Category: Teen Programs

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!  

TODAY is the big day…International Games Day @ the Pawling Library!

Today is our day of fun at the Pawling Library. We’ve gathered our games and we’re ready to enjoy the best game day ever!  Come down and enjoy our great selection of board games, Wii games, computer games and more! We know it’s lots of fun to play games, but there are many benefits of playing games as well, so come on down to the Pawling Library for a full day of family fun.  We’ll have board games for ages 3 – 18 years, Minecraft & Roblox stations, Wii games and even some of our popular spotlight events!  (Please note Minecraft is for grades 5 & up) Children ages 2 – 9 years are welcome to come with their families to play.  Students ages 10 years & up are invited to bring a friend and play together. Come when you want & leave when you are done …but come on down & join the fun! Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Please register so we know you are planning to attend.

Summer’s not over yet! Get out of town and get some culture with our museum passes!

The Pawling Library provides museum passes to encourage the education and personal growth of our patrons. We currently have passes to the American museum of natural history, the Intrepid sea air and space museum, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. Call to reserve a pass today, or click here for more info    

iPad Mini up for Grabs for Teens!

This fall, in celebration of national Banned Books Week, we are holding a challenge for teens! The Your Right To Read, Reading Challenge is for all teens from 6th-12th grade. They are being asked to read two books, write a two page paper on the essay topic provided and hand in all their work by November 22nd.  Best essay wins! All the forms are now available in the library and online.  Visit Teen Programs for more information and the challenge packets. Good luck to all teens who enter!

Join us for an Easy Hike!

Sunday, May 18th at 11 am @ Native Landscapes on Rt. 22 We’ll be hiking up to Corbin Hill  to celebrate the Installation of our Little Free Library and the introduction of our Appalachian Trail Backpacks. The Hike will be led by Harlem Valley AT Ambassador, Cassie Kessman, who will teach us about native plants, wild edibles, invasive species, & the AT. The Hike will be approximately two hours roundtrip. The Little Free Library will be located at the Telephone Pioneers Shelter near Cat Rocks, a popular destination for Day Hikers and a camping spot for through-hikers doing more of The Trail. The new backpacks, filled with maps, guides, and binoculars, can be borrowed  by  anyone with a library card, and they’re available at the Dover and Pawling Libraries. Thanks to the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community for providing books and backpacks. We hope that the LFL and the Backpacks will promote use of the AT by people near and far, who can come to enjoy the Trail as an invaluable resource, and that hikers doing bigger pieces...