Category: Childrens’ 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...

Meet a Veterinarian

Meet a Veterinarian Wednesday, 1/15, 1:00-2:00 pm Dr. Kanouse, a local veterinarian from Brook Farm Veterinary Center, will stop in with his therapy dog, Nettles. Dr. Kanouse will read a story, answer questions about animal care and his job, and give children the opportunity to interact with his four legged friend and some of his tools. Registration is not required so drop in and invite your friends! For more information, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

The Wonderful World of Bats!

Wednesday, 10/9, from 11:00-12:00 pm Bat educator Jerry Schneider will introduce us to the exotic world of bats and echolocation. Children will create unique bat t-shirts, using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and cut outs. Children may purchase white t-shirts for $4.00, or bring their own. This program is open to anyone ages 5 and up.  Registration is required–call or visit our online registration portal at https://forms.gle/vk4HdLNrnGmizcU96 to sign up. If purchasing a t-shirt will be a difficulty for your family, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Fall Children’s Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for Fall 2019 Children’s Programs. Low cost, educational programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. Fall will run nine weeks from September 23-November 23, with special December programs to follow, including Santa’s visit. Lottery registration will run September 9-16, with rolling registration to follow as space is available. To register, or for more information, visit our Registration portal at http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/ Due to space restraints, registration is required for most programming. Registration is by lottery. In planning what programs to enroll in, please take note of age and grade restrictions.Interested in receiving updates about new and exciting programs all year long? Sign up for our children’s programs email list at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/childrensemails/

Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten is an upcoming free program, open to any child entering kindergarten this September. Thursday, August 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm  – Ms. Neena Let’s get excited for the first day of school! We’ll sing songs, read stories, and do activities–all related to kindergarten. Children will meet other kindergartners and boost their excitement for starting school! Parents and caregivers not required, but welcome.  Registration is preferred. Contact us at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to sign up.

Music and Movement with Tara Micale

We are excited to announce Musical Munchkins and Tuneful Tykes, featuring special guest musician and teacher, Tara Micale! These special music and movement classes will help support literacy learning and keep families smiling throughout the hot summer! All classes are free, and drop ins are welcome. Musical Munchkins classes are for “walkers” (any child who can stand and toddle on their own) to 2 years old, and Tuneful Tykes is for children 2-3 years old. The first class will be Saturday, July 27th. Second classes will be August 10th. Musical Muchkins: 10:00-10:30 am Tuneful Tykes: 10:35 – 11:15 am Families can attend one or both dates. Program includes songs, fine and gross motor, and musical development. Ms. Tara is a trained music educator, currently pursuing her degree at the The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Children’s Programs at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.