Category: Community

PCSD School Budget

The Pawling Central School District has posted its proposed budget for 2022-2023. For full details, please visit https://www.pawlingschools.org/finance

Free Covid Tests

Dutchess County has provided the Pawling Library with at-home Covid tests. Anyone who would like a free two-pack of tests may pick one up at the library any time we are open, while supplies last.

BOOK SEARCH: The Quest To Find The Oldest Book In Pawling

The Pawling Library is holding a Book Search contest as part of our Centennial Celebration. From November 2021 to March 2022 you have to find the oldest book. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, April  5th and awarded a $50.00 gift certificate from the Book Cove. Hidden away in your attic, in a cabinet, box or chest, might be that literary treasure. Please bring your vintage books to our library so that we can make a note of the titles and dates of publication. We’ll also of course need your contact information. For a century the Pawling Library has been serving our community and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thank you for your patronage.

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease / Online Program

Tuesday, March 15 3:00-4:30 pm Click the link below to register for Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/legal-financial-planning-for-alzheimers-disease-online-program/2022-03-15/ If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans into place. Join us for this free virtual program in partnership the Red Hook Public Library featuring guest speaker Rachel Flanagan Frost, Esq. For further information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

COME TOGETHER PAWLING: How to build (and rebuild) trust / Online Program

Monday, March 7 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for COME TOGETHER PAWLING: How to build (and rebuild) trust or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/come-together-pawling-online-program-2/2022-03-07/   Each month, in a respectful and open environment, we’ll explore a new topic led by a different community leader. At the start of the program, we’ll be watching a 15-minute TED TALKS video, entitled How to build (and rebuild) trust , with Culture Builder Frances Frei. Following the viewing, we’ll open up a group discussion led by Gabrielle Semel. Our wellness as individuals and as a community depends on continued sharing, support and conversation in times of celebration as well as in times of conflict. Come Together and join us in fostering deeper conversations, listening to disparate experiences and points of view in the realm of challenging context such as racism, sexism, bipartisanship, whiteness and social justice. We understand that these conversations could be difficult to have, and believe that by coming together to find the willingness to listen and learn, we can...

Have you visited our StoryWalk®?

Have you visited the StoryWalk® set up at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park? Take a family walk and read along to Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. If you do visit, please don’t forget to leave us a message in our tracking book. And if you come across any damage or missing pages, please contact the library at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to let us know! Thank you to Town of Pawling Recreation Department and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for partnering with us on this project. Please note that this StoryWalk will be on display until 12/17/21. The program will return with a new story in 2022! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Community Book Read: The Mysterious Affair at Styles with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, December 8 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for the Community Book Read or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/winter-one-community-one-book-the-mysterious-affair-at-styles-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-12-08/ The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works. We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Grand: Rehabilitation & Nursing, the Pawling Resource Center & the Book Cove. To participate in this program, order a copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove,...

Family Block Party: Celebrate the end of summer!

Summer programs have come to a close, so join us for our end of summer celebration! Wizard of Oz Family Block Party: Saturday, August 28th, 12:30 – 3:00 PM Lakeside Park: 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, New York 12564 Join us under the Lakeside pavilion for a free event featuring bouncy castle, rainbow water play area, dunk tank, crafts, lawn games, snacks, and a prize raffle for major prizes like local gift cards, toys, and a Kindle Fire. There will be a Wizard of Oz themed costume contest, which all ages are welcome to join!  No registration is required, so stop by and play with us, even if only for a little while! Thank you to the Donaldson Trust and Pawling Centennial Committee for sponsoring this event.

Community Book Read: A Passage to India with Stephanie Rogers / Online Program

Wednesday, September 29 6:30-8:00 pm Click the link below to register for Community Book Read: A Passage to India or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/autumn-one-community-one-book-a-passage-to-india-with-stephanie-rogers/2021-09-08/ The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial. For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing people together through their passion for great literary works. We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. To participate in this program, order a copy of A Passage to India through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this...

Thank you Summer Readers!

WOW! Thank you to our Tails and Tales Summer Readers who read over 33,000 minutes (550 hours) this summer to earn our library a new marketplace learning center!   Plus, the Kid’s Team Won the Reading Challenge! The marketplace is now available for families to use in our children’s area. It is designed to help our preschool and toddler patrons learn through play and will feature rotating themes of play such as grocery store, tools and repair, and a flower shop. The repair shop is open now, with alphabet locks, gears, and a pint-sized tool box. Stop by and check it out! To wrap up the program: At the close of our six week Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge, the kid’s team won the Summer Reading Crown for the second summer in a row! Congrats to everyone on the kid’s team who each earned an extra raffle ticket for our big prize raffle and bragging rights as the reading champions!