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Coming Back

The library will enter into stage 4 of our reopening plan on Tuesday July 14th. At that time, up to seven patrons at a time will be allowed to enter the library. Each person must wear a mask and may stay for up to one hour per visit. For the six guidelines to follow during stage 4 and more information about our re-opening procedures, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/

Contactless Checkout with myLibro

Now that the library is offering contactless checkout, you can schedule a pickup time using the myLibro app. The app is available for free on Apple and Android devices in their respective app stores. If you prefer to schedule your pickup via email or phone, you can still email us at staff@pawlinglibrary.org or call 845-855-3444. For the full contactless checkout procedures and other re-opening information visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ Please remember to wear a mask whenever you visit the library.

Contactless Checkout Begins June 16th

Contactless checkout will begin on Tuesday June 16th in the library courtyard. Checkout will be by appointment only, for items previously requested. Patrons will be able to place requests by phone or email or by using the myLibro app. For the full contactless checkout procedures and other information pertaining to the library’s phased re-opening process, please visit https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/re-opening-information/ Please remember to wear a mask whenever you visit the library.

Celebrating Black Voices

As we begin Contactless Checkout of local holds, we are highlighting Children’s materials written and/or illustrated by Black creators. All materials available for checkout through Pawling, and many are available on Overdrive for download as well.   Picture Books Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison The Old Truck written and illustrated by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James Hands up! by Breanna J. McDaniel, illustrated by Shane W. Evans Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter (Coming soon!) Mixed Me! by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Early Readers Ana and Andrew Series by Christine Platt (We suggest A Day at the Museum) Chapter Books (Great to Read Alone or Together!) Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson The Crossover : Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile Ways to Make Sunshine by...

Pawling Library Continues to Work Hard for the Community

Pawling Library Continues to Work Hard for the Community

With the Pawling Library closed due to the state-wide government response to Covid-19, Brian Avery, Library Director, has his team working behind the scenes in many ways and on many projects. “Since the time when we closed, the staff and I have been primarily focused on becoming a better library when we re-open. The part-time staff has been doing professional development courses via Universal Class (free to all library card holders) and the full-time staff has been doing a combination of professional development, projects that they had been wanting to tackle but never had the time to do, and planning programs,” Avery said. Among the many projects, one, in particular, is a real stand-out. Home Access Initiative was organized by Children’s Programming Coordinator Neena McBaer, who shared, “We really wanted to figure out how to reach families where they were: at home. Research shows the best way to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to print books. Usually, we do this by checking books out to families. But right now, that’s...

Stuck at home? Here are 10 things you can still do thanks to your library card

Read a book: With Overdrive and hoopla, you can download thousands of eBooks and audiobooks Watch a movie: With Kanopy and hoopla, you can stream videos to your computer, TV, or mobile device Download a magazine: That may sound like a strange combination of words, but with RB Digital you can digitally check out current and back issues of hundreds of popular magazines Learn a language: Your library card gives you access to Mango Languages, an online and mobile language learning program Take a class: Universal Class is an online learning platform that offers over 500 courses Homeschool: We have a page with great resources for children and families like Tumblebooks, Storytime Online, and subject area resources. Read a newspaper: Your library card gives you access to the New York Times as well as over 1,000 other newspapers Update your resume: With JobNow, you have access to live, one-on-one resume help, interview practice, test preparation, and career information Research health information: Now seems a very a propos time to access our health databases to find...

hoopla is here

Your Pawling Library card now offers you free access to streaming content through hoopla. While the focus of hoopla (like Kanopy) is movies, hoopla does also offer TV shows, comics, music, eBooks, and audiobooks. Unlike Overdrive, there is never any wait time for eBooks and audiobooks on hoopla. For more information or to get started, go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/ The Pawling Library would like to thank the Pawling Community Foundation for providing a grant that allowed us to introduce streaming video to our patrons.

Stream videos using Kanopy

The Pawling Library now offers streaming videos through Kanopy. Any Pawling resident with a library card can watch up to four movies a month by visiting http://pawling.kanopy.com Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles,film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn,The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. This service is completely free for patrons, and is supported in part by a grant from the Pawling Community Foundation.

Access Universal Class with Your Library Card

Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace.

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers will be on hand at the library all day to assist anyone who would like to register to vote or would like to update their voter registration. For more information about registering to vote, you can visit the New York State Board of Elections http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html For more information about National Voter Registration Day, you can visit https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/