Author: Brian Avery

Trustee meeting at the park

The May 13th meeting of the Pawling Library’s Board of trustees will take place at the pavilion in Lakeside Park at 6 PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend, provided that they adhere to social distancing requirements.

Community Survey

The Pawling Library is conducting a survey to help us understand how people use the library and how we can serve them best. We would love to have your input as we chart our future. Go to https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/survey/ to leave your feedback.

Notice of Public Statement Hearing

The New York State Public Service Commission is seeking public comment regarding two proposals filed by Department of Public Service Staff in the Gas Planning Proceeding. The proposals may be reviewed online at the Department of Public Service web page, www.dps.ny.gov by searching under Case 20-G-0131. Any person wishing to provide a public statement at a hearing must pre-register electronically or by telephone.

Stage 7 Re-Opening

On Saturday May 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 7 of our re-opening protocols. This means we are resuming limited, socially-distant in-person programming. Up to 14 visitors are permitted into each building. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit (or longer, if nobody is waiting for a turn to use the library). For the six guidelines to follow during stage 7 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ We recognize that not everyone is ready to return to our building. During stage 7 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

Proposed School District Budget

The Pawling Central School District has published its proposed budget. This budget will be up for a public vote on May 18th. If you would like to read through the budget before the day of the vote, you can access it at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Pawling-CSD-Budget-Document-2021-2022.pdf

Trustee meeting will be online

The April 8th meeting of the library’s board of trustees will be conducted digitally. If you would like access to the meeting, please contact the library director, Brian Avery, by emailing director@pawlinglibrary.org

How to Sign Up for the Covid-19 Vaccine in Dutchess County

Knowing how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine appointment is hard, and it’s the first time for all of us! The libraries of Dutchess County are here to help you understand how to get started. Here is a short video that can help: https://vimeo.com/522899276

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Library Re-Opens February 12th

Starting on Friday, February 12th, the Pawling Library will once again be open to the public. On the 12th, we will move to stage 5 of our re-opening protocols. Up to ten patrons at a time will be allowed to enter the library. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit. For the six guidelines to follow during stage 5 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ During stage 5 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

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Download Magazines With Libby

Overdrive now offers over 3,000 popular magazines available to download with no wait lists, holds, or checkout limits. Using your library card you can download the magazines from the Overdrive website (https://mhls.overdrive.com/) or view them on your mobile device using the Libby App (https://meet.libbyapp.com/). Magazine checkouts do not affect the number of eBooks you can request or check out at once in the Overdrive service. The collection of magazines ranges from the well-known (The New Yorker, The Economist, Vogue, National Geographic) to the highly specialized (Minecraft World, Interweave Crochet, Yachting World, Home Business Magazine). Magazines are even available in other languages.

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Free Online Learning

The New York State Department of Labor has made online job training available for free to all New Yorkers. Visit https://dol.ny.gov/online-learning-coursera to create a Coursera account and start learning. Courses cover a broad range of topics and skill levels, from business negotiation to cybersecurity to medical neuroscience.