Category: Childrens’ Programs

New Story Time Bites Available

Story Time Bites are short videos featuring one song, rhyme, or story, designed to help develop early literacy skills from home. These videos teach caregivers and children new rhymes to do offline at home, in the car, or at the playground. Plus kids love these digital visits from Ms. Neena! We’re sure you’ll love our two newest videos, “Put a Puppet on Your Head” and “Leaves on the Trees.”

Unicorn Time!

Kits available for pickup, Do on your own or join us on Zoom for a story hour and craft instructions Live event on Zoom: Tuesday, 10/6, 10:00 – 10:30 am – Ages 2-5 years Calling all unicorn lovers! During this special two-in-one event, Ms. Neena will read a unicorn book, teach unicorn songs, and show preschoolers and caregivers how to put together their own unicorn lacing kit, which is also provided. Can’t make the class? Sign up for the kit and do the project offline with your preschooler! Registration is required–click here.

Submit for the President of the Library Contest now!

We are now accepting submissions for the President of the Library contest. Contestants will choose their favorite fictional literary character and write why they should be considered for the Presidency of the Library. The contest is open to children and teens grades K-12. Two competitions will be running simultaneously for kids ages 5-10 and for teens ages 11-18 and the top two entries will be voted in by the community as President of the Children’s Books and President of the YA Section, winning a top prize of a Kindle Fire! Before submitting please read our complete set of By clicking the link above. Submissions can be submitted online or picked up in person at the library during regular library hours.

Register for Fall Children’s Programs!

Fall Children’s Programs Registration starts 9/2  Programs run 9 weeks: 9/21-11/21 Children’s programs are back! And now that we’ve got a few seasons of virtual programming under our belt, we’re on a roll! Upcoming favorites include our Dogman Digital Escape Room, weekly Kindergarten readiness story hour, and our Grow a Reader Kits for babies and toddlers. Our schedule includes a variety of programs for children ages 0-10 years. We offer live Zoom programs, fully prepped activity kits you can use at home, and even some upcoming surprises! All our programming is free and education focused. To register or get more detailed information, including details about our new registration process and program policies, visit our Current Children’s Programs portal. 

Now Available: Children’s June Virtual Programs

Register for June Children’s Programs Now! While we prepare for a fuller summer schedule of virtual and take-home programs, we’re keeping up our live weekly programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students through June. Live opportunities: sensory, story hours, and after school activities Check out our live opportunities in our June 2020 Live Programming Guide. Register online at this link or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance. All programming will be held virtually over Zoom or Discord. Click here for information on system requirements. Interested in programs that you can do anytime, anywhere, without video? Check out our Anytime Programs

An Elephant and Piggie Mystery: LIVE! (Grades K-4)

Thursday, 5/28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Gerald and Piggie hear something..but what is it? Can you help them figure it out? This active game requires paper and a pencil or markers to participate. Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org   All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

Live Stories and Songs!

Live Stories and Songs (Ages 0-5 and a caregiver) Wednesday, 5/13 and 5/27, 10:30-11:00 am Live on Zoom Best for ages 2-5, though younger children and their caregivers are welcome. Join Ms. Neena for a chance to sing, hear a live story, and socialize with other children! Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance.     All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

Family Trivia – Favorite Picture Book Characters

Who Am I? Picture Book Characters Anyone looking for a little fun can participate in our online family trivia games! This week’s quiz–Who am I? Picture Book Characters. Can you name these beloved characters from some of our library’s most popular picture books? Click on this link to play: https://kahoot.it/challenge/0395721?challenge-id=201c7240-b4c4-4c9a-9257-b6216aee1159_1586453640113 or type code 0395721 into the Kahoot app. No account is needed to play. Children will need assistance to complete the quiz, though they will likely know the answers to most of the questions! We’ll be posting a new quiz every Friday between now and when we reopen. To see what other quizzes are available, visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/

Meet a Ballerina Story Hour

Friday, 2/28, 1:00-2:00 pm Local ballerina, dance teacher, and reading role model Rachel Hamdan will stop by the library for a very special story hour. She will bring costumes, shoes, and go over a few basic moves with attendees. In addition, she will read a favorite dancing story book and discuss why she LOVES to read! We suggest families discuss what questions kids may want to ask Rachel, as there will be time for Q&A. Caregivers are required to remain in the library for the duration of the program. Registration is required. Interested in joining? Visit our registration portal online or stop by the circulation desk.

Register for Winter Children’s Programs

  New Programs slated to begin January 21!  Important dates: Lottery registration (online and in-person): January 8-15 Rolling Registration as space is available: January 16 onward. The current cycle will run nine weeks: January 21- March 21 For more information on what programs are available, check out our Winter 2020 Programs Guide or online calendar.  We offer educational, fun, and low-cost programs for children 0-10 years old. Differentiation is important to us.That’s why we offer programs for all stages of development–small groups for specific ages. From early literacy story time for toddlers to STEAM clubs for elementary kids, there’s something for all ages at the Pawling Library. Lola the library owl is so excited about these new programs! • Dog Tales: Read with a Therapy Dog  •  Meet a Ballerina • Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets •      How to register: Register online here (opens January 8) Register in person at the library circulation desk Email a copy of the registration form to children@pawlinglibrary.org A version of this form is available in Spanish here A...