Category: Library News & Events

We are open

The Pawling Library will be open 10 AM – 8 PM today, Wednesday May 16th. We have power and internet. If your services aren’t connected at the moment, feel free to come and use ours. UPDATE: We are experiencing internet connectivity issues in our area. Consequently, our phone and internet connections have been up and down. We will remain open until 8 PM, but we can’t promise that we will be able to receive phone calls or provide WiFi that entire time.

Inviting You to Grow Together

Nine years ago, the Pawling Library adopted the slogan Come Grow With Us. Over the years, we have been growing in tandem with the community to better reflect the needs and interests of Pawling residents. This November, the library will be asking citizens of Pawling for something that hasn’t been asked for in nearly a decade. The library is in need of additional dollars to offset our gradual rise in operating expenses and we are counting on Pawling voters to approve a small increase to the library’s municipal budget appropriation under Chapter 414 of New York State education law. What this means for the library is an ability to meet ever increasing community expectations by providing both physical and digital materials, programs and events, physical space, and computers that reflect Pawling’s current and future needs. The funds will also help us to keep pace with the inflationary costs of salaries and healthcare premiums. This November, we hope that the Pawling community will join the other sixteen of the nineteen towns in Dutchess County that have...

Book Sale Volunteers

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/

Summer Children’s Program Specialist

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time Children’s Program Specialist to help plan and run our children’s programs over the summer. You can read the job description and apply online by going to pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs If you have any questions about the position or about the application process, please email our library director, Brian Avery.

Your Library, Your Voice

The Pawling Library belongs to the Pawling community, and we need your help figuring out how you use the library now and how you would like to use the library in the future. If there are services or materials you would like us to introduce or change we want to hear from you. We are looking for your views on the library at present and your great idea for what we can do next. Please take our brief Survey of Community Needs. It will help us improve our library services in the future. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! The survey can be access at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/thepawlinglibrary3 or tinyurl.com/pawlingsurvey 

Tax forms

We have received our first shipment of Federal Tax forms. All the forms we have are available for pickup. They are located on the shelf next to the public photocopier. The initial shipment included the 1040 form, 1040 instruction book, and 1040EZ form.

Winter 2018 Children’s Programs Registration

With a new year comes a new selection of children’s programs. Registration for Winter 2018 children’s programs is now open! Register with our lottery from January 5-January 10. If you miss this window, don’t worry! You can still sign up for programs as space is available. To enter the lottery for program placement, download and fill out our registration form here or stop by the library to pick up a copy in person. This form can be returned to the library by fax, email (at children@pawlinglibrary.org), or in person at the circulation desk. Registration forms in Spanish are available at the front desk. To find out more details about the programs available between now and March, see our Winter 2018 Programs Guide.  Program placements will be made available on or before January 15th. Programs run nine weeks, from January 16th-March 16th. Late registrations will be accepted as space is available, and can be completed in-person, by calling the front desk at 845-855-3444, or by emailing children@pawlinglibrary.org. For more information, or with questions about programs, please consult Ms. Neena at...

Sign up to attend the Human Library Project

The Pawling Library and Pawling Central School District are hosting the second annual Human Library Project on Friday, January 12 from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Pawling Middle School. You can sign up to attend the event and “read” human books. Human books share their stories with small groups of up to four people. The event connects human books with educators and members of the public in order to enhance relationships and foster open communication among individuals. To sign up as a reader, follow the link below and take the survey. Some books may fill up faster than others, so please be advised that we will accommodate everyone as best as we can.   https://pawlinglibrary.polldaddy.com/s/human-library-project-registration-public 

Human Library Project

The Human Library Project is a joint venture between the Pawling School District and the Pawling Library. It is an opportunity for members of the community to connect with educators and each other to share their stories. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation. New this year, books will also have the opportunity to check out other books on the day of the event. This year’s event will take place on Friday January 12, 12-3 PM. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or in volunteering to be a book, please go to https://pcsdhumanlibrary.wordpress.com/ If you would like to attend the event as a reader, please go to https://pawlinglibrary.polldaddy.com/s/human-library-project-registration-public Last year was a great success, and we are looking forward to having even more people participate this year. Please sign up soon and tell your friends to do the same. This is a great opportunity to help integrate the school system, the library, and the Pawling community. Please come share your story; we look forward...

Mrs and Mrs Claus

Holiday Festivities and Book Sale

This December you can add the Pawling Library to your list of places to find holiday gifts (including gifts for yourself)! The library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Community Room of the Annex and will offer a special selection of gently used books and media that have been donated to the library. The selection includes beautiful cookbooks, fine arts, history, crafts, mysteries, and children’s books. Great browsing! The sale will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, and will end on Sunday, Dec. 4. Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will be used to support programming for both adults and children. Also on Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves will be visiting the library! Come and meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus, shop for gifts at Annual Holiday Book Sale, and enjoy live holiday music played by pianist, Dr. Jeremy Stone. The fun with Mr. & Mrs. Claus is from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.