Saturday, 8/27 in the Library Courtyard (weather permitting) Drop-in anytime from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Thanks to our excellent community readers, we’ve earned a celebratory end of summer ice cream party! We’re only half way through summer and already Pawling has collectively read over 50,000 minutes (as of 8/1/22). To celebrate, readers of all ages are invited to join us for ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, and fun and games in the courtyard. Drop in with your friends or family on August 27th, anytime from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, no registration required. We’ll have yard games like lawn bowling and provide access to our outdoor play materials, including our water play tables and giant lawn blocks. This event is intended for patrons who have participated in our Summer Reading Challenge, but all are welcome to join us and celebrate their hard work! For more information, please email Maureen or Neena or call us at 845-855-3444.
Event Category: Child & Family
Make Me an Author (AT HOME Kits!) Today, 8/20, is the last day for our Make Me an Author program participants to return their final drafts of their books for publication. With questions, contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-855-3444.
(Ages 2 – 6 years and a caregiver) Friday, 8/12, 5:30 – 6:30 PM– Main Library/Courtyard Come tinker, thinker, explore, and build at the library with Ms. Neena and Ms. Carla. This event will feature a wide variety of building blocks and materials, challenging kids to think like an engineer. Portions of this program may be held outside as weather allows or indoors if conditions are poor. Registration preferred; Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368508728527
This program is a series of four take home kits; pre-prepped learning activities for children ages 2-5 to do at home with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kits up from the library once they are available. Kits are made to order and differentiated by child’s age. Our staff will email registrants once they are available. This 4 week series includes different dramatic play experiences for children ages 2 to 5. Week of 7/22: Let’s Work at the Pizza Place Week of 7/29: Let’s Work at the Library Week of 8/5: Let’s go to the Grocery Store Week of 8/12: Let’s Drive! Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369034781967
Meet a Mermaid Storytime (All ages and a caregiver) Saturday, 7/16, 1:30 – 2:30 PM PROGRAM HELD OFFSITE: Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Dr. Pawling, NY 12564 Stop by the Lakeside beach for our special mermaid meeting. Our mermaid friends will read, sing, and play with us, as well as provide opportunities for meet-and-greets. This program is part of our Literacy Heroes series and sponsored in part by Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. The Literacy Heroes series aims to inspire youth to practice the keys to early literacy from a young age by providing opportunities for them to meet and interact with awesome characters and artists who love to practice these skills. No registration required, though registration is preferred. We’ll send you email reminders/updates about the program if you do register in advance! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368504325357