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


Let's Build Together: LEGO

Alternating Tuesdays (09/19, 10/03, 10/17, 10/31, & 11/14)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ages: Grades K-4
, caregivers welcome but not required.
with Maureen, Library Annex

Join us for an afternoon of building fun! Children can use the Library’s LEGO collection to create whatever their imaginations invents. Each meeting will feature a collaborative challenge for participants to create together followed by free play. Join for as many or as few weeks as you are available. Registration required.

Roblox Club

Alternating Tuesdays, (09/26, 10/10, 10/24 & 11/7)
4:00 PM – 5:0 PM
Ages: Grades 3 +

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.

Animals, Animals, Everywhere!

Animals, Animals, Everywhere

Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nine week series, 09/21 - 11/16
Ages: K-2, caregivers welcome but not required
Library Annex, with Maureen

During this craft time, we’ll create a variety of furry friends and read some stories about them. A different animal will be highlighted each week.  Registration required. Join for as many or as few weeks as you are able.

Homeschool Space: Elementary

Third Thursday of the Month (09/21, 10/19, 11/16, & 12/14),
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 Fall 2023:

September: Best Bubble contest. We’ll be making bubbles using various tools, designing our own bubble wands, and try and make the biggest bubbles possible using scientific thinking. Register here.

October: National Digital Citizenship Week! Our group will talk about safe online behavior and what it means to be a good digital citizen/kind online. We will also create group and individual art to reflect our learning and feelings about technology and digital life. Register here.

November: Emergency Preparedness for kids and gratitude cards. Register here. 

December: Snow globes! We’ll learn about how they work, design our own, and even create snow globe thaumatropes as a science connection. Register here.


Family Events

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Haunted Library

Haunted Library
Saturday, October 28
11:00 - 3:00 PM
All ages and a caregiver

Stop by the library during your trick or treat adventures around town for a library full of gentle fun for kids and families. Explore our spooky decorations, play some games, create a Halloween craft or two, and trick or treat at the circulation desk. Plus, our friend Lola the library owl will make an appearance to hand out treats. This passive event will take place all throughout the main library and drop-ins are welcome! No registration is required, just stop in for a fang-tastic good time.
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Bubbles and Buddies at Fall Fest!

RESCHEDULED! Bubbles and Buddies at Pawling Rotary Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event held offsite at Lakeside Park
2 Lakeside Dr. Pawling, NY 12564

All ages and families

Presented by Pawling Rotary, paid for in part by Dutchess County.

The library will be at the 2023 Fall Festival with tote bag crafts and the next in our literacy heroes event series, Bubbles and Buddies, which features a foam party! Stop by and visit us, Rotary, and the other wonderful organizations participating in this years event, free.

The Pawling Rotary cannot wait to welcome families to the 2023 Fall Festival! We have so many fun activities planned, including a bouncy house, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and new this year, a foam party! Please make sure to bring your bathing suit for this fabulous foam party! Take a dive in heaps of sudsy, refreshing bubbles.  Please note, children's clothes will get damp.  We strongly encourage you to bring bathing suits so you can enjoy the rest of the festival.

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.