Category: Library News & Events

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. 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.

The Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens Starts Now!

Reading consistently each week during the summer can be enough to stop a child’s reading ability from weakening. No matter your age, reading three or more days a week is ideal. This summer, you can track your reading with the Pawling Library’s Summer Reading Program! To get started, come into the library and pick up a Summer Reading Program Booklet. Our booklets track reading week by week, giving you the freedom to set unique reading goals for your family. If you are away this summer, do not worry! You can track your reading using the Reader Zone app for your Android, Apple, or Kindle device. You can also use Reader Zone on your desktop. Create an account and use the access code pawling-free. Throughout the summer when you participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can receive weekly prizes including forever books, science and craft kits, and more. If you register for the Summer Reading Program by July 2, either by coming in and getting a booklet or by joining the Reader Zone app, you will be...

Book Sale

Thank you, Pawling, for your support!

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....

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/

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 

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.