Current Children’s Programs

Summer Programs 

Registration Now Open

Programs start July

 

We offer programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age students. More programs for youth ages 10 and up can be found on our teen/tween programs page.

Click here to view our program guide and register online.

Registration is required for all programs. You can register online through our program guide by clicking on the names of the programs you are interested in attending. You can also stop by the library to complete a paper registration form. 

 

There is no lottery for programming at this time. Registration during the COVID-19 pandemic is on a first come, first served basis.  If you have questions about requirements for live or kit programming, please check out our programming requirements below or….

 


Requirements for Live Programming Participation

Most live programming is held over Zoom. Our Superhero and Princess special guest storytimes are live on Facebook Live, and then available as recordings on both Facebook and YouTube. While a camera/video cam is not required for Zoom programming, it adds significantly to the experience. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during Zoom programming. We encourage caregiver participation in all our live programs, as our staff is not able to monitor children’s internet activity while live. Registration is required and connection details will be provided privately after registration to help maintain class security. In registering for a program, patrons acknowledge that they have read the Library’s Programming Policy and Patron Code of Conduct.

New to Zoom? You will need to download the app to your device in advance of your first live program. Visit https://zoom.us/download to find the right connection for your device. Contact us children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-350-2771 for assistance.

Requirements for Kit Programming 

Kits come pre-prepped, with paper instructions or links to digital tutorials. All supplies are quarantined after being packed. Kit participants will receive an email notification when their kits are ready to be picked up. When we are open to the public, you can pick up a kit anytime at the circulation desk or by contactless appointment outdoors. To make an appointment, contact our circulation desk at 845-855-3444 or staff@pawlinglibrary.org

If you live in Pawling or Holmes and are unable to pickup kits due to illness, quarantine, or injury, you may qualify for kit delivery through our Homebound delivery service. Contact Ms. Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org or 845-855-3444 for more information about Homebound delivery.

Requirements for In-Person Programming

Outdoor in-person classes will be held in the library courtyard only if the weather is good enough to meet. We have a tent for hot days, but recommend families come prepared for heat.  Indoor programs will be held in small groups in our library annex. Unvaccinated patrons (over two years old) must wear masks at in-person programming.  This remains true even while outside.   These events are subject to be rescheduled or canceled if public health considerations become a cause for concern in our community. Strollers and picnic blankets welcome. In registering for a program, patrons acknowledge that they have read the Library’s Programming Policy and Patron Code of Conduct.


Story Time Bites 

Story Time Bites: We’ve created some bite size story time moments featuring Ms. Neena for anyone missing story times and programs for children five and under. Each video features one song, rhyme, or story and can be watched anytime. Check them out here.

We also suggest…

 


For more online resources for children and families, including eBooks, audiobooks, downloadable movies, educational games, and more, check out:

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Talk to us! 

Children’s programming and learning opportunities are an essential part of our library mission, and so, if you at any time are in need of recommendations for easy, affordable, at-home learning experiences for children ages 0-11, please reach out to our Children’s Program Coordinator, Neena McBaer, at any time. While we are closed, you can call or text Ms. Neena at 845-350-2771 or email us children@pawlinglibrary.org.