“Fall into Reading” Literacy Series: Grades 3-4

“Fall into Reading” Literacy Series: Grades 3-4

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Oct/Fri/2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
-Library Annex-
Address: 15 Oak St, Pawling NY 12564

Every Other Friday (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, and 11/17) 4:00-5:30 pm

Falling into reading is kind of like falling in a big pile of leaves—it’s fearless and fun! This series of programs encourages the budding creative writer in all of us to come out with inspiring stories and activities meant to generate creative and critical thought. Selected topics vary by age but includes “Fantastic Flashlight Forts,” “All about Dinosaurs” and “Mysterious Tales” among others.

Related upcoming events

  • Aug/Tue/2022 9:00 AM - Aug/Tue/2022 9:30 AM


    This program has been postponed. We hope to resume the programming for ages 0-18 months in September. 


    CANCELLED: Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:30 am – Ms. Neena

    Early literacy is an important part of a baby’s healthy development. We read, sing, babble, and bounce together. Learn resources to use at home and meet other caregivers. Ends with social play. This program will be held outside in our courtyard as weather permits.

    This is a six week program series. Attend as many or as few as you are able.

  • Aug/Tue/2022 10:00 AM - Aug/Tue/2022 10:45 AM

    Age Range: 18 – 30 months and a caregiver

    NEW TIME SLOT FOR SUMMER 2022, Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am –MIXED LOCATION

    Interactive storytime featuring puppets, instruments, and elements of music & movement. Program ends with play. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor.

    Registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/367868884737


  • Aug/Tue/2022 3:00 PM - Aug/Tue/2022 4:00 PM

    Ages: 3-5 years and a caregiver

    Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena

    Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water.

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368485559227



  • Aug/Wed/2022 10:30 AM - Aug/Wed/2022 11:30 AM

    (2-5 years and a caregiver)

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Ms. Neena

    Teachers say that the skills that lead to the most student success in school are their social and emotional skills. Join us to help develop these skills, as well as STEM, art, and literacy practice, all while children play! This supervised hour of fun provides a large space for children to meet and play with our outdoor play equipment, weather permitting. Please dress children for the weather and bring water. This program is designed to ease the transition to daycare, preschool, and especially kindergarten and is paid for in part by Dutchess County.

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368501587167

  • Aug/Wed/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 3:00 PM

    (Grades 2-5)

    Alternating Wednesdays (7/20, 8/3, & 8/17)

    2:00 - 3:00 PM – Library Annex

    At this biweekly gaming session, gamers gather to play Minecraft, Roblox, and other games with friends! Library provided laptops and other gaming equipment will be available for students to use, but participants are welcome to bring their own gaming devices as well.

    Registration required. Join us for one or as many of the sessions as you are able. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368547785347

  • Aug/Wed/2022 4:30 PM - Aug/Wed/2022 5:30 PM

    For developing readers, especially grades 1-6.

    Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM by 15 minute appointment – Charles Colman Gazebo

    This program is held offsite at the Gazebo on Charles Colman Avenue. 

    Meet our pal Jackie and her pooch, Harper the reading dog! This program provides a fun, relaxed space for kids to practice reading skills and get some puppy love at the same time. Harper and Jackie are Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause trained providers, ready to provide low-stress reading practice support. This program is a great fit for kids who love to read and those who don’t, as well as kids who just want a puppy cuddle.

    Registration preferred. Walk-ins will be accommodated whenever possible.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368550242697


  • Aug/Thu/2022 10:30 AM - Aug/Thu/2022 11:15 AM

    Slow E-Motions: Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

    (1-6 years and a caregiver)

    Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Library Annex 

    Program runs weekly for eight weeks, 7/7 - 8/26

    A program all about learning to identify, understand, and respond positively to our emotions and feelings. This program features music, dance, and instrument activities designed to explore feelings like frustration, anger, and happiness.

    Two Right Feet’s program was developed in 200 0 by a speech and language pathologist who also held a degree in dance. Hannah Demmerle, current program director, holds a degree in occupational therapy (COTA) and develops the group’s educational programs and curriculum. Live music and ASL (American Sign Language) are a few of the other highlights of Two Right Feet’s enrichment programs. Registration is required. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/367873177577

    This program is sponsored in part by Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

  • Aug/Thu/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 3:00 PM

    Make Me an Author (in-person class)

    (Grades K-5)

    Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM – Library Annex

    This summer, kids and families have the opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish a real book! Kids will receive writing support from our staff and volunteers as they craft a story of their own. Then, using drawings, photos, or other art, kids will illustrate their work. In order to be published by the library, the story will need to address one of the following themes: anti-bullying, overcoming challenges, or coping with big feelings. Each participant will receive a bound version of their book to keep. Partially funded by the Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368577042857

    *Please commit to attending at least 4 of the 6 weeks of this 6 week program in order to claim a spot in the class.*

    Can't commit to attending in-person regularly? This program is also available as a take-home kit, where families work on their draft together at home before returning their story to the library for publication. When registering, please indicate how you would prefer to participate. Participation is limited to either in-person or take home.

  • Aug/Fri/2022 All day

    (Grades K – 5 and a caregiver)

    Series of 6 kits, weekly. 7/15 - 8/19

    This program is a series of 6 take home kits; pre-prepped learning activities for children entering grades Kindergarten - 5th grade in Fall 2022 to do at home with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick each kit up from the library once they are available. Families can register for all the weeks or individual weeks. Our staff will email registrants weekly once each kit is available. Kits are made to order and registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369054089717

    Take science learning to a new level with these kits made by expert science teachers at Steve Spangler Science! Each week, pick up a new kit including everything you need to turn your home into a science lab. Some experiments may be messy. Caregiver oversight is recommended.

    This program is partially sponsored by Dutchess County.

  • Aug/Fri/2022 All day

    (Grades K-5)

    This program is a take home kit; a pre-prepped learning activity for children to do at home. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kit up from the library once it is available.

    Available for pick up week 8/19. Our staff will email registrants once they are available.

    Satisfy the need for slime with this one time pick up kit containing all the ingredients and add-ins to create a seaworthy slime! This is a messy project

    Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369275261247