Author: Chris Fisher

Happy New Year!

The building will be closed January 1st and 2nd in observance of New Years Day.  Happy New Year, Everyone!

Holiday Hours

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!

Thanksgiving Hours

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.

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 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.

Library Closed on July 4th

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

In Search of Accounting Help

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

Bids for Kids Corner

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/

Memorial Day Weekend

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

Book Sale Volunteers Needed

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.

Gala Tickets Now Available

Are you trying to buy tickets to the library’s Centennial Gala? You’re getting closer! The direct link to the ticket buying site is https://secure.givelively.org/event/pawling-free-library/pawling-library-centennial-gala For information about the library Centennial, including fundraising and event information, you can also visit https://pawlinglibrarycentennial.com/ The Centennial site features the link to the Gala tickets as well.