Category: Services

Borrow more eBooks with Libby

The Mid-Hudson Library System has entered into a reciprocal lending agreement with the Upper Hudson Library System. This means that many of the eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available through their libraries can now be checked out by Pawling Library patrons. The agreement only covers content on the Overdrive/Libby platform which is not actively checked out by another user. For step by step instructions on how to access the Upper Hudson collection on the Libby app, please read https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Libby-RLA-instructions-1.pdf

Have you visited our StoryWalk®?

Have you visited the StoryWalk® set up at Pawling Recreation’s Lakeside Park? Take a family walk and read along to Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. If you do visit, please don’t forget to leave us a message in our tracking book. And if you come across any damage or missing pages, please contact the library at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org to let us know! Thank you to Town of Pawling Recreation Department and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for partnering with us on this project. Please note that this StoryWalk will be on display until 12/17/21. The program will return with a new story in 2022! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Masks Highly Encouraged

Starting Wednesday June 23rd, the Pawling Library will be relaxing its safety restrictions. Fully vaccinated individuals may use their best judgment about whether to wear a mask, but masks are highly encouraged. All public computers are available for use, and we will be open for our normal hours of operation. For information about how to become fully vaccinated, please visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Vaccine-Appointments.htm Patrons who do not wish to come into the library may still sign up for contactless checkout at https://tinyurl.com/courtyardcheckout Patrons unable to visit the library may sign up for homebound delivery by calling the library at (845) 855-3444 or emailing Tom at circ@pawlinglibrary.org Have questions? Call the library at (845) 855-3444.

Community Survey

The Pawling Library is conducting a survey to help us understand how people use the library and how we can serve them best. We would love to have your input as we chart our future. Go to https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/survey/ to leave your feedback.

Open July 5th

The Pawling Library will be closed on Independence Day, as with every other Sunday in July and August. We will be OPEN on Monday July 5th.

Using the library safely

On Tuesday June 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 8 of our re-opening protocols. Masks are currently required for all unvaccinated individuals at all times. People who have been fully vaccinated may use the library without a mask in the afternoons and evenings. During the mornings, we are maintaining “vulnerable-friendly hours”, when everyone on site will wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. For all the guidelines to follow during stage 8 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ We recognize that not everyone is ready to return to our building. During stage 8 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

Stage 7 Re-Opening

On Saturday May 1st, the Pawling Library entered Stage 7 of our re-opening protocols. This means we are resuming limited, socially-distant in-person programming. Up to 14 visitors are permitted into each building. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit (or longer, if nobody is waiting for a turn to use the library). For the six guidelines to follow during stage 7 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ We recognize that not everyone is ready to return to our building. During stage 7 we will continue to offer contactless checkout in our courtyard. For more information please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/contactless-checkout-with-mylibro/

How to Sign Up for the Covid-19 Vaccine in Dutchess County

Knowing how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine appointment is hard, and it’s the first time for all of us! The libraries of Dutchess County are here to help you understand how to get started. Here is a short video that can help: https://vimeo.com/522899276

Dr. Seuss Read-Alikes

Dr. Seuss’s classic picture books have inspired a new generation of artists and authors, whose works we think your family will love! This list highlights books that rhyme, promote imagination and empathy, or get silly. Plus, all our picks feature illustrations that bring stories to life. Celebrate National Reading Month with a new adventure! Click here to view our list: https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Copy-of-Dr.-Seuss-Readalikes.pdf

Have you tried Wonderbook?

Wonderbooks are here! Wonderbooks are children’s books with ready-to-play audiobooks already inside. Take one off the shelf and press play. It’s never been more fun to read along! Our new Wonderbook collection features several read-alongs with text and audio delivered in both English and Spanish. It’s a great way for kids to learn a new language and for native Spanish speakers to enjoy the magic of Wonderbook read-alongs. View the library’s LISTEN ALONG (orange) Wonderbook collection in the picture book section or search wonderbook in our catalog to find out more.