Children’s Programs

Winter 2023 Children's Programs

Programs for families and for youth ages birth to 10 years old, focused on fun and learning!

Winter Programs run January 17 - March 18

Winter Registration begins January 4

Find the right programs for your family

We offer a variety of different program types to reach as many families in our community as we can.  The number of program meetings, dates, times, and topics may vary throughout the year. Click on the categories below to see our current offerings for each age group and register for our programs.

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Early Learning Program Series

For youth ages 0-5 years old and a caregiver.

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After School Clubs (K-4)

Late afternoon programs for children ages 5-10 years old.

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Special Events

One-time in-person programs or take home activity kits for kids and families.

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More About Our Programs

Focus on Learning

Whether it's developing early literacy skills or exploring science topics like circuits or gravity, our programs center on developmentally appropriate education. Though program topics vary, growth and child development is at the core of every program we host.

Exploration and Play

Kids learn best when they are involved, whether through hands-on experiments, play, or direct skill practice. The crafts and activities included in our program are designed to be fun and beneficial for children's growth and development. Even our play based activities encourage the development of socio-emotional and gross motor skills and the exploration of important educational concepts.

Led by Experienced Educators

Our weekly program series are led by our team of programming educators which includes current and former teachers. Regardless of their backgrounds, our educators utilize their years of experience working with children and research-backed best practices to encourage exploration and learning.

Funded by Donations

All of our children's programs are free to attend, thanks to grants and generous donations by members of our community. We are grateful to all the donors who make our services possible.

Many of our seasonal programs, like Read and Play, Twodaloo Twos, Outdoor Playgroup, all of our science clubs, and our Literacy Heroes event series are partially funded by Dutchess County's generous funding of literacy and S.T.E.A.M initiatives.

Need Help?

You can reach out to us with questions or concerns by email, text message, or phone. Contact Children's Program Coordinator Neena McBaer via the contact information below or visit our circulation desk for assistance.

Phone: (845) 855-3444 • Text: (845) 350-2771 • Email: children@pawlinglibrary.org

Be the First to Know About New Events!

Join our mailing list, which sends out updates when registration starts for our quarterly program cycles and when we announce special events. We send fewer than one email a month, keeping you informed without overloading your inbox.