Category: Library News & Events

Join our Fall Children’s Programs

The schedule for children’s programs for September – November is now available. Registration is also open now. This Fall, we’re offering in-person, digital, and take home kit programs for chlidren ages birth – elementary school. Join anytime–registration is rolling, but enrollment is first come, first served. We appreciate your patience as we’ve worked to put together the best schedule possible. View the entire schedule of events and register for programs here. For more information about programs and our services to youth, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a full-time Young Adult Program Coordinator. If you are interested, you can read more about the position and apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ Only applications submitted through our online portal will be considered. If you would like more information about applying, please email our library director, Brian Avery at director@pawlinglibrary.org.

Masks Highly Encouraged

Starting Wednesday June 23rd, the Pawling Library will be relaxing its safety restrictions. Fully vaccinated individuals may use their best judgment about whether to wear a mask, but masks are highly encouraged. All public computers are available for use, and we will be open for our normal hours of operation. For information about how to become fully vaccinated, please visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Vaccine-Appointments.htm Patrons who do not wish to come into the library may still sign up for contactless checkout at https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout Patrons unable to visit the library may sign up for homebound delivery by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing Tom at circ@pawlinglibrary.org Have questions? Call the library at (845) 855-3444.

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...

The Great Give Back: Helping our Community

The Pawling library is partnering with our friends at the Pawling Resource Center who are in need of your help. They are especially in need of the products listed below. We are asking that you please donate whatever items you can to our library. The Great Give Back is a program that offers our patrons the opportunity to help people in their community. Donations will be accepted from Friday, October 1, until Friday, October 15. Items needed: Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant Paper products – toilet paper, tissues, paper towels Baby diapers and wipes Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. The Pawling Resource Center is located at 126 East Main Street, in the carriage house of the John Kane House. https://www.pawlingresourcecenter.org Phone: 845-855-3459.

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!

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.

Trustee meeting will be online

The September 9th 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

Emergency Board Meeting

On Monday July 19th at 6:30 PM, the library annex will be the site of an emergency board meeting. The library’s board of trustees will meet to discuss funding for the proposed building expansion.

We’re hiring

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work the circulation desk on Tuesdays and Sundays. You can read the job description and apply online by going to pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs Applications will be accepted through July 22nd. Any of our current employees can tell you how wonderful it is to work here, but please direct any specific inquiries to the library director, Brian Avery.