Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC Wednesday, July 12 7:00-8:00 pm Boosting the Immune System is a short presentation that addresses the role of the skin, tongue & gastrointestinal system in protecting us. Participants will learn how to avoid and heal quickly from colds and flu viruses using food, herbs, vitamins and minerals to strengthen their own body’s natural defenses. They’ll learn how to speed up the body’s healing schedule regarding minor cuts and bruises and how to choose the right foods and beverages to help recover from minor viral illnesses. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.  

RB Digital

Download Magazines with RB Digital

Did you know that you can use your library card to download current and back issues of magazines? With RB Digital, you can subscribe or select individual issues to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. With approximately 150 different magazines to choose from, there is bound to be something that strikes your fancy. If not, let us know and we can try to subscribe! RB Digital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries) is available for Apple or Android devices (including some Kindles).


Library closed on July 4th

The Pawling Free Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at our usual time of 10 AM on Wednesday, July 5th. The library will also be open during its regular hours of operation on Saturday July 1 and Monday July 3. We will be closed on Sunday July 2nd, because we are closed every Sunday during the months of July and August. July 5th is the first day of children’s and teen summer programming. For more information, check out our online calendar of events or download a registration from our website.

Library After Hours Cancelled

The Library After Hours program scheduled for today, June 24th, will be cancelled. The theme for this month, Pajama Party, will be postponed until next month’s Library After Hours event. We apologize for the last minute cancellation. Library After Hours is a teen program which takes place on the last Saturday of every month. More information about Library After Hours can be found here.

FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring

English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna Friday, July 7th and 21st 2:00 – 5:00 pm Tutoring is available for both adults and teens. Sessions are for one hour. To schedule an appointment with Karina register at the front desk or call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

Ebooks Just Got Easier

The Pawling Library has recently upgraded its account with Overdrive, our supplier of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. If you haven’t used Overdrive before, there’s never been a better time to start. You can access our collection by visiting the Mid Hudson Overdrive website or by downloading the Overdrive app (available for Android, Apple, and Kindle devices). If you are already an Overdrive user, there are three changes you may have noticed to the way Overdrive works at the Pawling Library. Recommend If you have searched Overdrive recently, you may have already noticed that there is now a “Recommend to Library” feature”. For titles that are not currently part of our Overdrive collection, patrons now have the option of letting us know that they would be interested in us purchasing these titles. (Please note that eBooks generally cost the library at least three times as much as print books, so we are unable to purchase all titles recommended to us. Still, we would love to know what you are interested in, and do investigate every purchase...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Registration for summer programs begins Tuesday June 13th. With it comes the opportunity to register for this year’s Reading Rally. For the second year in a row, the children, teens, and adults of Pawling will compete to see who can spend the most time reading over the course of the summer. Though registration begins on Tuesday June 12th, the competition doesn’t start until Monday June 26th. For more information and online registration links, visit

Children’s Summer Programs Registration Available

Children’s Summer Programs Registration Available

As the weather heats up and we enter the last few weeks of the school year, Miss Neena, the Children’s Programming Coordinator, has been concocting a fun-filled schedule of events for Pawling’s children this summer. From a solar eclipse viewing to movie nights to our summer reading rally, summer programs abound! We’re excited to announce the availability of the children’s summer session registration form. Programs are available for families and children ages birth- 5th grade. The form is now live.  You can find it here. You can also stop by and pick up a form from the circulation desk.  A general guide to our programs can be found here. Registration for our summer session programs runs from Tuesday, June 13th to Monday, June 19th. 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 between June 13th and 19th at the library’s circulation desk, pick a lottery number, and get ready for summer learning. Please plan to...

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, 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.

An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Seminar

Presented by The Blue Olive Tuesday, June 13 / 7:00-8:30 pm Join The Blue Olive for an informative demonstration about complementing meals using the incredible trio that is summer vegetables, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. There are so many wonderful vegetables available locally each spring and summer, but we don’t always know how to prepare them properly. This seminar and tasting will give you the know-how to apply basic olive oil and vinegar principles to even the most unlikely of veggies. Program fee: $10.00. Registration is required. To register please contact the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.