Blood Drive at Pawling Recreation

Tuesday, October 4 11:30 am-4:30 pm.  Carve out a new tradition. Give Blood! Schedule to donate at and use sponsor code: Pawling New donors NEEDED! Your donation can help save up to THREE lives!   Pawling Recreation is located at 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling, NY 12564.       Phone: 845-855-1131 Email:  

Bubble Bus Party!

Looking for something to do while schools are closed on Tuesday, October 11? Got a preschooler or toddler who loves to dance and bubbles? Bubble Bus Party Free! Register here Tuesday, 10/11 on the day off from school 1:00-3:00 PM at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564 Join us on 10/11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a special visit from the Bubble Bus. This one-of-a kind bus sprays hundreds of thousands of bubbles and is like no other bubble experience. A huge hit for all ages, the bubble bus is a fun time for kids to dance, run, and pop their way through a field of bubbles. In addition, the Pawling Library team will be on hand connecting our bubble play back to learning, getting kids to think about mindfulness and stress relief through bubbles and books! This outdoor event will take place outdoors at Lakeside Park, weather permitting. All ages welcome to drop in for part of all of the two hour event. Sending your child to Pawling Recreations’...

Library Director Search

Our current library director has left for a new position. If you are interested in becoming our next library director, please visit to read the job description and to submit an application. Interested candidates should apply on our website by Monday, October 11.

Fall Youth Programs – Registration Now Open!

Our Fall programs are just around the corner! Registration for child and teen programs for our fall cycle, Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 starts today, Monday, 9/12! Register anytime after this date. Children’s Programs: For more information on our programs for children birth – grade 4, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page. Register online from this portal, our calendar, or by contacting Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at or 845-855-3444. Registration is preferred for all programs in the children’s department. Drop-ins will be accommodated whenever possible, though drop-in participation is not guaranteed. Teen/Tween Programs: Visit our Teen Programs page for information on this fall’s series of events for youth ages 10-18. Register from our calendar or through the teen programs page. For more information, contact Young Adult Programming Coordinator, Maureen Meltzer-McGrath at or 845-855-3444. Registration is required for all programs in the Young Adult Department.  

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Stop by the Library throughout September to get a Library card and new card applicants will be entered into a raffle to win a basket of books! There are baskets for adults, teens, big kids and little kids because everyone can get a library card with proof of address. With your card, you can borrow books, movies, video games, audio books, museum passes and more!

Check out our Final Drafts!

This summer, a group of children ages 4-12 worked hard with a team of volunteers, their parents and caregivers, and our staff to write and illustrate their own books! Over 9 weeks, the youth worked on rough drafts, edited, and finalized their projects. They learned about character development and perspective taking, adding in details about how characters feel into their plots. Our team couldn’t be more impressed by their final products and perseverance! Thanks to sponsorship by Dutchess County and the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, each child will receive a free published copy of their book to keep. Take a look at the drafts and covers of some of our participants’ soon-to-be released books!

Monday Matinee at Pawling Recreation

Monday, October 3 2-4 pm Click the links below to register for Monday Matinee or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The Monday Matinee will take place at Pawling Recreation. Movie: Vengeance Stars: B.J. Novak & Ashton Kutcher Comedy, Mystery, Thriller Rated: R Running Time: 1h 47m A writer from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her. –from IMDb   NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation. 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

From Memory to Family Memoir / Online Program

Tuesday, October 4 6:00-7:30 pm Click the link below to register for From Memory to Family Memoir or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   Each of us has a wealth of memories. The goal of this once a month program is writing your life stories. At every gathering each person has 10 minutes to share a story with our group members in a very supportive environment. No one’s work and writing skills are ever critiqued. Your unique style of writing is the right way to write. Please join us every month. Relive your memories that will one day become your memoir. Surprise your family who’ve wanted you to do this. The biggest surprise you’ll find is recalling the stories of your life. We look forward to seeing you.

Coloring Group: Adult Art Workshop

Wednesdays 1-2 pm Click the link below to register for Coloring Group or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.   Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils. Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day! All supplies will be provided.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.   Pawling Recreation 2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email:

Line Dancing at Pawling Recreation

Wednesday, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 Friday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 2:15-3:15 pm Instructor: Tina Orgera Click the links below to register for Line Dancing or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Wednesdays: Fridays: Do you enjoy line dancing or want to learn? It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to this or experienced. Spend an hour dancing while listening to a variety of tunes. Line dancing is not just entertainment, it’s also a good form of exercise. Please join us. Be good to yourself and have some fun. Joy is healthy, too!   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation for this program.   2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564 845-855-1131 Email: