Early Learning Program Schedule

Early Learning Program Schedule

Scroll to explore our full slate of weekly program series for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregivers. Weekly programs are listed first, followed by one-time events. Please note that space is limited in our small group early learning programs. Drop-ins are welcome, but may not be guaranteed participation. When programs fill up, program admission will be first granted to those who have pre-registered.


Baby Bounce and Groove

(Birth - 18 mo. and a caregiver)
Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 AM – Library Annex
Join us for stories, rhymes, and baby movement. We’ll focus on the keys for early literacy—singing, reading, talking, playing, and engaging with caregivers. This program will be held indoors for the winter and end with 10 - 15 minutes of play time.

Program cycle runs 9 weeks, April 11- June 6. Join us for as many or as few classes as you are able, but please ONLY register for the dates you plan to attend.

Toddlers in Training

(Ages 18-30 months and a caregiver)
Thursdays 10:00-10:45 AM
OR Fridays, 10:45 - 11:30 AM
Library Annex with Miss Neena

8 week program series
NO CLASS ON 06/01 OR 06/02

Registered participants will be given priority. Drop-ins will be accommodated only as space allows.

Interactive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. We will be indoors for stories and songs, but may move outdoors for playtime if the weather allows.


Twoodalo Twos! 

(Ages 2.5 – 3.5 years and a caregiver)
Fridays, 9:30-10:30 AM - Library Annex
NO CLASS 06/02

Drop-ins will be accommodated only as space is available.

This 8 week program includes songs, stories, and games plus a play-based learning stations, like art, blocks, or fine motor play. While activities vary week to week, messy materials are occasionally used and smocks will be available. Stories and songs will be indoors, but we may move outside for playtime, if weather allows.

This program is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

Play Group

(Ages 2-5 years and a caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM –  Library Annex
Program cycle runs 8 weeks, 4/12-6/7
NO CLASS 04/30

Drop ins will be accommodated only as space is available.

A variety of the library's educational toys and building blocks will be set out for the program, featuring open play. If weather and spaces allow, we may occasionally play outdoors as well. Kids are invited to play and build social connections with other children during this program, which see our room set up with learning goals in mind.

Caregivers are required to remain at the library for the duration of the program.

This program is paid for in part by Dutchess County.


Read and Play

(Ages 3 - 5 years and a caregiver)
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM - Library Annex
Program cycle runs 9 weeks, 4/11 - 6/6

Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group focuses on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This program is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

Early Robotics with indi 

(Ages 3-7 years & families)
Friday, 04/28, 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Friday, 05/26, 5:30 -6:15 PM
Main Library, with Neena

Meet indi! This smart little robot is easy for pre-readers and developing readers to code and play with. Kids can play together or work one-on-one. Those who are new to the robots will be given guidance from our staff and the freedom to explore, while those who have used the robots before can build on past experiences with more complex challenges.

Registration is required as space is limited.

This program is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

Hora de Cuentos

Bilingual Storytime / Hora del Cuento Bilingüe

6:30 - 7:30 PM, el último martes de cada mes -- 30 de mayo, 27 de junio...
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Iglesia Episcopal) - 22 Coulter Ave, Pawling, NY

Una hora de cuentos, música y juegos para familias en inglés y español. ¡Evento gratis! Se les pide a los padres y cuidadores que se unan a la diversión, a menos que estén participando en las clases de inglés de NEDIS (Servicios para inmigrantes del noreste Dutchess).

6:30 - 7:30 PM, on the last Tuesday of each month -- May 30th
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Ave, Pawling, NY

An hour of stories, music, and games for families in both English and Spanish. Free! Parents and caregivers are asked to join in the fun unless they are participating in Northeast Dutchess Immigrant Services (NEDIS) English classes. No registration required.


Quick FAQ

  • Registration is required or preferred for weekly programs. Please check registration requirements before showing up for a program, as our small spaces cannot always accomodate drop-ins.


  • Younger or older siblings are welcome to attend programs with their families as long as it is not disruptive. We ask that caregivers notify us in advance if siblings that will want to participate in program activities will be attending.


  • 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.


  • 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.