The Library chartered in 1921, It was initially located on the second floor of the Pawling Firehouse. Today, the Pawling Library occupies two buildings: a main library and an annex. The main building was acquired in 1963, expanded in 1973, and renovated in 2002. More recently, the Library acquired the “Yellow House” next door, and currently uses this building as its annex for library programs and meetings.

Our Staff

Brian Avery, Library Director
Tom Clemmons, Circulation Manager
Neena McBaer, Children’s Services Programming Coordinator
Phil Prout, Young Adult Programming Coordinator
Donald Partelow, Adult Programming Coordinator

Christine Bexley, Circulation Clerk
Katie Castaldo, Page
Lisa Geocos, Circulation Clerk
Alyssa Gibson, Circulation Clerk
Terry Konrath, Circulation Clerk
Lyn Lavallee, Circulation Clerk
Kaitlyn Stroud, Circulation Clerk
Angie Webb, Circulation Clerk

Board of Trustees

Stephanie Jane McLaughlin (President)
Brian Smith (Vice President)
Karen Franco (Secretary)
Nicholas Robertshaw (Treasurer)

Megan Burlington
Amy Emke
Heather Fidler
Dennis Munnelly
Susan Stone
Virginia West


Board of Trustees Meetings:
Board of Trustees meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Regular board meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 6:45 PM in the Community Room or our Library Annex. Check our Calendar or call the library to confirm the exact date and time of the next meeting. View our Archive of Board Minutes for past meetings.