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Summer Programs!

Summer Programs for Young Adults will run from July 5 to August 20. Programs are open to all students entering 6th grade thru freshman year of college, or non-traditionally schooled young adults ages 10-18, unless otherwise specified. Register for programs at the library or by calling (845) 855-3444

You can also download the registration form here: Registration form Summer 2017

Registration begins June 13.

Community Service and Volunteering

Project Do Something: Complete a small but impactful community service project each week while hanging out with your friends. Have fun, gain two hours of community service, and benefit the community! Mondays, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/14, 6:30-8:30

Library Legions: Gain up to two hours of community service each week by volunteering in the library. Help with circulation tasks like shelving books, finding books, organizing sections of the library, and keeping the library looking its best! Library Legions is for ages 12 and up.

Teen Carnival Planning Committee: Help plan our end of summer carnival by designing and building games and activities! Thursdays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17, 3:30-4:30


Summer Fun

Minecraft Creative Club: Meet every other week to build a world using your creative Minecraft skills. Teens may pick one Minecraft Club to sign up for, and can be placed on the waiting list for the other. Tuesdays, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 5:30-6:30

Minecraft Survival Club: Meet every other week to build, survive, and fight off danger in Minecraft Survival Mode. Teens may pick one Minecraft Club to sign up for, and can be placed on the waiting list for the other. Tuesdays, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 5:30-6:30

Summer Club: Play team building games, make a healthy lunch, then do a fun and educational activity each week.  Wednesdays, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 12:00-2:00

Teen Outdoor Takeover: Get together with friends to do a different activity each week. Play outdoor games in the courtyard, or play board games in the annex if it is raining. Fridays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/18, 5:00-7:00


Summer Classes

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness with Denise Noble: Learn a wide variety of yoga poses and activities in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. Thematic ideas such as peace, respect, and acceptance will be introduced. Wear Comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Tuesdays, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 4:30-5:15

Community Building Circle with the Mediation Center of Dutchess County: Learn communication tools, build relationships, and cultivate understanding with your peers at the library. The Community Building Circle provides a space to share, listen and be heard. This program is strongly recommended for all teens who attend library programs. Friday, 7/21, 5:00-7:00

Zine Publishing: Learn about the history of zines and self-publishing and work together to create a zine with original art and creative writing. By the end of the summer you will have a finished product to bring home and to distribute to the community. This program is supported by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Wednesdays, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 3:30-5:30

Write your own Choose Your Own Adventure novel: Learn about Choose Your Own Adventure novels and write your own using WordPress. Use hyperlinked text to direct readers to different sections of the story. Workshop each other’s stories to help each other improve. Thursdays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17, 5:00-6:00

DIY Class: Each week we will complete a different creative Do It Yourself project. Sign up for every class or choose which projects you want to sign up for. Fridays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/11, 8/18, 3:30-4:30

7/7: dream catchers
7/14: bling a birdhouse
7/21: birch tree paintings
7/28: string art
8/11: tissue paper candle holders
8/18: friendship bracelets


Battle of the Books

Middle School Battle of the Books

Teens entering grades 6 thru 9 are eligible to join the Middle School team. Team members read a selection of eight books and compete in an epic bracketed trivia battle against teams from other libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System. During team meetings we will discuss the books, practice battle, and do fun activities to prepare for the competition.

During the summer we will meet on Mondays from 4:30-5:30. The final battle is on September 16th at the Dutchess County Community College.

High School Battle of the Books

Teens entering grades 9 thru their freshman year of college are eligible to join the High School team. Team members read a selection of five books and compete in a round robin style trivia battle with teams from other Mid-Hudson Libraries.

The Final Battle is August 19th at Poughkeepsie Day School.


Join the Teen Green Dragons and scorch the competition in the Pawling Reading Rally! 

Between June 26 and September 1, teens will compete with children and adults to spent the most time reading! Learn more about the Pawling Reading Rally and sign up here!