The Library was founded in 1928, when it was located on the second floor of the Pawling Firehouse. Today, the Pawling Library occupies two buildings: its main building was renovated in 2002; most recently, the Library acquired the “Yellow House” next door, and currently uses this building for library programs and meetings.

Our Staff

Brian Avery, Library Director
Kate Lambert, Young Adult Programming Coordinator
Neena McBaer, Children’s Services Programming Coordinator
Donald Partelow, Adult Programming Coordinator
Evelina Simoes, Circulation Manager

Christine Bexley, Circulation Clerk
Katie Castaldo, Page
Lisa Geocos, Circulation Clerk
Alyssa Gibson, Circulation Clerk
Lyn Lavallee, Circulation Clerk
Deborah Moore, Circulation Clerk
Kaitlyn Stroud, Circulation Clerk

Board of Trustees

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

Verna Carey
Amy Emke
Dennis Munnelly
Susan Stone


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.