Current Children’s Programs

Current Virtual and At-Home Programs

The Pawling Library has moved online! Our online collection is available for all of your media related needs, and our programming staff is working hard to offer opportunities for learning and engagement from home! All you need is internet access–no library card required. This page will be edited as more opportunities become available.


Virtual Sunshine Art Show READ-A-THON Weekly Family Trivia Contest April BINGO
Virtual Story Hours


Virtual Sunshine Art Show

Submit entries: April 3 – April 17

Virtual Show on display starting April 20

Register and submit an entry here:

Hey kids and families, we need your help! Entries are needed for our Virtual Sunshine Art Show. Quarantine can be tricky, but it can be especially hard on seniors and those who live alone. In partnership with the Pawling Senior Friendship Center, we want to help brighten the day of our community members from afar by sharing artwork focused on the themes of positivity, community, and love.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate, using whatever materials are available at home. Whether you make something of clay, markers, paint, or even recyclables and tape, it (or at least a picture of it) can be featured in our art show! Limit 3 submissions per child. Submissions should be submitted virtually as JPEG, PNG, or PDFs and will be featured on our website and shared with seniors and other community members via the Library and Friendship Center. Parent/caregiver permission is required with entry.

Having trouble submitting? Email Ms. Neena at or text her at 845-350-2771



We may not be together now, but we sure can read together!  All ages are invited to join our community in tallying minutes for our Read-A-Thon! Can we collectively read our goal of 20,000 minutes between now and June 1st? What about 50,000? Help us prove that staying home doesn’t mean reading and learning stops.
Our library uses READsquared, a program designed to foster a love of reading! Plus, the more you read and log, the closer you’ll be to unlocking prizes. Kids and adults can earn at-home art projects, book bags, slime, and other swag!
Register for the Read-a-Thon now at
Want to know how close we are to our community goal? Check the Read-A-Thon meter here.



Family Trivia Contests

Every Friday between now and when we reopen, we will be posting a family friendly trivia game here for you to play with your family and friends. Play online anytime from your computer, phone, or tablet. We encourage grown ups to be involved–use this as a chance to problem solve and have fun with your families. Top scorers will be posted to our winner’s page each week!

Week One: Movies by Emoji Has your family been watching lots of movies while staying home? Well then this one is for you! Click on this link to play: or type code 0764916 into the Kahoot app.

Check back next Friday for a new quiz!

Library BINGO – Be entered to win prizes!

Are you up for the blackout challenge? Play our April Library BINGO  game and see how many boxes you can complete. Download and edit the board on your computer, tablet, or phone. Each time you complete the activity in a box, mark it off. Complete five in a row across or down and submit your board for an entry into our BINGO prize drawing. Complete the blackout challenge–the whole board– and get five entries to win!

Not interested in submitting for prizes? You can still play along for fun!

Please only submit one board per child. Submissions due by May 1; winners notified early May.

Download April Library BINGO

You can save and edit this as a PDF or take a screen shot on a mobile device and save it as a photo to edit as you go.

Submit Completed BINGO board here

Completed boards can also be emailed to or
texted to 845-350-2771


Virtual Story Times

While we are not currently able to offer virtual story times, we do recommend the following resources for those missing story hour! Most importantly, we love to hear that you are continuing to read together at home!

  • Berkner Breaks with the Laurie Berkner Band She’s a superstar recording artist for children, and she’s hosting concerts from her living room on weekday mornings! Join Laurie on Facebook Live at 10 am EST or catch up later.
  • Storyline Online lets you see and hear well-known actors reading children’s books accompanied by graphically dynamic videos the whole family will enjoy!
  • Story Time in Space features real astronauts reading favorite books aloud from the International Space Station!

For more online resources for children and families, including eBooks, audiobooks, downloadable movies, educational games, and more, check out:


Talk to us! 

Children’s programming and learning opportunities are an essential part of our library mission, and so, if you at any time are in need of recommendations for easy, affordable, at-home learning experiences for children ages 0-10, please reach out to our Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at any time. While we are closed, you can call or text Ms. Neena at 845-350-2771 or email us