Category: Childrens’ Programs

Rainbows Abound at the Pawling Library!

29 junior scientists and their parents joined Ms. Karen on Friday evening to explore color at the Pawling Library’s Family Science program So Many Colors in the Rainbow.  “We looked at colors and mixing colors in lots of ways using over 12 different hands-on activities.  This was an opportunity for children to ask questions about colors and find out the answers on their own,” said Ms. Karen.  “We explored sophisticated topics like chromatography, diffraction, the capillary action of water and osmosis in simple, fun and colorful ways.” We even grew our own rainbow!

The Fritts Family Grows a Reader!

  Congratulations to the Fritts family who was recently added to our Read Together Wall of Fame!  The Frittses read 1,000 books as they participated in our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to “plant the seeds of literacy” by reading regularly to their children at home.

The Mystery of the Missing Apple: SOLVED!

Students gathered on Friday evening for a rare chance to view the exclusive diamond-crystal apple on display at the Pawling Library. However, during the evening the apple fell into unscrupulous hands. Who took the apple?  Why?  Where was it hidden? Read all about it!

Marvelous Machines

Can you lift your parents?… Can you crush an acorn?…Can you lift a table? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you should see what we found out at  Family Science Night!

The Burlingtons are Growing their Readers!

Congratulations to Megan, Joseph & Meredith our latest family to read 1,000 books together!  They are part of our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to read regularly together in order to “plant the seeds of literacy” in their children. Megan felt the whole family enjoyed this program,  “I’m not sure who had more fun completing this challenge, me or the kids! We read every book we could find featuring their most beloved characters and also gave unknown authors a try, and we discovered a few new favorites along the way. I loved that the kids were so content to make even more time in our day to read besides the usual bedtime stories and that they knew that they were making all of the librarians they know (Mom included!) so proud.” You can read more about this program on our web site.  Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting Ms. Karen.  “We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program,...

Children’s Fall Programs are Underway

Children’s Fall Programs are up and running!  Please call the library to confirm your child’s registration status.  If you missed registration you can still call the library at 855-3444 to check on program availability for your child!

A Hot Race Right to the Finish!

Pawling Library Reading Rally participants gathered on a very hot and sticky Saturday to eat ice cream sundaes and find out the final results of this summer’s reading competition.  Everyone worked hard and as a community we read 342,204 minutes…that 5,703 hours of reading.  That’s amazing! But with everyone gathered to hear the winner here is how our teams ranked:  Teen Green Dragons                  Title Wave Adult Readers      Red Hot Kid Readers        86,221 minutes                       124,786 minutes                         131,187 minutes           1,437 hours                               2,080 hours                                    2,186 hours Congratulations to all of our Reading Rally participants who made this a fun and exciting race!  You can click on our team name to see who helped log minutes for our team!  

Senator Terrance Murphy Visits the Pawling Library

Senator Terrance Murphy Visits the Pawling Library

Senator Terrance Murphy visited the Pawling library on Wednesday, August 10th, at 11 am. The library received Bullet Aid funds from Senator Murphy last fall and he scheduled this visit to see first-hand how the funds were used. Karen De Gennaro, Children’s Services Coordinator, was on hand to share the Senator many of the family science materials that were purchased with the grant funds.  Ms. Karen chatted briefly with him about the importance of the supplies purchased with the funds. “These materials are in constant use in our children’s programs and in our evening family science programs.  They complement our literacy program, allow us to add STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] to our programs and give the children the opportunity to experience science inquiry first hand. The children love hearing about science concepts when we read about them in books, but nothing takes the place of experiencing science inquiry in action.” Along with Ms. De Gennaro, Pawling Library board members Verna Carey and Nick Robertshaw and interim Director Donald Partelow were there to greet...

Reading Rally Update

We are down to the wire and those adults are proving hard to beat! The kids are on the move, but we’ll need all of those paper logs to get the final results.  The Reading Rally results for week 10 are: The Title Wave Adult Readers continue in the lead with 1,954 hours. Moving up into second place are the The Red Hot Kid Readers with 1,550 hours of reading. Now in third place are Teen Green Dragons with 1,172 hours. This is our last update before the final winner is announced at our Reading Rally Celebration on Saturday, September 10th where we will all enjoy 2 flavors of ice cream and all 11 toppings! It’s going to be a great ice cream day! Remember there are just a few days of reading to go, so don’t stop now!  Keep reading and logging your time for your team! All paper logs are due back at the library no later than Tues., Sept. 6th.  For more information check out our web site or stop in at the library....

Last Call for Summer Program Volunteers!

Summer Volunteer Applications are due Saturday, May 28th. We are looking for volunteers ages 12 – 18 years to help with our Core Literacy, Book Buddy, Library Legion and Internet Support Programs. Summer programs will run from July 5th through August 27th, but the date and time commitments are flexible. Interested students should  print, complete and submit a 2016 Summer Volunteer Intern Application by Saturday, May 28th.  Applications are also available at the library circulation desk.  All students will have the opportunity to log hours to apply toward their community service requirements. If you have questions, please contact the library at 855-3444. We appreciate your willingness to share your time and talents with us!