Category Archives: Childrens’ Programs

Popsicle Party

Neena and MartinaOn Thursday June 15th the Pawling Library will host a popsicle party for the families of Pawling. This will be an opportunity for you to meet our new children’s program team, Neena McBaer and Martina Marchese.

Feel free to drop by any time between 4 and 5 PM in order to meet Neena and Martina and to have a popsicle. We will also have crayons and Legos out for the children (and adults!) to use. If you are able to RSVP in advance (by emailing children@pawlinglibrary.org), it would help us figure out how many popsicles to buy. If you are not able to RSVP, please come anyway!

If you have any questions about the children’s summer programs or about registration, Miss Neena will be on hand to answer them. Remember that registration for summer programs will take place June 13th through June 19th. Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at the library.

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The Bergdall Family Grows a Reader

Congratulations to the Bergdall family who was just added to our Read Together Wall of Fame! The Bergdalls read 1,000 books as they participated in our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to “plant the seeds of literacy” by reading regularly to their children at home.  Gina & Rob Bergdall were happy their family participated in the program.  “Reading together is one of our favorite activities. We enjoyed seeing how excited our son was to get new books from the library.”  In addition to reading, there are other ways to help give your child a great start. Talking, singing, reading, playing and writing all help develop your child’s growing early literacy skills.

You can read more about this program on our web site. Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting our Children’s Program Coordinator. We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program, as well as a list of 100 books every child should know before kindergarten, so you can start planting the seeds of literacy in your child. We’re excited to encourage parents to build strong literacy skills in their young children, so we’ll even celebrate some of the milestones with you. Remember, you are your child’s first teacher and reading is the most important thing you can do to start your child on the road to reading!

If you have questions about the program you can contact our Children’s Program Coordinator by email or by phone at 855-3444. We’re here to help you plant the seeds of literacy, one book at a time.

We hope your family will join The Bergdall family on our Wall of Fame soon!

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

It is with much emotion that the Pawling Library announces the departure of our longtime Children’s Program Coordinator, and friend, Karen DeGennaro. The library is grateful for Ms. Karen’s dedication to our library family, and to the families she has served for the last nine years. Under her guidance, our children’s programming has grown by leaps and bounds, and thanks to Ms. Karen, our library’s youngest patrons have gained a strong foundation in early literacy. Since 2010, Ms. Karen has been steadily growing the library’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming with innovative classes that encourage youngsters to explore, tinker, and be curious about the world in which they live. With the solid foundation that Ms. Karen has brought to our children’s programming, The Pawling Library will continue with and build upon these inventive, cutting edge classes. We firmly believe that today’s explorers become tomorrow’s inventors, creators, scientists and leaders.

The Pawling Library has actively begun the search for our next Children’s Program Coordinator who will take our educational offerings for children, ages birth through grade four, to new and exciting places. We are confident that our Children’s Program, having been built upon the strong foundation created by Ms. Karen’s leadership, will continue to provide the most up to date curriculum for the children in our community. The Pawling Library wishes Ms. Karen the best in her future endeavors. She will be greatly missed.

Rainbows Abound at the Pawling Library!

29 junior scientists and their parents joined Ms. Karen on Friday evening to explore color at the Pawling Library’s Family Science program So Many Colors in the Rainbow.  “We looked at colors and mixing colors in lots of ways using over 12 different hands-on activities.  This was an opportunity for children to ask questions about colors and find out the answers on their own,” said Ms. Karen.  “We explored sophisticated topics like chromatography, diffraction, the capillary action of water and osmosis in simple, fun and colorful ways.”

We even grew our own rainbow!

Continue reading Rainbows Abound at the Pawling Library!

The Burlingtons are Growing their Readers!

burlington-flowerCongratulations to Megan, Joseph & Meredith our latest family to read 1,000 books together!  They are part of our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to read regularly together in order to “plant the seeds of literacy” in their children.

Megan felt the whole family enjoyed this program,  “I’m not sure who had more fun completing this challenge, me or the kids! We read every book we could find featuring their most beloved characters and also gave unknown authors a try, and we discovered a few new favorites along the way. I loved that the kids were so content to make even more time in our day to read besides the usual bedtime stories and that they knew that they were making all of the librarians they know (Mom included!) so proud.”

You can read more about this program on our web site.  Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting Ms. Karen.  “We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program, as well as a list of 100 books every child should know before kindergarten, so you can start planting the seeds of literacy in your child.  We’re excited to encourage parents to build strong literacy skills in their young children, so we’ll even celebrate some of the milestones with you.  You are your child’s first teacher and reading is the most important thing you can do to start your child on the road to reading!”

If you have questions about the program you can contact Ms. Karen by email or by phone at 855-3444.  We’re here to help you plant the seeds of literacy, one book at a time.

We hope your family will join Megan, Joseph & Meredith on our Wall of Fame soon!

 

 

A Hot Race Right to the Finish!

ice-creamPawling Library Reading Rally participants gathered on a very hot and sticky Saturday to eat ice cream sundaes and find out the final results of this summer’s reading competition.  Everyone worked hard and as a community we read 342,204 minutes…that 5,703 hours of reading.  That’s amazing! But with everyone gathered to hear the winner here is how our teams ranked:final

 Teen Green Dragons                  Title Wave Adult Readers      Red Hot Kid Readers
       86,221 minutes                       124,786 minutes                         131,187 minutes
          1,437 hours                               2,080 hours                                    2,186 hours

Congratulations to all of our Reading Rally participants who made this a fun and exciting race!  You can click on our team name to see who helped log minutes for our team!