Category: Childrens’ Programs

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.

Kid’s Spring Programs Schedule Out Now

Have you heard? We’re back in person at the library! The full schedule of Spring Children’s programs for children ten and under is now available. Plus, we’re offering a series of parent and caregiver support programs too! We’re continuing to offer our popular activity kit programs, as well as occasional digital events. However, most of our events will now be held in person, both outside and indoors.   To view all our Spring offerings and to register online, click here to visit our Spring Programs Guide. You can also stop by to register in-person or contact Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance.   Registration is required for all programming. The program cycle will run April 7 – June 3, with a few special events before and after this period. Registration is rolling, as space is available.

Symphony Storytime

Silly and fun performance featuring musicians from The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. Designed for grades K-3 and their families. Got an interested youth slightly older or younger? Contact us to ask about joining. Saturday, April 2, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Pawling Library Register here The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra proudly presents… Symphony Storytime is an entertaining and educational family program featuring musicians from The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. This interactive, 50 minute program is designed for children in grades K-3 accompanied by an adult. The program pairs the reading of an award-winning picture book with music inspired by the story and performed by the musicians. The music will include familiar tunes, classical riffs, witty musical improvisations and funny sound effects – moving the story along at a lively pace. Children will also participate in activities related to the book and presentations on instruments of the orchestra. Pre-registration is required. Thank you to the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and funding from the Anne and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundations of...

Recycling in Dutchess County (for kids and families)

Dutchess County Recycling Educator, Kerry Russell gets specific about why recycling matters and how it works in Pawling! About this event Tuesday, 04/12, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Outdoors, weather permitting. Otherwise indoors. Spend Spring Break learning to help our planet! Ever wonder what happens to the items we recycle? Want to know more about why we recycle? Dutchess County Recycling Educator, Kerry Russell will talk with us about why recycling matters and show us some of the ways recycled things are reused. Learn what types of things can be recycled in our county and what needs to be thrown in the trash. This program is designed for elementary aged children and their families. Caregivers welcome. Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recycling-in-dutchess-county-for-kids-and-families-registration-291514075447

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.