Category: Teen Programs

Preparándonos para la universidad / Preparing for College

Martes 29 de Noviembre 7 -8 de la noche Oprime el link para registrar Preparandonos para la universidad o contactar el cordinador de programs para adults, Donald en     En este taller padres y estudiantes latinos recibirán información importantísima con recursos del distrito escolar de Pawling para hacer la transición a  la universidad.   La biblioteca de Pawling está orgullosa de asociarse con Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.     Preparing for College Tuesday, November 29 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Preparing for College or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   In this workshop Latino parents and students will receive vital information along with resources from the Pawling Central School District to foster a smooth transition into college.   The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Camino Al Éxito’s Project for All.   Photograph by Armin Rimoldi  

Fall Youth Programs – Registration Now Open!

Our Fall programs are just around the corner! Registration for child and teen programs for our fall cycle, Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 starts today, Monday, 9/12! Register anytime after this date. Children’s Programs: For more information on our programs for children birth – grade 4, visit our Current Children’s Programs Page. Register online from this portal, our calendar, or by contacting Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at or 845-855-3444. Registration is preferred for all programs in the children’s department. Drop-ins will be accommodated whenever possible, though drop-in participation is not guaranteed. Teen/Tween Programs: Visit our Teen Programs page for information on this fall’s series of events for youth ages 10-18. Register from our calendar or through the teen programs page. For more information, contact Young Adult Programming Coordinator, Maureen Meltzer-McGrath at or 845-855-3444. Registration is required for all programs in the Young Adult Department.  

The College Applications Timeline – What To Do & When / Online Program

Presented by Priyanka Shingala Wednesday, September 28 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for The College Applications Timeline or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at   The college applications process can sound complicated with all its moving parts: SAT/ACT testing, college searches, tours, essays, interviews, and so on. In this program, Priyanka Shingala of Let’s Talk College, LLC will provide an updated overview of the process, and cover the exact steps you should take to stay on track, and even get ahead. This program is geared towards parents of all high school students, particularly 10th-12th graders. Topics include, but are not limited, to: With universities going test-optional, should you take the SAT or ACT? College Tours: What should you look for and what questions should you ask? Personal statements/supplemental essays/interviews; Getting a head start on the admissions process; A breakdown of priorities and a timeline of 9-12th grades; and Helpful resources to guide you through the process.   About our presenter: Priyanka Shingala has been working in the test prep...

New Nature Preserve Deer Pond Farm – hiking, birding & more / Online Program

Tuesday August 16 7-8 pm Click the link below to register for Deer Pond Farm or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.   About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all...

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     Photo courtesy of  CSG Dog Snow Gear   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

Are your tickets entered for the summer reading raffle?

REMINDER: Our first raffle in our Summer Reading Challenge will be 7/15! If you’ve been logging your reading online or with a paper log, you’ve been earning raffle tickets to win prizes in our raffles! But have you stopped by the library to fill them out and pick up your other prizes? Want a chance to win? Kids and teens who have leveled up in the Summer Reading Challenge will need to stop by the library before 7/15 to pick up prizes and enter their raffle tickets or contact program coordinator Neena to redeem their tickets. Adult participants do not need to stop by; their tickets are automatically entered for them! For the 7/15 raffle, you could win tickets to games from awesome area teams like the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York Red Bulls, and Danbury Westerners. Got questions? Out of town or unable to stop in to redeem tickets? Contact Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or to find out about entering the raffle when you can’t come in. Thank you to the...

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:  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   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.      

Summer Teen Volunteers Needed

Thank you to all those who have sent in their applications to be a Summer Volunteer. We will be in touch shortly to let you know the next steps. Meanwhile, we still need a few more volunteers for the Help Young Writers program. Please contact Maureen McGrath at if you are interested. Help Young Writers: This opportunity is to help younger children to write, make, and publish their own books. This program is funded in part through Dutchess County and OCFS. The Summer Volunteer application is now open for those age 11 & up. Please use this link:

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: