Category: Library News & Events

Community Resources: COVID-19

Community Resources: COVID-19 Life is changing fast nowadays, but there’s resources to help those in need. This page includes information and links to resources in our community at the state, county, and local levels. Please contact us at children@pawlinglibrary.org if you are aware of additional services being offered to our community that are not listed here.   Finding Reliable Information and Local Information Food and Toiletries Masks and Face Coverings Emergency Childcare Utilities Job openings and Unemployment Health and Mental Health /Parenting Resources Crisis Hotlines and Help   Finding Reliable Information: The Town of Pawling is working hard, updating their page constantly with up to date information for our community: https://pawling.org/community/emergency-notices.html There are several institutions to look towards with factual, up to date health information on COVID-19. Visit our page “Finding Reliable Health Information During a Pandemic” for these resources. In general, the Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html and  Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm) offer high quality information. List of Local Resources: The Pawling School District has compiled a list of...

Finding Reliable Information During a Pandemic

The whole world is talking about the COVID-19 coronavirus, but it’s not always obvious where people are getting their information (and who to trust!). As an institution, the Pawling Library is monitoring the latest news about the virus in order to make informed decisions about how we can avoid contributing to the problem. For local information, we are following the lead of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health: (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/dbch.htm). They have a page devoted specifically to COVID-19: (https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm). So too does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html). Did you know that the National Institutes of Health’s U.S. National Library of Medicine maintains a list of mobile apps that can be used in times of emergency (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/apps)? Even if we don’t know for sure what the future holds, each of us can get prepared and can adopt the World Health Organization’s best practices: (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public). This way, we can play our role in being part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Martin Luther King Day

The Pawling Library will be closed on Monday January 20th, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will re-open at our regular time (10 AM) on Tuesday. To learn more about Martin Luther King, visit The King Center online. Information on the Martin Luther King Day of Service can be viewed at mlkday.gov. The Pawling Library has copies of the autobiographies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. You can put yourself on the waiting list for her book or his through our online catalog.

Pawling Living Narrative Project

With a new name for its fourth year, the Pawling Living Narrative 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. The event will take place on Tuesday February 18th, 1-3 PM. This year we will center the entire program around the idea of social and emotional well-being. Possible topics include life changing experiences, favorite past times or other interests, and of course health and wellness. 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 five other people....

Reading and Book Signing

Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups about a ladybug who wanted more than anything to live in Paris Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am at The Book Cove Claudine was written by Marian Grudko and T.A. Young with Claudine drawings by Donald Partelow and paintings of Paris by Renee Gauvin Please join Marian and Donald at The Book Cove for the reading and signing To reserve your copy, please pre-order Claudine by calling The Book Cove at 845-855-9590. http://pawlingbookcove.com To register for this program, call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

Holiday Book Sale

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.

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

Join Our Team

The Pawling Library is looking to hire a part-time Library Clerk to work at the circulation desk on Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays. 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 Great Give Back

The Pawling Library is partnering with our friends at the Pawling Resource Center for The Great Give Back, a day in which libraries offer our patrons the opportunity to help people in their community. The Resource Center is looking for at least 8 people to help them assemble Thanksgiving Sunshine Gift Baskets on Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. These baskets are very important to the recipients, some of whom are recovering in hospitals and nursing homes. You can also help out by donating food and toiletries that can be used to fill the gift baskets. The items needed are small-sized containers of the following: Cookies, crackers, hard candies, mints, teas, fruit cups, jams, hand lotion, hand soaps, tissues, emery boards, nail clippers, sachets… and anything else you think might be a nice addition! Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Center up until Saturday, October 19. You can help out in another way. We’ll be making Sunshine Cards on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30-8:00 pm, not just for people  receiving Thanksgiving Sunshine...

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees

Presented by Laurie DelBalzo Director of Human Resources of the Trinity-Pawling School Wednesday, July 17 10:00-11:30 am In New York State employers must by law provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training. At this free program you’ll learn to identify all the various prohibited forms of sexual harassment and understand what you can do to make sure that you are and remain safe in the work environment. The goal of this program is to give employees the tools to empower themselves against sexual harassment. Employers who send their employees to this program must, at their place of business, review with each employee their own sexual harassment prevention policy to satisfy this statewide training requirement. NOTE: This program will be held at the Trinity-Pawling School. The school is located at 700 Route 22 in Pawling. http://www.trinitypawling.org Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.