Category: Childrens’ Programs

Bubble Bus Party!

Looking for something to do while schools are closed on Tuesday, October 11? Got a preschooler or toddler who loves to dance and bubbles? Bubble Bus Party Free! Register here Tuesday, 10/11 on the day off from school 1:00-3:00 PM at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564 Join us on 10/11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a special visit from the Bubble Bus. This one-of-a kind bus sprays hundreds of thousands of bubbles and is like no other bubble experience. A huge hit for all ages, the bubble bus is a fun time for kids to dance, run, and pop their way through a field of bubbles. In addition, the Pawling Library team will be on hand connecting our bubble play back to learning, getting kids to think about mindfulness and stress relief through bubbles and books! This outdoor event will take place outdoors at Lakeside Park, weather permitting. All ages welcome to drop in for part of all of the two hour event. Sending your child to Pawling Recreations’...

Fall Youth Programs – Registration Now Open!

Our Fall programs are just around the corner! Registration for child and teen programs for our fall cycle, Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 starts today, Monday, 9/12! Register anytime after this date. Children’s Programs: For more information on our programs for children birth – grade 4, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page. Register online from this portal, our calendar, or by contacting Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444. Registration is preferred for all programs in the children’s department. Drop-ins will be accommodated whenever possible, though drop-in participation is not guaranteed. Teen/Tween Programs: Visit our Teen Programs page for information on this fall’s series of events for youth ages 10-18. Register from our calendar or through the teen programs page. For more information, contact Young Adult Programming Coordinator, Maureen Meltzer-McGrath at teen@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444. Registration is required for all programs in the Young Adult Department.  

Check out our Final Drafts!

This summer, a group of children ages 4-12 worked hard with a team of volunteers, their parents and caregivers, and our staff to write and illustrate their own books! Over 9 weeks, the youth worked on rough drafts, edited, and finalized their projects. They learned about character development and perspective taking, adding in details about how characters feel into their plots. Our team couldn’t be more impressed by their final products and perseverance! Thanks to sponsorship by Dutchess County and the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, each child will receive a free published copy of their book to keep. Take a look at the drafts and covers of some of our participants’ soon-to-be released books!

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/event/new-nature-preserve-deer-pond-farm-hiking-birding-more-online-program/2022-08-16/ Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

Are your tickets entered for the summer reading raffle?

REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

Meet a Mermaid at Lakeside Park!

This program is designed for families and youth of all ages. Saturday, 7/16, 1:30 -2:30 PM – Location: Lakeside Park Beachfront, 2 Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY 12564 Stop by the Lakeside beach for this magical event. Our mermaid friends will read, sing, and play with us, as well as provide opportunities for participants to ask questions and do individual meet-and-greets. This interactive program is paid for in part by Dutchess County as part of our Literacy Heroes series and will be held at Lakeside Park. Sponsored in partnership with Pawling Recreation and the Pawling Library. Please bring a blanket or beach chairs to sit on for the event. Note: in case of bad weather, this program will move indoors to the Lakeside Park Auditorium. Registration for this program is highly preferred, though drop-ins are welcome. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-a-mermaid-storytime-registration-368504325357

Register Now for Youth Summer Programs!

The Pawling Library’s summer program schedule is full of great events for children, teens, and families! Registration is now open for our summer programs, and registration is required for nearly all our classes and events. We invite you to register online or stop by the circulation desk for help registering in person.   To register for children’s programs (birth – grade 5):  View our program schedules and descriptions in our program guide: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Summer-2022-Guide.pdf  To register, click the “register here” links in the program guide and go to the Eventbrite page for each event. You can also search for an event in our calendar to find direct links to each event’s registration page. With questions or assistance, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org   To register for Tween/Teen programs (grades 5-12):  View our teen program schedules and descriptions on our Teen programs page or stop by the circulation desk to pick up a brochure. To register, follow the registration links on the Teen programs page. You can also search for an event...

Summer Kicks off On Monday, June 20!

The Pawling Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge begins on Monday, June 20th! Register online and count the time you spend reading all summer! Earn badges, free books and other prizes like baseball tickets! Help us reach our community goal of 20,000 minutes and we’ll have an ice cream party to celebrate! Plus, the Library will earn a Nintendo Switch to use during Library programs! Open to kids of all ages, teens, and adults! Register here to track online or pick up a paper log from our front desk. June 20th is also the day to sign up for all our summer programs! Please visit our online calendar, Teen Programs and Events page, or our Children’s Program page for all the details and to register. Join us on 6/20 at 3:30 pm for a special Oceans of Possibilities Magic Show with Jim Vargias for kids from kindergarten thru 8th grade. This program is in partnership with Pawling Recreation and will be held at the Lakeside Park auditorium. Register here.      

Teen Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteers to dress as Piggie & Gerald, or to be their guide for a special program on June 11th, beginning at 10 am. Dressed as the beloved Mo Willems characters, you will encourage the children with questions and help with the planned activity. To sign up or for more information, please contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator: children@pawlinglibrary.org

RESCHEDULED: Wide World of Stories

Due to the Severe Storm Watch issued for Dutchess County by the National Weather Service, this afternoon’s meeting of Wide World of Stories for grades K-2 has been rescheduled for next Monday, 5/23, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. In addition, the 5/30 meeting of the program will be moved to 6/6 due to Memorial Day closures. Wide World of Stories Kits will continue as scheduled. We appreciate your understanding of our abundance of caution in rescheduling. With questions or for more information, please contact us at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.