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...
Category: Fund Raising
The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 6th through 8th. The library annex will be full of books of every variety, perfect to buy for yourself or a loved one this holiday season. All proceeds will go toward library programs and events. On Saturday December 7th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will even come by the library and there will be live Christmas music. The hours for the book sale are as follows: Friday 12/6: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/7: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/8: 11:00 – 2:00 If you are interested in volunteering to help set up for the book sale on Thursday or clean up afterwards on Sunday, please call the library at 845-855-3444. We are always very grateful for any assistance we can get.
The Pawling Library has a big birthday coming up, and we would love to plan a grand event to commemorate this special anniversary. Join in the fun and become part of our centennial celebration. Sign up at the circulation desk and we will be in touch soon! You can also sign up by calling the library at 845-855-3444.
Hudson Valley Parent Magazine is giving away $500 worth of books to two local libraries. You can vote for Pawling by visiting https://hvparent.com/spirit-of-giving-sweepstakes and sharing what you love most about the Pawling Library. You can vote any time between now (hint, hint!) and December 7th. Limit one vote per person.
The Pawling Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the community of Pawling for their outstanding support at our 2018 Annual Book Sale. Held at the Pawling Firehouse, the sale took place over two weekends beginning May 12th and grossed nearly $12,000 dollars. These much-needed funds go directly back to the library and are used to offset operating costs. For Trustee and Book Sale Committee member Karen Franco, one of the best parts of the book sale is “seeing people’s excitement and pleasure when they find favorite authors or new treasures in the incredible collection of 35,000 books that were donated during the course of the year. We love seeing these wonderful books getting recycled back into readers’ hands instead of ending up in a landfill.” If you were at the book sale, we likely asked you to sign our petition to place the library’s budget on the November 2018 ballot. This was our first foray into signature gathering and we were encouraged and heartened by the number of people willing to support our library....
Our annual book sale will start May 12th. However, we will need volunteers to help us as early as Thursday the 10th. If you are available to help us out with any part of the process, please call the library at 845-855-3444 or drop by the circulation desk to sign up as a volunteer. We could use help moving boxes, setting up and tearing down, keeping things organized, and helping customers. For more information on the book sale itself, please visit http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/booksale/
Are you skipping the long lines at the cash register and avoiding the hordes at the mall this holiday season? Support our local stores in Pawling first, but if you find yourself shopping in your PJ’s, you can support your library while you do it! You shop, Amazon gives. How’s it work? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Pawling Free Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Click here to get started! Thanks for your support, and have a great holiday!