Category: Childrens’ Programs

Register for Winter Children’s Programs

  Registration for Winter Children’s Programs now Open! The winter program cycle will run nine weeks: January 25 – March 25. For more information on what programs are available and to register, check out our Winter 2022 Programs Guide. As part of our response to COVID-19, we offer in-person, digital, and take home kit programs for children and families. Join anytime–registration is rolling, but enrollment is first come, first served. Registration is required. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For more information about programs and our services to youth, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

Laurie Berkner Valentine’s Concert

Sunday, 2/13, 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM All ages welcome, best for families with children six and under Laurie Berkner, Hudson Valley resident and mega-star of the children’s music scene is hosting an interactive Virtual Concert this Valentine’s Day. She’s been on Nickelodeon, toured the US, and written hits like “We are the Dinosaurs” and “I’m Gonna Catch You.” To help support at-home learning this winter, the Pawling Free Library will be providing a limited number of virtual concert tickets to local families. To reserve a ticket, click here.  You will need an internet connected device to stream the concert remotely. Only one ticket per family; one ticket includes access to both concert times for one device and should be enough for the whole family. For more information about Laurie, her music, and the concert, visit her website. For more information about these tickets and this partnership, contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

2021’s Popular Kid’s Books List

Looking for a surefire hit? We’ve rounded up the most popular books in our juvenile collection for 2021. While favorite series like Dog Man, The Babysitter’s Club, Pinkalicious, and Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie continue to be our popular borrows, they’re not the only well-loved books in our collection. Click here to check out our list of recently released titles that have been checked out many times this year and come with our local community’s seal of approval! The list includes board books, picture books, early and middle grade chapter books, non-fiction, and even top digital titles from 2021! https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Most-Popular-2021-Infographic.pdf Looking for more suggestions? Stop by and check out our Most Popular 2021 Book Displays, which feature even more titles that have been popular with kids and families this year!

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Performance for Young People

Did you miss our live screening of Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People? Well good news! You can watch a recording of the presentation at the link below until Tuesday, November 30. This link will be live until Tuesday, November 30th: https://vimeo.com/623896330/baf66d0a46 (Password: CAPFall2021). Enter the password to view. For more information about the program, see below. Ballet Hispánico’s Virtual Performance for Young People We’re bringing NYC Dance to Pawling! All ages welcome at our the upcoming Virtual Performance by Ballet Hispánico. Tickets are available at no cost, thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System. A premier NYC dance company and the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States, “Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.” The live, virtual event will take audiences on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture. This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico’s repertoire dance performances narrated by the company’s artistic leadership. Audiences will also be given the opportunity...

Have you visited our StoryWalk®?

Have you visited the StoryWalk® set up at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park? Take a family walk and read along to Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. If you do visit, please don’t forget to leave us a message in our tracking book. And if you come across any damage or missing pages, please contact the library at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to let us know! Thank you to Town of Pawling Recreation Department and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for partnering with us on this project. Please note that this StoryWalk will be on display until 12/17/21. The program will return with a new story in 2022! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Socially Distant Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 11th, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, by 10 minute appointment Get ready to bundle up and share your wish lists! Our annual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus is ON! To keep all involved as safe as possible, families will visit outside under a tent, one at time, while Santa and Mrs. Claus stay inside and chat through an open window. This set-up was a huge hit last year and we know Santa and Mrs. Claus look forward to visiting Pawling.  Registration for 10 minute windows is highly recommended, as walk-ins will be permitted only as space is available. To register, click here or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/203219905207

Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries / Online Program

Presented by Isa Leshko Tuesday, November 9 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/allowed-to-grow-old-portraits-of-elderly-animals-from-farm-sanctuaries-online-program/2021-11-09/ Photographer Isa Leshko will be reading excerpts from her book Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries accompanied by her stunning photography. Following the presentation will be a Q & A. About our presenter: Isa Leshko https://www.isaleshko.com/ is an artist, writer, and activist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, the Culture & Animals Foundation, the Houston Center for Photography, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including shows at 516 Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her prints are in...

Make Gel Stars

This October, we’re hosting some exciting after school programming for youth ages 6-10! Mad Science: Gel Creators (Ages 6-10 years) Thursday, 10/28, 4:00-5:00 PM – Digital/Kit Learn about gels & how they are made as we do science together over Zoom. Harden liquids like magic and show off your creations to other kids. Supplies and instructions will be provided, though caregiver supervision is recommended, especially for developing readers. Registration required. Click here to find out more/register. 

Meet Princess Belle!

The final event in the Mid-Hudson Library System Storytime Series this year will be our visit with Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Meet the princess virtually on Thursday, 10/14, at 4:30 PM or watch on-demand, anytime. Princess Belle will read a story, sing songs, and talk about life in the castle. Plus, she will respond to children’s live comments by name! One lucky family who attends the live event will win a one-on-one video chat with Princess Belle herself. Watch live on Facebook! : Thursday, 10/14, 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST Click here to join our Facebook Live Group and watch. Watch anytime: A recording of the program will be available on Facebook shortly after the event premieres. Not on Facebook? Click here to request a recording that will be delivered straight to your inbox! This program is designed for ages 3-8, but families with youth of any age are welcome to join and participate! This is a partnership between Parties with Character and the following libraries: – Pawling Free Library – Patterson Library – Hurley Library...

Join our Fall Children’s Programs

The schedule for children’s programs for September – November is now available. Registration is also open now. This Fall, we’re offering in-person, digital, and take home kit programs for chlidren ages birth – elementary school. Join anytime–registration is rolling, but enrollment is first come, first served. We appreciate your patience as we’ve worked to put together the best schedule possible. View the entire schedule of events and register for programs here. For more information about programs and our services to youth, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org