Category: Teen Programs

The Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens Starts Now!

Reading consistently each week during the summer can be enough to stop a child’s reading ability from weakening. No matter your age, reading three or more days a week is ideal. This summer, you can track your reading with the Pawling Library’s Summer Reading Program! To get started, come into the library and pick up a Summer Reading Program Booklet. Our booklets track reading week by week, giving you the freedom to set unique reading goals for your family. If you are away this summer, do not worry! You can track your reading using the Reader Zone app for your Android, Apple, or Kindle device. You can also use Reader Zone on your desktop. Create an account and use the access code pawling-free. Throughout the summer when you participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can receive weekly prizes including forever books, science and craft kits, and more. If you register for the Summer Reading Program by July 2, either by coming in and getting a booklet or by joining the Reader Zone app, you will be...

Calling All Teen Adventurers

Dungeons and Dragons is being added to this summer’s teen program schedule. Teens ages 10-18 can join our band of adventurers on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the library. We will be playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. No previous experience is necessary. Contact Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org for more information and to sign up to play.

Teen Volunteers and LEAD Interns Needed

Calling all teens 11-18 years old! Searching for volunteer opportunities for the summer and/or interested in working with children? We need you! You are invited to apply to our summer internship program. Interns help out during the summer to make sure that all children who participate in our summer literacy programs have a wonderful and learning-filled experience. To qualify, interns must submit a volunteer application and attend a program orientation in the end of June. For more information, visit our Volunteers and LEAD Interns page or contact Neena McBaer, Children’s Program Coordinator at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444.

Register for teen programs!

Spring is here! (Well, sort of). The Spring Program Session for teens will run from April 9 – June 9, and you can start signing up now! Find a full list of programs at pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms Register at the library, by calling 855-3444, or by contacting Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Tie Dye Party

Saturday, March 10 from 4:00-5:00 PM, teens can come make their own tie dye clothing! Bring in your own white or light colored cotton garments to dye. The library will supply the dye and provide tips and tricks to making your items like, totally awesome. This event is open to teens ages 10-18. Register at the Pawling Library, by calling 855-3444, or by emailing Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org

Get Ready for Battle of the Books 2018!

The books for the Middle and High School Battles of the Books have been officially released! If you are considering joining the middle or high school battle team, you can get a head start on reading now! Beginning in February, the library will host a Battle of the Books Book Club for the middle school books. We will meet every first and third Thursday from 5:00-6:00 to discuss one of the books. You do not have to plan on joining the team to be a part of the book club, and if you cannot make the book club you can still join the team if you come to practices in the summer. More information about the battle and the lists of books can be found at www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/battle/  If you are considering joining one of the teams this year or have questions about Battle of the Books, contact Kate at teen@pawlinglibrary.org.    

Winter 2018 Program for Teens

The winter program session begins on January 16, and you can register now for teen programs! We are offering a variety of programs, from Minecraft Monday to Blogging to DIY club. See the full list of programs and information on signing up at www.pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/ We also have several different volunteer opportunities. Become a Library Legion and help staff with library procedures, be a Book Buddy and work with our new, struggling, and reluctant elementary aged readers, or come to Project Do Something on Friday Nights to do small community service projects. See more information on volunteering at www.pawlinglibrary.org/community-service/  

December Programs for Teens

Register now for December teen programs at the library!  We will make our own holiday decorations, have a teen movie night, a special winter themed Minecraft Monday, and a New Year’s party. Registration is required for all programs. For more information, visit pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms/.        

Changes to the Teen Program Schedule

Two new programs have been added to the program schedule for Teens ages 10-18. On Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00, the crowd favorite Roblox Club is returning. On Saturday mornings from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, come have a continental breakfast and play games at Board Game Brunch. See the teen program page for more information. Register at the library or by calling (845) 855-3444.

Register for Teen Programs!

Registration opens today for fall programs for teens in grades 5 thru 12! Registration is first come first served, so check out what programs we are offering this fall and register in person at the library or by calling (845) 855 – 3444. A full list of the programs is available at pawlinglibrary.org/teenprograms. Programs for teens begin on Monday, September 18 and run until Friday, November 17.