I reread The Hobbit which I hadn’t read in sometime, and I felt like I was a kid again, wandering through the woods with my friends, pretending we were Hobbits, Elves and Goblins. -Donald P.
Author: Chris Fisher
The building will be closed January 1st and 2nd in observance of New Years Day. Happy New Year, Everyone!
The building will also be closed for December 24th, 25th & 26th. Just because the building is closed, doesn’t meant that you can’t access thousands of great materials and resources! Check out Overdrive, Hoopla, Kanopy and Creative Bug to start accessing digital content from the comfort of your home. Have a happy holiday!
We will be closing at 3:00PM on Wednesday, 11/23. The building will also be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, 11/24. Just because the building is closed, doesn’t meant that you can’t access thousands of great materials and resources! Check out Overdrive, Hoopla, Kanopy and Creative Bug to start accessing digital content from the comfort of your home.
Our current library director has left for a new position. If you are interested in becoming our next library director, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ to read the job description and to submit an application. Interested candidates should apply on our website by Monday, October 11.
The Pawling Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday July 5th at our normal time of 10 AM. You can learn more about local Independence Day events on the Dutchess Tourism website: https://dutchesstourism.com/calendar
The Pawling Library is looking to contract with an accounting firm to handle our accounting and bookkeeping needs. If you know of an accounting firm that might be able help us, please have them send us an engagement letter. A fuller explanation of what we are seeking can be found at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Accounting-RFP.pdf
The Pawling Library is currently accepting bids from contractors who would be interested in building our new children’s addition. If you know of any contractors who might be interested in bidding, please make sure we receive their bids by July 8th. The full details and bid documents can be found at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/bid/
The Pawling Library will be closed Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. For information about what is happening for Memorial Day around Dutchess County, you can visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Executive/Dutchess-County-War-Memorial-Ceremony-Highlights-Slate-of-Local-Memorial-Days-Events.htm
The Pawling Library is holding its annual book sale May 7/8 and 14/15 and we need volunteers to help with set up and break down. This is a great opportunity for teens to earn community service hours! The sale will take place in the Lathrop Building at Lakeside Park. Set up is Thursday, May 5th (11:00 – 5:00, 7:00-9:00 PM) and Friday, May 6th (9:00 – 4:00). Breakdown is Sunday, May 15th, starting at 3:00 PM. Volunteers can come at any time during these hours. It would be helpful if we know ahead of time how many people we might expect but it’s ok if volunteers stop by when they find time. Please call the library, 855-3444, for more information or to sign up to volunteer.