Category: Childrens’ Programs

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.

Register for Spring Children’s Programs

From baby and toddler story hours to STEAM clubs to slime workshops, our Spring schedule is full of fun and educational children’s programs. For your best chance to join the fun, register during our lottery registration period, STARTING TODAY, March 28! Even if you’ve been part of our programs before, everyone must register to continue with programs. Lottery registration ends April 3 with rolling registration, as space is available to follow. For more information on what’s available and to register, stop by the front desk or visit our online registration portal (http://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/children/programs/). Spring Children’s Programs begin April 8th. Programs run eight weeks, April 8-June 1st.  

Register for Winter Children’s Programs

Registration is now open for Winter 2019 Children’s Programs. It’s cold outside, but warm in the library! Free, educational, and fun programs are available for children birth-fourth grade. This program cycle will run nine weeks from January 19 – March 23. Lottery registration will run January 9-15, with rolling registration to follow as space is available. For more information, or to register, 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/

Singing Books Concert : Lydia Adams Davis

Saturday 12/15, 4:00-5:00 pm – at the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association (239 Route 292, Holmes, New York, 12531) Free for all ages! Caregiver required to attend with children under 10. Musician and puppeteer Lydia Adams Davis will perform selections of her own music as well as sing-along favorites during this live, interactive concert for all ages. Davis’ performances have been praised by The New York Times, “Best of the Hudson Valley”, and more. Event will be proceeded by a Songwriting class, taught by Lydia, for grades K-4. For more information on Lydia’s music, visit https://lydiaadamsdavis.com/ No registration required–just stop by!

It’s PARTY TIME! The Beautiful Elephant

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:30 pm-6:15 pm– Main Library It’s time to party! Celebrate the release of a new local children’s book with us! Stop in for light refreshments, children’s activities, and the first ever library reading of “The Beautiful Elephant!” This wonderful story highlights the importance of loving yourself, and self care; great messages for children and caregivers alike. Local author/illustrator team Jennifer Lohrfink Morfea and Erik Draw will be in the library to read the story aloud and demonstrate how they create the words and pictures together. We will have crafts, a raffle for prizes, and even snacks–all free! Families with children of all ages are welcome, but the book will be of most interest to children ages 6 and up. An adult must remain in the library with children under ten at all times.