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 and advance registration may be needed.


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. This is a nine week series.

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
Interactive story time featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This program will be indoors for the winter season. This nine week program session is partially sponsored by Dutchess County.


Twoodalo Twos! 

(Ages 2.5 – 3.5 years and a caregiver)
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OR Fridays, 9:30-10:30 AM - Library Annex
This nine 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. This program is
partially sponsored by Dutchess County.

Books and Blocks

(Ages 2-5 years and a caregiver)
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM –  Library Annex
Join us for stories, songs, and block play, featuring the library's huge collection of blocks and other engineering materials, like vehicles and signs. This program begins with stories and songs and ends with 30-45 minutes of shared building play time. This nine week program is partially sponsored by Dutchess County.


Read and Play

(Ages 3 - 5 years and a caregiver)
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM - Library Annex
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 partially
sponsored by Dutchess County.

Tasty Art: Donut Snowmen

(Families and Children ages 4-10 years)
Available as a Take-Home Kit or In-Person program

Take Home Kit: Available by pick-up the week of 01/27
In-personSaturday, 01/28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
or Saturday, 01/28, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Caregivers welcome, though not required to participate in-person. Take home kit participants will need adult supervision. Learn to make festive winter snowmen from miniature donuts and candy. Enjoy them with family as a special treat or wrap them up and give them as a winter gift.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

(All ages and a caregiver welcome, best for ages 3-8)

This program consists of multiple events. Participants do not *have* to take part in the Sleepover Celebration Event, but we highly recommend it.*

Sleepover Celebration/Stuffed Animal Drop-Off*: Friday, 03/10, 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Stuffed Animal Pick-up: Saturday, 03/11, during library hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

It's time for a library sleepover! Kids, their stuffed animal friends, and caregivers are invited to stop in the library for our special evening sleepover celebration, featuring bedtime stories, songs, and games. But the real silliness begins once kids leave! Stuffed animals are invited to stay the night at the library to play, read, and explore at a special sleepover. Kids will tuck their stuffed toy, doll, or action figure friend into bed and read it a bedtime story before leaving it overnight. On Saturday, kids return to pick up their toy from the library and enjoy photos / stories from the stuffed animals' sleepover. This imaginative event is always a kid-favorite.

*Can't make it to the Sleepover Celebration and drop-off? Contact Miss Neena directly to set up another time to drop-off your child's stuffed animal for the sleepover.

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 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.