Current Children’s Programs


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Live Zoom Programs                          Anytime Programs


The Pawling Library has moved online! Our online collection is available for all of your media related needs, and we are now offering live and at-your-own-pace online programming as frequently as we are able.


Register for May Live Programs Now!


Live opportunities: story hours, sensory activities, games, escape rooms

Check out our live opportunities in our May 2020 Live Programming Guide.

Register online at this link or email for assistance. Click here for information on system requirements.






Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group*
• For Parents of children 0-5 years old • Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom

Registration Required – Click here to sign up online or email for assistance

Our library has partnered with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all.

*This support group is not considered a therapeutic support group. Though led by a mental health professional with experience in supporting parents and families, this support group does not take the place of personalized mental l health treatment, and should not be treated as such.


System Requirements for Live Programming

All live programming will be held over Zoom, so an internet connected device is required. Caregivers must be present while setting up the connection and remain in the same room as participating children under 5 years during 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.

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

Any Time Programs

In addition to our live programming opportunities, we’re still offering passive programs that you and your family can do at any time. Interested? Click on the options in the table below or keep scrolling to find out more.


READ-A-THON Story Time Bites  Weekly Family Trivia Contest 



We may not be together now, but we sure can read together!  All ages are invited to join our community in tallying minutes for our Read-A-Thon! Can we collectively read our goal of 20,000 minutes between now and June 1st? What about 50,000? Help us prove that staying home doesn’t mean reading and learning stops.
Our library uses READsquared, a program designed to foster a love of reading! Plus, the more you read and log, the closer you’ll be to unlocking prizes. Kids and adults can earn at-home art projects, book bags, slime, and other swag!
Register for the Read-a-Thon now at
Want to know how close we are to our community goal? Check the Read-A-Thon meter below.
As of May 8, Pawling has read: 29,962 minutes or 499.4 hours! 



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’re also hosting live preschool and toddler story times via Zoom in May. Find out more here. 

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Family Trivia Contests

Every Friday between now and when we reopen, we will be posting a family friendly trivia game here for you to play with your family and friends. Play online anytime from your computer, phone, or tablet. We encourage grown ups to be involved–use this as a chance to problem solve and have fun with your families. Top scorers from past weeks will be posted here! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PAST QUIZZES

Week Six: Kids Sports Quiz We’re featuring questions on all your favorites, like baseball and soccer, and some more unusual sports too! Click on this link to play: or type code 09816097 into the Kahoot app.  “Delilah” had the highest score on this week’s quiz! Awesome work by users “Timmy” and “Unicorns!” too!

Week Seven: Food Around the World How much do you know about what people around the world eat? This quiz may be a greater challenge than previous quizzes!  Click on this link to play: or type code 03022143 into the Kahoot app.



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


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 0-10, 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