Category: Services

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.

Black History in the Children’s Collection

Looking for books to read with your children this Black History Month? We’re highlighting books by Black creators this February. This selection list includes biographies of Black trailblazers and game changers, important moments from our history, and collections of tales and folklore passed down through generations. Interested? You can request any of these books through the links below. ***Starred choices are available as digital downloads in hoopla or Libby! Thank you to Angie Webb for curating this list. Biographies Little leaders: bold women in Black history. By Vashti Harrison (Request it here) *** (Digital version) Before she was Harriet: the story of Harriet Tubman by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Request it here) Sojourner Truth: ain’t I a woman? by Pat McKissack (Request it here) Promises to keep: how Jackie Robinson changed America by Sharon Robinson (Request it here) Althea Gibson: the story of tennis’ fleet-of-foot girl by Megan Reid (Request it here) Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (Request it here) *** (Digital Version) The story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore (Request it here) Bad news for outlaws: the remarkable life of...

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Download Magazines With Libby

Overdrive now offers over 3,000 popular magazines available to download with no wait lists, holds, or checkout limits. Using your library card you can download the magazines from the Overdrive website (https://mhls.overdrive.com/) or view them on your mobile device using the Libby App (https://meet.libbyapp.com/). Magazine checkouts do not affect the number of eBooks you can request or check out at once in the Overdrive service. The collection of magazines ranges from the well-known (The New Yorker, The Economist, Vogue, National Geographic) to the highly specialized (Minecraft World, Interweave Crochet, Yachting World, Home Business Magazine). Magazines are even available in other languages.

Coursera

Free Online Learning

The New York State Department of Labor has made online job training available for free to all New Yorkers. Visit https://dol.ny.gov/online-learning-coursera to create a Coursera account and start learning. Courses cover a broad range of topics and skill levels, from business negotiation to cybersecurity to medical neuroscience.