourself an email reminder!
  
Preschool Literacy Programs
For children ages 3 to 5 years old.

 

PreSchool Literacy ProgramsJust for Me…a literacy program for 3 – 4 years.
Our first independent program includes listening to books, games, music, rhythm, movement,and flannel board activities.  Sessions are designed to encourage language, thinking skills, imagination and early literacy skills in a fun, natural setting. Parents are welcome to stay with their child if needed.
Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm OR Fridays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Just for Me & send yourself an email reminder!

Reading & Rhythm
…a literacy program for 4 – 5 years.
Children will participate in sessions that include listening to books, music, movement story re-telling, games and thinking activities designed to make early literacy skills fun and engaging.
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm OR Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Reading & Rhythm & send yourself an email reminder!
 

Leapin’ Letters
…an early literacy learning program for children ages 4 & 5 yearsLeapin' Letters
Immerse your child in early literacy skills in our special literacy program that focuses on those important pre-reading skills.  We’ll play with sounds, rhyming and syllables in a fun and natural atmosphere. Children will need an easy to open binder for this program.
Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Leapin’ Letters & send yourself an email reminder!
 
 
 Primary School Age Programs
For students in grades K – 2

 

legosBooks & Blocks…listen & build for grades K – 2!
Come listen to a story and imagine what the building possibilities are!  Then put your imagination in high gear and get ready to create lots of different structures. Weekly challenges will guide students to think about their structures and build within a specified criteria.
January 15th, February 12th & March 12th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Books & Blocks & send yourself an email reminder!
 
 
Pencil wizardPencil Wizards…a fun beginning writing & drawing program for grades K – 2
We’ll start with a story and then we’ll sharpen our pencils and learn to draw using easy lines and shapes. When we’re done we’ll write a simple sentence under it using familiar sight words and easily decodable words.   We’ll finish by coloring and adding scenery to make our work “picture perfect!
January 29th & February 26th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Pencil Wizards & send yourself an email reminder!
 
sleuth2Super Sleuth Stories…a crime stopper book club for grades K – 2.
Do you have what it takes to solve mysteries?  Join us to read early reader mysteries and learn some tricks of the trade.  We’ll read a new book each session and start with a super sleuth discussion.  Then we’ll head over to the crime lab to learn some real detective skills.
January 6th, February 3rd & March 3rd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Super Sleuth Stories & send yourself an email reminder!

 

Little Stitchers…a beginning sewing class for grades K – 2.Stitchers
We’ve got a great new way to develop eye-hand coordination and get creative!  We’ll be using paper, card stock and felt to get our “little stitchers” on the road to sewing! We’ll learn how to thread a needle and begin to sew using basic stitches to create some fun projects. We’ll even be reading some basic sight words!
January 20th & February 17th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Little Stitchers & send yourself an email reminder!

 

Kinderlit Stories…a weekend literacy program for 5 – 6 year olds.
Book buddiesA Saturday morning literacy program for Kindergartners! Students will participate in sessions that include listening to books, music, movement story re-telling, phonological awareness games and thinking activities designed to make learning literacy skills fun and engaging.

 

Home School Connection…a group program for families who home school their childrenHSC
Projects and activities inspired by the families and children who participate in the program. This program provides a time for creativity, imagination and socialization for the students while offering home schooling parents an opportunity to meet with each other.
January 9th & 23rd, February 13th & 27th, March 13th,
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Home School Connection & send yourself an email reminder!
 
Magic Tree House Book Club…for students in grade 2 & up. (see more below)
School Day Movie Fun…a “school closed” activity for grades 2 – 4. (see more below)

 

 Reading ConnectBook Buddies…reading practice for children in grades K – 2.
Teen volunteers will work 1:1 with new, reluctant or struggling readers to help encourage and support their growing reading skills.
Students will:
★ Listen to your child read.
★ Encourage & support reading strategies.
★ Read to your child to support comprehension.
★ Ask your child important question to increase understanding of the story as he or she reads.

Sign your child up and we’ll arrange 30 minutes of quality reading time with a “big brother or big sister” in a supervised setting. Spaces are limited to available volunteers and registration is required, so don’t miss out on an opportunity for your child to receive individualized attention and reading practice all at the same time. Registration is required and is limited by the number of available volunteers.
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 1:00 & 1:30 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Book Buddies & send yourself an email reminder!

 Clisby’s Crafting Cornera fun crafting workshop for students in grades 1 & 2.
Do you need a place to craft besides your table at home where you don’t always know what to make?  Well you can now say, “problem solved”.  At Clisby’s Crafting Corner we’ll have fun making crafts on select Saturdays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Join us in the community room in the yellow house next to the library. Hope to see you there!  This crafting club is being designed and presented by Allison Clisby as her Girl Scout Silver Award project.  Sign up for one or all of these great featured projects. Registration is required.

January 3rd – party hats & noise makersparty hat
January 17th – Piggy banks
February 7th – “Bee” mine craft / Candy butterflies
February 21st – Chinese New Year Paper Dragons
March 7th – I Spy & a Fish Tank
March 21st – Grassheads
April 18th –  Recycling Bin Mini-magnets
May 2nd – Allergy-free Bird Feeders
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Clisby’s Crafting Corner & send yourself an email reminder!

 

Intermediate School Age Programs
For students in grades 3 – 4

 

LegoBrilliant Brains & Blocks…listen, think, build for grades 3 & 4!
Ms. Karen will put your thinking skills to the test with challenges to create many different kinds of structures to test strength, stability and speed. Design, test  and redesign will help students refine their creations.
January 22nd & February 19th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Books, Blocks & Brains & send yourself an email reminder!
 
 Magic Tree House Book Club…for students in grade 2 – 4.Magic Tree House
Join us as we continue to read Jack and Annie adventures together! Read the book at home and then come for interactive story discussion and fun activities. This session we’ll read Civil War on Sunday, Revolutionary War on Wednesday & Tigers at Twilight.
January 8th, February 5th & March 5th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Magic Tree House Book Club & send yourself an email reminder!

 

TimeTrTime Travelers…for students in grade 3 & 4.
What if Abraham Lincoln had never been president?  What if women were not allowed to vote?  These events which happened in American history changed our country forever!  Join us as we step back in time to learn about the events that shaped our country. How might our country look today if these events had not taken place? After discussing the books, we’ll enjoy an activity to help us understand how these events felt to the Americans who lived them. This session we’ll read Riding Freedom & Lincoln’s Legacy.
January 27th & February 24th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of Time Travelers Book Club & send yourself an email reminder!

 

In Stitches…a sewing program for grades 3 & 4In Stitches
If sewing sounds like fun, join us to learn a little more each session about how to sew. This program will include projects that involve both hand sewing and machine sewing!  We’ll be learning some new stitches and perfecting those needle threading skills.
January 13th, February 10th & March 10th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Check our calendar for upcoming sessions of In Stitches & send yourself and email reminder!
 

 

ParisSchool Day Movie Fun…a “school closed” activity for students in grades 2 – 4
No school today so come on down to the library to enjoy a movie with friends.  We’ll be watching the movie Monster in Paris,  so join us for a fun afternoon! Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Registration is required.
Monday, January 19th, 1:00 pm