Elementary Program Schedule

Elementary Program Schedule

Scroll to explore our full slate of weekly program series for children ages 5 - 10 years old and their families. These programs are designed for those enrolled in grades Kindergarten - 4th grade. Weekly programs are listed first, followed by one-time events. Advanced registration is required or preferred for most programming.

Clubs and Classes

Roblox Club

Alternating Tuesdays, (1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, & 3/12)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ages: Grades 3 -8

Library Annex, with Maureen

We’ll play games together on the Library’s account. Learn to build worlds and play this popular online game with friends. The Library will set up a secure account for safe gameplay during this program. Registration required.

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Crazy 8’s Math Club

Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
Eight weeks, January 18 - March 7

Age range: Grades K – 2

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club where kids build stuff, race across a map,
make amazing mazes and more! We'll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Ninjas on the
Run, Cowabunga, and Super-Cube Shuffle®.

Registration required.

Week 1. Ninjas on the Run
Week 2. Going Gaga
Week 3. Super Cube Shuffle
Week 4. Cowabunga
Week 5. Flying Fuzzies
Week 6. Road Trip
Week 7. Funky Fractals
Week 8. Firefighter Training

Homeschool Space: Elementary

Third Thursday of the Month (01/18, 02/15, & 03/21)
1:00-2:00 PM Neena, Library Annex
Age range: Homeschoolers ages 5-10, or those homeschooling in Kindergarten – 4th grade.

Each month, homeschoolers come together to work on a fun, engaging project with friends and other homeschoolers in our region. The theme for each month varies and sign up is month by month. Join us for one or all of the events.

Monthly themes for  Winter 2024:

January: Kindness Wins! Art Display

We'll share what kindness looks like to us and create art inspired by kindness and other SEL elementary curriculum topics. This art will then be displayed in the library for the month of February. Participants are also welcome to take their art home, before or after display. Register here.

February: Shark Science

Time for hands-on experimentation to learn how sharks float, examine shark teeth, and more. Register here.

March: Silly, Safe, Science Pranks

Learn how zoos deal with the smelliest, grossest parts of animal care and create fake animal droppings to trick family and friends with. Whether our creations come out looking realistic or like cute, rainbow poop emojis, kids will enjoy learning while creating. Register here.

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Special Events

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Mario Kart Blind Driving Contest

Friday, January 12, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
with Miss Neena, Library Annex

Age range: Grades 3-6

The library will pull out our Nintendo Switch for this fun event, where teams will work together to get their vehicle to the finish line while facing challenges like being blindfolded, relay driving, and more. Those new to Mario Kart and those with experience welcome.

Registration preferred. Walk-ins will be
accommodated only as space is available.

Homeschool Glow Party

Leap Day Homeschool Glow Party
Thursday, 02/29, 1:00-2:00 PM – Neena, Library Annex

Age range: Homeschoolers ages 5-12, or those homeschooling in grades K-6

It’s a bonus day! Join us for a celebration featuring glow-sticks, glow paint, music, and even special glowing juice we’ll make using science.

Registration is required.
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Valentine's Party and Crafts

Friday, February 9, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
with Maureen, Library Annex

Age range: Grades 3-8

Celebrate all things lovely, red, and chocolate at this special Valentine’s Party for grades 3 through 8. We’ll have themed games and crafts.

Registration is required.

Three Little Pigs and a Robot

Friday, March 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Age range:  3-7 years old and a caregiver

In this program, kids are caregivers will work together to help our indi robots retell the tale of the Three Little Pigs. We’ll start by recapping the favorite fairy tale and learning the basics of how the library’s indi bots work. Designed specifically for pre-k through 2nd graders, indi bots are kid-favorites! After learning the basics, kids and caregivers will design their own track to retell the story together and/or with friends.

Space is limited in this program, and registration is required. If all spaces fill, please sign up for our wait list and our team will notify you if space becomes available.

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Nerf Nite Jr.

Nerf Nite Jr.

Friday, March 15, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
with Maureen, Library Annex

Age range: Grades 2-4

Dodge the darts as you run and hide in the Library after hours! The Library has a small supply of Nerf weapons or you can bring your own. Registration is required.

The Carrot Salesman Puppet Show

Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM

Age range: Ages 3-8 and a caregiver

A Paper Heart Puppets Show. Join Mr. Bunny, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself?

This is a Spring Break special event. Registration is required.

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Family Hour: Dance Party

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Age range: 1.5 – 5 years old and a caregiver

An hour of fun featuring toddler and preschool favorite songs, scarves, and lots of balloons. We’ll engage early literacy skills by singing and dancing along, all while sweating it out in this spring break special event. Caregivers are encouraged to dance along with us.

Registration highly suggested. Walk-ins will be accommodated only as space is available.

Quick FAQ

  • Registration is required or preferred for most programs. Please check registration requirements before showing up for a program, as our small spaces cannot always accommodate drop-ins.
  • Siblings are welcome to attend programs with their caregivers, as long as it is not disruptive. We do not always have enough supplies or staff to allow siblings to participate in special or complex projects, however. Please contact us to discuss your situation if you have questions.

 

  • A caregiver is required to remain present in a program or on library grounds, depending on the program, when any child under 5 years old is participating in a library program. Children 5 years old or older may be able to dropped off and picked up, if we have adequate emergency contact information for their caregivers.

 

  • If you have trouble registering online, our staff is happy to help you sign up. You can email us at children@pawlinglibrary.org, call us at 845-855-3444, or stop by the front desk for sign up assistance.

 

  • Programs are always free to attend, thanks to generous funding from community donations and Dutchess County.