Category: Library News & Events

Check out our Spanish Leveled Readers!

We are excited to announce the launch of the complete Spanish Leveled Readers book collection in the Pawling Library! This collection is designed for anyone learning to read in Spanish, no matter the age. This collection of over 100 children’s books has been organized using the same program that the Pawling School district uses to level books for student reading. New readers start at Level A, with short stories using simple vocabulary, and work their way through the alphabet. The collection features books in levels A-M using the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. Many of the books are bilingual, in Spanish and English, and are a great tool for continuing Spanish or bilingual language literacy. “We added the collection because we want our community to know that language literacy is important no matter what language you speak. Many of the literacy skills needed to be a strong reader and speaker are the same in English and Spanish, and it’s common that the stronger a child’s Spanish literacy, the stronger their English literacy will be as...

Human Library Project – Sign up to read human books

Back by popular demand, the Pawling 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. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday February 19th, 12-3 PM. Now, you can sign up to attend the event and “read” up to six human “books!” Human “books” will each lead 20 minute long discussions about their chosen topic. Follow the link below and fill out the form to register to attend the event. Click here to sign up 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.

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on alternating weeks. 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.

A New Year of Possibilities

Tuesday, February 5 7:00-9:30 pm Receive insightful messages from psychic Elka Boren. Discover how your future will unfold. Elka Boren: From an early age in Panama and for the past 30 years has had a natural healing ability to connect and communicate with the unseen world. Her energetic healings and clairvoyance remove blockages on all levels. Program fee: $20.00. NOTE: This program will take place at Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, located at 12 West Main St in Pawling. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Human Library Project

Back by popular demand, the Pawling 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. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday February 19th, 12-3 PM. Individuals can volunteer to become “books” that others can “check out” and have an engaging conversation on the topic chosen by the “book”. They will also have the opportunity to act as “readers” by selecting “books” to “check out” for themselves. In other words, you choose something from your life or experience that you think others might be interested to hear, and then other people people sign up to discuss it. Each conversation lasts about 20 minutes and includes one to four other people. 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/ Last year was a great success, and we are looking forward to having even more people participate this...

Sometimes It’s Good to Play Favorites

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.

Holiday Book Sale

The Pawling Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale will be December 7th through 9th. 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 8th, 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 12/7: 5:00 – 8:30 Saturday 12/8: 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 12/9: 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.

Thankgiving Week Hours

If you are not going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving, you might be interested in knowing when the Pawling Library will be open.  We will be reducing our schedule during Thanksgiving week, so that staff and volunteers are able to spend time with their loved ones. We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday and then re-open at noon on Friday. Day by day, that means our hours are as follows: Monday: 12-5 Tuesday: 10-8 Wednesday: 10-3 Thursday: Closed Friday: 12-5 Saturday: 10-4

Free Stuffed Animal Making

There are some last minute openings in our FREE BUILD-A-BEAR style program! Every child leaves with a free stuffed penguin they’ve created themselves. Open to children 2.5 – 6 years. Interested in joining? Call the library at 845-855-3444 to see if the spaces are still available. Saturday, 11/10, 4:30-5:30 pm – Ms. Neena, Main Library and Annex As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good story and a good friend! Find both during Penguin Pals. We will read and sing our favorite penguin stories and songs and end the day with a new penguin friend, stuffed at the library, Build-A-Bear style. A caregiver is required to remain during this program.  

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers will be on hand at the library all day to assist anyone who would like to register to vote or would like to update their voter registration. For more information about registering to vote, you can visit the New York State Board of Elections http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html For more information about National Voter Registration Day, you can visit https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/