Category: Community

Kids Take the Lead in Summer Reading Challenge

BIG NEWS! The Kids (ages 0-10) now lead in our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge!  What age group can read the most this summer? Here are the standings: First Place: Kids (6,205 minutes) Second Place: Adults (2,960 minutes) Third Place: Teens (300 minutes) Together, our community has read 9,465 minutes this summer! We’re almost halfway to our goal of 20,000 minutes! Keep up the great work! Want to get involved and help your team? Want to win free books and other prizes? Join the contest by logging the time you spend reading and learning this summer. You can log online here, print a paper reading log, or pick one up from the library front desk.

Read for our Community!

Tails and Tales Summer Learning Challenge Are you looking for a way to keep yourself or your family engaged in reading over the summer break? Curious about how you can make a difference in our community without leaving home? Maybe you’re competitive and really want to win prizes or earn brag tags to show off your reading progress. Whatever your motivation, our summer reading program can meet your needs! Want competition? Minutes read between June 21 and August 21 will be logged for three teams, the kids, teens, and adults! The team that reads the most minutes will be crowned Summer Reading Champions, and earn extra raffle tickets for the awesome prizes we’re giving away, like a Kindle Fire and local gift cards. Youth readers will also earn brag tags and prizes like tickets to Danbury Westerners games and books. Want to help the community? Help us earn a new marketplace kids play toy by reading and completing other learning activities. By tracking the time your family spends reading this summer, you can help us meet our...

Lakeside Park is Friendly to Readers

Recent visitors to Lakeside Park may have discovered a new landmark: a Little Free Library. This box was the handiwork of local Boy Scouts. Park visitors are encouraged to take a book that they are interested in reading, and to leave behind one that they have already finished. If you like the new Little Free Library, you can thank Julian, Sean, and Levi from the Boy Scouts for putting it together and the Town of Pawling for their support.

Vaccine available in Dover

Wednesday June 9th, Dutchess County will be administering the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at 3081 Route 22 in Dover. Walkins are welcome, but registration is always appreciated. Visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/…/DBCH/Vaccine-Appointments.htm for more information or to register. As always, vaccination is free.

Centennial Jazz Concert

The Pawling Library is hosting a free jazz concert on the Village Green on Saturday May 22nd, 1-3 PM. Why is the Pawling Library kicking off its year-long centennial celebration with a New Orleans Jazz band? Because in 1921, when the library received its Charter from the New York State Board of Education, what was known then as Dixieland Jazz, was all the rage all over the country! In the early twentieth century, the Great Migration of talented Black and Creole musicians who left New Orleans to seek a better life in the north, brought this vibrant musical genre to Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. And what better way to celebrate our one hundred years of service to our community than to shout out our excitement with this “brassy” introduction to our thrilling year of programming and events brought to you by the generosity of the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust. While you’re celebrating with us, dance on over to the information tent where we will be sharing our program schedule for...

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.

Vaccine Appointments at T-P

On Wednesday May 19th, Dutchess County will be offering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at the @TrinityPawling fieldhouse. Walk-ins accepted, but appointments preferred. Sign up for an appointment: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C1FC30A7A0960370E0530A6C7C15749C

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