Category: Teen Programs

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 Register at the library, by calling 855-3444, or by contacting Kate at 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

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  If you are considering joining one of the teams this year or have questions about Battle of the Books, contact Kate at    

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 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  

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        

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 Programs for teens begin on Monday, September 18 and run until Friday, November 17.

Summer Reading Rally Winners to be Announced!

Calling all Summer Reading Rally Participants! Our competition has ended and it is time to find out which team read the most this summer. Will the Red Hot Kid Readers keep their championship status, or will the teens or adults prove to be the champions? If you want to find out, you’ll need to stop by the…     September Store: September 8th from 3-6 pm or September 9th from 10 am – 2 pm.  September Store is your chance to redeem your reading points for prizes, from books to toys! This is a drop-in program; no registration required.    Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party, Saturday, September 9th,from 12-2 pm:  To celebrate the hard work readers of all ages have put in to their reading this summer, we will be holding a Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sunday Party for all participants in the summer reading rally. If you plan to attend, please email or call the library to let us know the number of people you’ll be bringing, that way we have enough ice cream! This family-oriented program cannot accommodate drop-offs and is meant...

Library After Hours

Saturday, March 25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM There is a new program for teens at the Pawling Library! Every last Saturday of the month, teens are invited to attend Library After Hours, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, after the library closes for the day. Each month the program will have a different theme and activities. March’s theme is the Great Library Escape Game! Work in teams to find clues and escape the library! The game was created by Chris Grabenstein, the author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Read more about the program here. Registration is required. Register in person or by calling the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

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!