The Library's Middle School Battle of the Books team will meet in the Annex. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to join the team, please contact Maureen Meltzer-McGrath, Young Adult Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Battle of the Books Team Meeting
Related upcoming events
Jun/Wed/2022 5:00 PM - Jun/Wed/2022 8:00 PM
The libraries of Dutchess and Putnam counties are joining together for a open mic talent night for tweens & teens. To be held at the Patterson Library, outdoors, weather-permitting. All talents are welcome: sing, dance, play music, gymnastics, magic, etc. Ages 6 through 12 years should arrive at 5 pm. Ages 13 through 21 years should arrive at 6 pm. Please register through the Patterson Library using the link or call 845-878-6121 x10.
Jul/Mon/2022 11:00 AM - Jul/Mon/2022 12:00 PM
Start the weeks this summer with a drop-in meet-up to share ideas, write, draw, and just imagine. For tweens & teens from incoming 5th grade through 12th grade. Registration suggested but walk-ins are fine. No meeting August 1st. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monday-meet-ups-tickets-345806896737
Jul/Mon/2022 3:00 PM - Jul/Mon/2022 5:00 PM
Drop in to play a variety of board games like Catan, Splendor, Five-Minute Dungeon and more. To be held in the Library Annex. For rising 5th graders and up. Registration not required but suggested. Walk-ins are welcome. No meeting August 1st. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaming-unplugged-tickets-349839719017
Jul/Tue/2022 3:00 PM - Jul/Tue/2022 4:30 PM
Join us each week to explore a different “tech” experience. This program runs once a week from July 12th to August 16th. Register for all weeks or pick and choose by the subject. This program is for rising 5th graders and up. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-tuesdays-tickets-350600374157
July 12th: Build an A.I. Vision Kit
July 18th: Explore Paper Circuits
July 26th: Learn 3-D Printing
August 2nd: Explore with Ozobots
August 9th: Explore Squishy Circuits
August 16th: Discover Lego Building
Jul/Wed/2022 4:00 PM - Jul/Wed/2022 5:30 PM
For those who love to craft, do art, and make things. We'll explore a variety of mediums and Ocean themes during this weekly program. Week One: Jellyfish Lanterns. Bring the wonder of the ocean into your decor by making Jellyfish Lanterns. Make a large one for the Teen Space and a smaller one to bring home. Sign up for all weeks or pick and choose. For rising 5th grade and up. Registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafternoon-wednesdays-tickets-358823038367
Jul/Fri/2022 11:00 AM - Jul/Fri/2022 5:00 PM
Oceans of Possibility Summer Reading Baseball Raffle
(All ages, grown-ups included!)
Start your summer reading early! Log your reading and collect raffle tickets before 7/15 for your chance to win tickets to Hudson Valley Renegades or Danbury Westerners Games for the whole family. We'll pull winners for the baseball raffle on 7/15/2022!
- Two lucky participants will win a family four-pack of tickets to a Hudson Valley Renegades game. This prize includes tickets and team caps for any available home Renegades game in Wappingers Falls, NY. This MiBL Yankee Affiliate team puts on family-friendly games at Dutchess Stadium, often including fireworks and kids' competitions!
- 20 or more participants will win tickets family pack tickets to see the Danbury Westerners play at Rogers Park in Danbury. The Westerners were the NECBL Champions in 2021 and with the park so close to home, it's an easy outing for the family.
Participants do not have to be present to win. We will notify winners via email or phone.
More about our Summer Reading Program and how to earn raffle tickets:
The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge has something for everyone! Whether your family is motivated by helping our community, earning brag badges that show off kids’ reading accomplishments, or a love of ice cream and other rewards, like free books and toys, we’ve got a challenge for you.
Participants simply record the time they spend reading (or being read to) on a paper reading log or on our website. For each 150 minutes read, participants earn raffle tickets for bigger prizes, like HV Renegades Baseball tickets or a Kindle Fire. Kids can also earn brag badges they can wear or attach to their backpack. There’s other incentives kids can earn along the way too, like free books and stickers. When participants read 1,200 minutes or more over the summer, they’ll earn a certificate of achievement.
On top of individual prizes, the reading logged in our summer reading challenge helps our community grow! If Pawling can log 20,000 minutes read this summer, we will earn our community prizes: an ice cream celebration party and a Nintendo Switch that all ages can use in library programming. Logging reading time takes just minutes, so jump in; there’s a sea full of excitement ahead!
Why summer reading for youth?
Studies show that over the summer break, students often experience academic backtracking, or lose the skills they already learned in school. And unfortunately this backtracking doesn’t just disappear when returning to the classroom. If not addressed, kids will experience compounding skill loss each year, which can leave them multiple grade levels behind their peers.
Setting aside just 30 minutes to read each week over the summer can help better prepare students to re-enter the classroom in the fall.
Jul/Fri/2022 4:00 PM - Jul/Fri/2022 5:30 PM
What's better than ice cream on a summer day? When you combine it with a chance to paint! Tracey Falcone of Hudson Valley Creamery will lead this paint and ice cream workshop for tweens & teens in grades 5 & up. She will show you step-by-step how to paint a design and you'll enjoy an ice cream treat as well. To be held in the Library Annex.
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-style-fridays-paint-ice-cream-social-tickets-319921994297
Jul/Mon/2022 6:00 PM - Jul/Mon/2022 6:00 PM
This program series is for high school students to help them ready themselves for the "real world". At Financial Know-How, a representative from PCSB bank in Pawling will teach students about various bank accounts and services as well as how to write a check and manage your money. Registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adulting-101-financial-know-how-tickets-371307419487